Thursday, January 22, 2009

Backgrounds and Paperdolls

My friend, Pam, came to visit for four days with the idea that we would play with our paints, stamps, inkpads, and collage materials the whole time. My first project was to do some paint playgrounds, an idea I found in Janes Davies' Collage Journeys. I used 22" x 17" paper and just smeared it with paint with a foam brush. Obviously, I didn't know when to stop, but one of the things I love about this book is that she tells you many ways to go back and forth between digital techniques and messy hands techniques. So I think I can use these backgrounds effectively in digital collages. The paper dolls are BJD bodies from Minoru World. I wanted one of these but they didn't go on sale, so I made her some clothes from vellum. I sort of ran out of patience before I finished the last card.

1 comment:

Dieverdog said...

I love your little dolls! You got a lot done! Can't wait to see the real doll when you get her! It will be fun to design clothes for her. Those background papers came out so pretty, too! You really got me into using paints again. I bought some acrylics at JoAnn's the other day so I can do more with paints.