It has been a while since I’ve posted a Raggy doll journal page. There is a reason for that … I fell very behind!
Darcy challenged us all to pledge to finish some of our unfinished objects … uFO’s as she calls them … In January. So this is what I did yesterday!
I started with First Edition dsp and gave it a coat of gesso with the brayer.
Next up a gelli print using greens and yellows … Done in two stages.
Then I decided to add some spray ink through a stencil but it didn’t really show up. Next I decided to soften it and blend it a bit so another coat of gesso brayered on.
This actually showed up some of the ink and so I added a bit more in too.
Now it was time for some stamping.
I took a ledger type stamp and repeat stamped it along the bottom using black paint. This gave it a rough image and was the sort of grounded feel I needed. Next I used the paint tube lid to stamp the circles at the top. These were to look like strange branches and leaves falling down from the forest canopy.
I also added some random text down each side to frame it.
Next I took my favourite Darcy designed stamp and stamped that on either side to hang down. Because the texture in the page was quite rough it didn’t stamp very well so I ended up going over it again in pen, and then painted the heart shares with red acrylic to make them pop!
Next I wrote out a verse from Midsummer Nights Dream on inked cream cardstock and cut it and affixed it to the page. This I have now realised is wrong with the page as I seem to have transposed the first two lines when sticking them down so will now have to see if I can peel them off and reattach without damaging the page. Boy am I gutted about this! Doh! Anyways … I will share the rest of what I did before I go and try and rescue it!
I searched for a suitable image to use to represent the fabulous play. I decided upon this Octopode image Orla the Fairie Queen and figurerd she would work as Titania if I added some wings. I have the fabulous wings stamp from Sheena Douglass which I decided would work. So I printed Orla … Now renamed as Titania for the purposes of my page … And then used Promarkers to colour her in. It has been a while since I did any such colouring and I have to admit I loved doing it and am really proud of how she turned out!
I cut her out and then stamped the wings inMidnight Muse and then coloured them with Promarkers too before cutting them out. I fitted her wings and then added her to the page. The finishing touch was to add some Diamond dazzle stickles to her flowers in her hair … And hey presto Titania in her forest.
I adhered the page to a piece of Tea for Two dsp which seemed to work with the page ready to finish off the back with a message for Becca.
So now I just need to work out how to sort out the mess I made of Shakespeare’s verse… What a silly sausage I am!
Hope Becca likes the page as much as I do … I must admit I think it may just be my favourite one yet!