DollMakers Journey is sponsoring a stitch along with my Flirty Flora Pattern on Facebook (page name is Doll Maker's Journey Work Along -Stephanie Novatski's Flirty Flora). It starts officially March 1, but I thought I would get a head start. I decided to make Flora a Snow Queen because of all the snow we have had, are having and will be having for like forever! Here she is in pieces so far.
Her body is a white with crystal/silver glitter, her arms are white and cream printed with glitter outlined leaves. I used Pimatex cotton for the head and wondered why the shape was a little odd until I realized the fabric is preshrunk since it was prepared for dying. I prefer the fabric straight off the bolt. Oh well, hair hides LOTS!
Saturday, February 14, 2015
We were supposed to use papers that are used under other papers while we work. Since I really don't do that much with paper, my supply is limited though I do have lots of paper towels I save when I am dying lace, ribbon, hair, fabrics, etc and have used these before. the sky in this pic first layer is dyed paper towels. I layered tissue paper over then stamped, stenciled, and rubbed more color on for the look I wanted. The bottom is also what lies beneath - the subway with lots of graffiti. I also added some on one of the buildings. I think it is something the world needs now - Peace! I am almost caught up on the journal, just one week behind and I think I can do that one tomorrow since it looks like we will be snowed in! AGAIN! Started to get antsy to do a doll or two too!
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Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Because of all the goings on with family and the weather, I haven't had much time for art. I am behind on my Documented Life Project Journal. We are In week 6 and I just finished week 4s entry! I think the size of the blank workspace (18" x 12") is a bit intimidating. Here are my pages for week 2 where the prompt was Art Challenge: Gesso
Journal Prompt: “The beginning is always today.” -Mary Shelley
I started with tissue paper collage on the pages, stamped, stenciled, more stamps on top. The section on the right was gesso through a stencil I made from a Sizzix die on the tissue paper collage. The area to the left was done with a Crafters Workshop 12x12" stencil and Gesso. I used distress markers to outline the leaves and blend in some shading. I have since removed the writing, and replaced the quote on the right with printed words. The circles are die cuts, black and white layered. Pleased with how this came out. Will up date when I finish it completely.
The third week prompt Art Challenge: The Color Wheel
Journal Prompt: "I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way . . . “ - Georgia O’Keeffe
I just finished week 4
Art Challenge: Writing
Journal Prompt: Words with Friends
Tomorrow I hope to be working on week 5 Art Challenge: Under Paper (paper on your work table that gets all inky while you work)
Journal Prompt: What Lies Beneath? Only papers I have are paper towels so this should be fun!
Posted by Stephanie at 1:16 PM