2019 Topic 12: Eyes
It's amazing how Grunge Paste and infusions can add a lovely interest to any background. Kate often starts a page this way, and on this occasion she has pulled out the infusions to add more colour to her stamped dolls.
Hi everyone, it's Kate (https://kateyetter.com) with you today, and I'd like to share with you an art journal layout featuring the topic: Eyes.
I wasn't sure where I was going to go with this project but since I was using these Lynne Perrella dolls I knew I wanted to showcase the whole stamp with a focal point on the eyes. I am working through a journal with neutral color backgrounds so I thought this would be a great way to make the stamped images pop.
Looking back I think I would have liked the background to be a bit darker.
After painting and fussy cutting my images, I added some gold embossing and clear embossing liquid.
I wanted some contrast so I added a piece of torn muslin directly behind the stamped doll.
I thought it would be really fun to put one of the heads on metal wire. And to emphasize the eyes I cut out another set of stamped eyes and layered them on top, adding some clear embossing liquid which in my opinion, makes the colors more vibrant.
A bit of fiber and brown tissue paper were added in for extra texture.