Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Playing with Paper Dolls

by Lisa for Jenny

Jenny's Paper Dolls journal has a lovely vintage feel, so I wanted to do a spread that tied into this.

Paper dolls in art journalling are a bit foreign to me, so I didn't really know what to do.  But I have a pic of my mum and her brother from probably the early 50s, when mum would have been around 7 or 8.  I've always loved this photo, and have drawn it before, so thought it would suit this theme!

As usual I forgot to take progress pics... 😖  I drew the figures of Pam and George on brown kraft card - great stuff, thick enough to cut out, but not too thick.  I then inked them in and cut them out.

I then used heaps of vintage look scrapbook papers from my stash, as a base for both pages.  I remembered that I had this great leaf stencil and mask set from Dina Wakley - still unopened!  - so played around with acrylic paints.  The leaves were outlined with brown Pitt pen.

My kids looked like they were floating on the page, so I added a bit of grass to ground them.

I found a lovely sentiment on Pinterest to use on the other page: 
Childhood is the most beautiful of all life's seasons.  I wrote these words out on the remaining kraft paper, outlined them in ink, and cut them out.  After adhering them with matte gel medium, I added white gel pen highlights.

And here's the complete spread!  Hope you like my entry Jenny, and Happy Arting all! xx

Cheers, Lisa


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