Monday, November 18, 2019

Joggles Art Journal Adventure Week 46 ~ Dolls

Hi everyone! It's Week 46 of the Joggles Art Journal Adventure. We are quickly approaching the end of the 52 week project. Our prompt for this week is Oh, you beautiful doll. That can include art dolls, raggedy dolls, mannequins, or people who are all dolled up...whatever inspires you. I decided to create my own art doll using bits and pieces from a gel print, magazine images, a digital download, and a few embellies to "doll" her up :)

Miss Kitty started with the cat head from a JLeeLoo download. Her dress was cut from a gel print and Texture Paste through a stencil gave it some pattern and interest. Her collar was cut from a scrap of white cardstock with a little faux stitching around the edges and some enamel dots for buttons. The belt was created from a scrap of black and the belt from gold washi tape. Miss Kitty's arms and hands were cut from a fashion image and her legs from a magazine image of a hand with fancy nail polish. Miss Kitty needed glasses which were from a pack of wooden ones and the insides were filled with Glossy Accents to create the shiny lenses. She also wanted to wear a crown so one was cut from some mop-up paper. A little doodling and some silver star sequins added the necessary bling and detail. A heart and a saying from Art by Marlene die cut blocks were adhered to her hands.

The 6x8 inch background began with a page from a vintage children's book which was adhered to light chipboard. White gesso was applied randomly to knock the text back. Once the gesso was dry, Lucky Clover and Salty Ocean Distress Oxides were applied leaving some white space for contrast. Light Blue Permanent and then Cerulean Blue Hue Liquitex acrylics were applied to the background using bubble wrap. Black gesso was added using the inside plastic roll from Scotch tape. To add texture, drywall mesh was adhered in several places using Matte medium.

To give Miss Kitty a place to stand, black and white washi tape was glued along the bottom edge. A simple border was doodled around the edges and a part of a ticket to add a little more orange and a piece of the same washi tape were added to the left side. The background was then adhered to the black background creating a frame for the page.

Thanks for joining Miss Kitty and me today. We love it when you do that! When you get a chance, pop by the Joggles Art Journal Adventure Facebook group to see how others in our group respond to this prompt. It's always so inspiring and fun!

Life is good; so is art.

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