I sketched some new Paige dolls lately, just on scrap paper and tags I had lying around. Then I also found a small bags of black glasses I had punched out awhile ago and thought, wouldn't it be cute to add them to my Paige dolls. Here are the results...
I used a stabilo pencil, water colors and black and white pens to draw the girls and backgrounds.
Here's a closer look. I like adding pieces of paper as accents to the tags.
I also love adding black and white striped accents. In the one below, I used some of my printed tissue paper for accents.
I think the glasses add a fun character and I like how they're a bit oversize. The die cut for the glasses are by Impression Obsession DIE048-E.
I hope I've inspired you to add some fun glasses to your dolls.
I was looking for a quick art project do to with my family and found this cute idea of painting brown paper bags.
It's an easy project, you only need a few supplies: paper bags, white paint, paint brush and black marking pens. For a fun option, you can adhere these clear pockets to the front of the bag, to insert another accent or message. I found the clear pockets in the dollar section at Target.
You simply use white acrylic paint and paint the front side of the paper bag.
Let the paint completely dry. Then using a thick sharpie or paint, make some black marks/designs on your bag.
Then roll down the top edge.
I filled my bags with artificial flowers, but think a better idea would be to put small mason jars inside filled with water and add fresh flowers.
My sister, Diana, made these adorable bags...
I hope you give this project a try, it's fun and easy.
It all started when I found a cute 12" x 12" piece of scrapbook paper at Michael's - it's by Recollections and it's called Typewriter Font. I wanted to use this paper in my latest pocket journal, but I needed it to be transparent.
I love using tissue paper in my art journals, it adds a great layer. Below, is a picture of how I used a thin strip of the scrapbook paper that I copied onto tissue paper.
It's really simple to copy a design on tissue paper. All you have to do it cut out a piece of white tissue paper slightly larger than a 8 1/2" x 11" piece of paper.
Use a glue stick and glue around the perimeter of a piece of plain paper and then lay the blank tissue paper on top. Trim the tissue paper to the exact size of the paper. Initially, I tried to cut the tissue paper to be the exact size, but it was more difficult to line up the tissue perfectly on the paper.
Copy your design on this piece of paper. using your copier/printer and then carefully pull up the tissue from the plain paper.
Here's all the designs I copied. The tissue paper I copied are on the top row and the bottom row are the originals I used to make the copies.
Here's some pictures of how I used the tissue paper in my latest pocket journal. I like just tearing random pieces and gluing them on the page with liquid medium.
I made this pocket journal after taking the on-line class from Rae and Sandi on the site, Art to the 5th Academy. It was a fun project.
The pages are made up from random pieces of paper that are tied to the cover.
I hope you give this technique a try, it's pretty cool!
And lastly, a couple pictures of my Blythe dolls on my craft table.