Saturday, December 13, 2014

Phoebe Art Journal Page

Anyone who has worked in the crafting industry for any length of time knows about Julie Nutting doll stamps.  They are a take on the old craft we used to do as kids.  I have many fond memories of hours spent with my granddaughter playing with paper dolls.  There are several doll stamps in the line and I have acquired a few.  I've decided to create an art journal page featuring each doll.


Phoebe is the first.


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Creating this page was a time consuming project but it was lots of fun and very rewarding.  I started by stamping Phoebe on some paper with small text and then adding shading with some markers.  I paper pieced her dress, headband and the ties on her shoes.  Some of the pieces are very tiny.  I added more shading with markers after she was "dressed".  A few tiny pearls on her jacket completed her look.


I used a pad of canvas paper as my background.  I want to be able to use different mediums as I move on to other pages.  I found some pretty paper to complement her outfit and glued it to the canvas paper.  The flowered block was cut out of a very old paper I've been hording.  I added the "Memories" word and popped it up on the rectangle.  While I was working on this page, I was thinking of the fun memories my granddaughter and I had together.  I used a Dylusions stamp by Ramger to create the ground layer.  I stamped it on two different papers and glued it to the pink paper.  The leaf stamp is from the same Ranger stamp.


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Isn't this just the cutest kitty ever!  My granddaughter and I both love cats, although neither one of us has any.  She is from a stamp called Cat's Meow by Papertrey Ink.  I plan on using her on every page.  I stamped her on the same text paper as Phoebe and added some gray coloring with markers.  I think she is the perfect companion for the dolls.


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I also plan on using a quote or meaningful statement on each page.  I found this one about love from a My Favorite Things stamp called Clearly Sentimental About Love.  I thought this was so appropriate because I feel Jen's happiness is essential to me being happy.  I love her so much.


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So, here is my Phoebe page.  Hope you enjoy!


2 comments:

  1. I have fond memories of playing with paper dolls too, Grandma. And your happiness is essential to my own, as well. =)

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