That's right girls...here's another inspiring challenge from eclectic paperie. This month we are focusing on art dolls. Personally I find paper dolls gorgeous and so versatile. There is so much that you can do.
To top it off the world of paper dolls in art is HUGE!!!There is no set standard and no one way. Just google "art doll" and soak in the plethora of inspiration that assaults your visual sense.
When I heard about this challenge I immediately knew what I wanted to do. It was kissmet that I was traveling all the way to West Virginia that weekend to hang with my fellow eP DT gal Erin Smetak!! She had just thePrima doll stamp that I was looking to use:
I wanted to place mine on a canvas so that I could use various color and texture techniques. Erin and I had just gone on a shopping spree and purchased tons of lace, some canvases, and when I saw the wooden Angel sign...I knew it was for my doll. Thank goodness I had packed my resin wings.
I wanted to cover my sign with my antique linen distress glitter but alas...I forgot to pack it. Instead I used Distress Stickles in Rock Candy over my pre-painted sign. I painted the sign with Silks glazes (Pink Azalea) and sprayed with tattered angels glimmer mist.
I painted the edge with silks glazes to start and then covered with Kroma Crackle. Then I went over it with a prima stencil and some Wendy Vecchi embossing paste in various areas. I was trying to disguise the fact that I used the back of the canvas. The doll was too small for the canvas itself and the frame lent a smaller work surface and thus a better proportion to my art doll stamp.
For the background I layered lace, with drywall joint tape, and Pink Paisley coffee filter words. I covered with gesso and sprayed with TA glimmer mist and some Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst in Creme Brule' (which is how I got the GORGEOUS tone of the dolls skin). The flowers were mostly cut from Webster's pages Postcard's From Paris II line and then sprayes with the same mists to give it a congruent look.
I hope you enjoyed my art doll. Pop over to the eP blog to check out the original inspiration and the other DT's take on art dolls.