Tuesday, March 11, 2014

My Love For Julie Nutting Paper Doll Stamps Continues

I ordered a few of the newest Julie Nutting paper doll stamps and I love them all! I actually tried something I saw on YouTube with this one.

I stamped her on a piece of mixed-media paper with black Versafine archival ink, and instead of paper-piecing her outfit with an already printed piece of card stock, I stamped the skirt with a floral pattern using a pigment ink. This is important because I wanted it to soften the stamped image a bit and pick up some of the purple color when I brushed over it with a water brush. It wasn’t quite as dark as I wanted, so I gave it another coat with purple metallic water color.

It didn't matter that the stamping and coloring went outside the lines because it was cut out and pieced together later. I must say, knowing I didn't have to be particular while coloring it made it even more fun.
I used a gel pen to color her hair and the top of the dress and headband, and gave the top a once over with a clear Wink of Stella brush pen. A piece of lace and a flower made of confetti with a pearl at the center was added to her waist. Her face, drawn free-hand, finished it up.

The stamping/water-color process was new-to-me, and drawing features was is something outside my comfort zone. New goals met.

1 comment:

  1. I love how you did her skirt! If I decorated her dress, that's the way I would do it so I could be as messy as I want to be!


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