It’s time for another fun challenge at The Craft Garden and this month we are having a picture color challenge. I wanted to create something quite different this time around and decided on wearable art in the form of an Art Doll Brooch with the possibility of a magnet. I couldn't really decide which I wanted it to be so I purposely left off the back pin or magnet for now so I could think about it for a while. I designed all the paper elements as well as the template myself so this brooch is really one of a kind.
The face is from my Little Charmers Faces digital stamp collection and the blue petal frame around the face is the Striped Circular Petal Frame from my Frames digital stamp collection.
The face has been colored with Prismacolor blended with odorless turpentine and nestled inside a squashed bottle cap. For some extra shading, I used the direct to paper technique around all paper edges. To give the piece more of a jewellery feel, I poked 3 holes on the bottom of my piece, strung beads onto 22 gauge gardening wire and attached them with handmade jump rings. The silver beads are recycled and were a surprise find from a recent purchase at my local Salvation Army. While my purchase was a heavy plastic compartmental caring case which I purchased with the idea of storing some of my art items in, it was a really nice surprise to find a small zip lock bag of goodies tucked away inside one of the fold out sections.
After looking a this brooch for a while, I though she needed she need a little something more so I gave her, her own heart which she wears on her sleeve. I attached the heart charm with a silver brad.
Digital Stamps from CS Designs
Little Charmers (face)
Round Petal Frame
Text Background on Body … Digital Engravings Background collection
Card stock, and pigment ink for direct to paper technique.
22 gauge wire, beads, charm and brad
General adhesives, cutting tools
Brooch faster for the back.
Crystal Accents for gluing the face onto the bottle cap
Journey Paper Art Doll Brooch is playing in the following Challenges:
Happy Campers ... #17 Metal
Inspire Me Fridays ... #105 Anything Goes
Stamping for the Weekend ... Monochrome
4 Crafty Chicks ... #144 Recycled ..Silver Beads (2nd hand surprise find) and left over garden wire
Creative Moments ... Lots of Layers (the head piece has layers and all the paper elements were reinforced with additional layers of card stock for sturdiness.
Hobby House Challenge: #1 Anything Goes
Totally Paper Crafts ... 169 Anything Goes
Crafting by Design ... Anything Goes