Today I am honoured to say that I am appearing over at Countryview Challenges as a guest DT. When I was kindly invited I jumped at the chance....then worried about it 5 minutes later!
The theme is: 'Use Something New To You' which was perfect timing as I'd just received a rather beautiful set of Luminarte Silks. These are super concentrated so a lot goes a very long way and the shimmer is unbelievable.....another crafting addiction......
I have long admired some of the art dolls I have seen on my travels in blogland so I thought why not give that a try? Warning...they are VERY addictive once you start making them! I now have a few around the house!
I've taken a couple of pictures throughout the process for you.
|legs drawn with black posca pen|
|coloured in and luminarte red silk applied|
|face drawn with micron pen....5th attempt!|
|now coloured in using FC polychromos pencils|
|finished art doll with delicate wings|
|another view of art doll|
|I added some stickles for extra wizard of Oz effect ;)|
|close up of art doll face|
|look at the rich red of the luminarte silk painted heart|
The heart is just a cardboard die cut covered in grungepaste for texture then the paint was applied. All the pieces of the art doll were adhered to cardboard too for extra strength and a loop of rusty tin wire was added for hanging.
I'm really pleased with how it turned out....there shall be many more no doubt. Any questions,ask away but its all pretty straight forward.
Thank you once again to the wonderful ladies at Countryview ;))
Hope you like it