Happy weekend and last day of February 2015!
I'm continuing with my Paper Doll Art Journaling Series with my February 2015 page featuring leftovers from the February 2015 Simon Says Stamp Card Kit. I couldn't wait to break out one of the new Julie Nutting Doll Stamps for my page this month! I combined the Ruby Doll Stamp with the Crate Paper Kiss Kiss 6x6 patterned papers and my new favorite addition to the paper doll collection: Say It In Crystals in black. I used a brick patterned paper and the Crate Paper Kiss Kiss Rub-ons to create a graffiti style wall behind my doll. Some potted plants stamped with the Lawn Fawn Stuck On You Stamp Set and Lawn Fawn Our Friendship Grows Stamp Set completed the scene.
To create my page I stamped the Julie Nutting Ruby Doll Stamp on text paper and colored in the skin and hair with Copic Markers (skin: E00, E11, E15, R20 ; hair: E30, E31, E55). I stamped the Ruby Doll Stamp on Crate Paper Kiss Kiss 6x6 patterned papers and fussy cut the clothing and shoes, gluing it in place over the doll. I added shading with Warm Gray Copic Markers and cut out the doll. I adhered the matching hair accessory and applied Glossy Accents over the shoes to make them shine.
For the background, I trimmed down a piece of KaiserCraft 12x12 patterned paper to 6x8 and trimmed a piece of cardstock for the bottom edge to give the paper doll image a place to "stand". For the "graffiti" on the brick "wall", I applied Crate Paper Kiss Kiss Rub-ons with a Teflon Bone Folder. I stamped the date on the "wall" as well. I glued the paper doll image in place and adhered the black Say It In Crystals jewelry.
To finish the scene, I stamped pots and plants from the Lawn Fawn Stuck On You Stamp Set and Lawn Fawn Our Friendship Grows Stamp Set, added shading and coloring with Copic Markers as needed, then fussy cut the images and adhered them to the page.
To see how I put my February 2015 paper doll art journal page together from start to finish, watch out the video below or view on youtube HERE:
Other supplies (retired, from my stash or coming soon):
- Echo Park Yours Truly Collection Rose Blossom 12x12 Patterned Paper
- KaiserCraft Basecoat Collection 12x12 Patterned Paper (bricks)
I get asked about the text/dictionary paper I use for my dolls a lot. I am using text papers from my scrapbooking stash. A lot of them are old and are no longer available but I like to use up what I have on hand. I've done a search and found similar and current text papers that you might be interested in. Click any of the links below to start shopping:
The paper doll stamps average 8" in height and it can be a challenge to find an acrylic block that fits them in both width and height. I love this Prima Handle Block.
The album I've chosen for all my paper doll art journaling pages is THIS Brighton Pier Handbook Album from Studio Calico.
The Julie Nutting Paper Doll Collection's newest releases are popping up in online stores and I love them! Both my February page and my March page feature new stamps from the release:
More pages in my 6x8" Paper Doll Art Journal:
- January 2014 6x8 Art Journal Page (video)
- February 2014 6x8 Art Journal Page (video)
- March 2014 6x8 Art Journal Page (video)
- April 2014 6x8 Art Journal Page (video)
- May 2014 6x8 Art Journal Page (video)
- June 2014 6x8 Art Journal Page (video)
- July 2014 6x8 Art Journal Page (video)
- August 2014 6x8 Art Journal Page (link to video on Simon Says Stamp)
- September 2014 6x8 Art Journal Page (video)
- October 2014 6x8 Art Journal Page (video)
- November 2014 6x8 Art Journal Page (video)
- December 2014 6x8 Art Journal Page (video)
- January 2015 6x8 Paper Doll Art Journal Page (video)