20 Mar 2016

Art Dolls

Happy first day of spring everyone!! I had an hour or so to go out to my shed today so thought I would join in with the PaperArtsy art doll topic. I wish I had had more time for this topic but have had a hectic week at week due to the Cheltenham festival and no staff!...so sometimes working in 3 different locations in one day..and I have woken up this morning with a lovely cold...oh joy. Still 4 more days at work then 10 days off!!

Anyway you can pop over to the PA blog just here there is some lovely work from all the designers.

I only had time to do a tag but got the chance to use a set of my new stamps from paperartsy..a birthday gift from my lovely friend Helen.

I started by painting a tag with sage frescos and adding a layer of crackle glaze...when that was dry I added chalk fresco..quite thick for big cracks. I stamped the doll stamp directly onto the tag and added embossing powder to the crown I stamped her again on smoothy card and cut out the body then again the heart. I painted the dress in chartreuse and the heart with claret. I added feathers at the back and some jewels on the crown.

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6 Mar 2016

Domino swap

I am in a small group where we have swaps for mini art...I love mini art. This time around we are swapping dominoes. I actually have mine finished before the deadline!!

I decided to make a domino book. I started off by covering both sides with a patterned tissue paper and when that was dry put on a thin layer of decoart clear crackle glaze. When that had dried I rubbed in some quin gold and wiped it back off just before it dried properly so it went into some of the tiny cracks...and they are tiny!!

                                           This is the back

Next I cut and scored some card from one of the prima collections (sorry can't remember which one) I used distress inks on the back and stamped some random stamps...on the front I stuck in some chit chat stickers.

 I attached the book to the dominoes with a strong glue and left it to dry....now what to do about the closure?? I added about 3 layers of embossing enamel and a resin bird onto the front..then remembered I had this kind of metal mesh..so decided to make a belly band. I wrapped it around the domino book and just twisted the ends together...done and ready to send off to my swap partner who ever that may be..just hoping they will like it.

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