Canvas and Mixed Media art, Masks/Stencils, Paperartsy Kim Dellow

Paperartsy challenge journal

Another page in my Paperartsy challenge journal.  The theme for this time is Art Dolls. I didn’t think that this would be good for my art journal as a theme but then the design team provided lots of fabulous inspiration both 3d and 2d so I figured it was more than possible to play along after all!

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I started with wiping off a stencil and using some leftover paint from the palette from another project.   I used a credit card to scrape the paint around.

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Again more left over paints scraped across the pages, including the lush copper.  I then added distress stain to colour the rest of the pages.

At this point I didn’t know where I was going with the page so time to take stock and decide on a direction!

I decided that the art doll I wanted to create used some collage elements from a magazine so started flicking through the mags I had saved for such an occasion and cut out eyes, nose and mouth for the face and did cut out a body and a word that took my fancy.

But then my thoughts went completely mad!

I stamped and coloured some pieces of Kim Dellow stamps…. can you see what I can see here?
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Well I could see a funny looking man…
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He’s looking a bit disjointed here but that changes when I add in the legs and neck.

So not at all a magazine collage…. so the page starts to take shape a bit more.

I had some glass bead gel left over from another project that had been coloured with some Brusho pigment so I used this through a stencil on the edge of the other page.
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This is whilst it was still drying.

Anyway next time I worked on it it all got finished in one go without stopping for pictures. I drew in the legs and neck and added the shading. Then started with the title and some edging.

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Here are some close ups…
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Not sure it’s the best page I’ve ever done but love it… especially my funny man! He just needs a name so have a think and let me know your ideas.

The next challenge is fabric hardener so got my thinking cap on for how to tackle that one… oh and whilst I remember must date and note the theme of art dolls on this page!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

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