background: Claudine Hellmuth textured background techniques with studio paints
art doll done with french text glued to watercolor paper (arms and legs) scrap paper blouse, beehive skirt, painted face and small polka dotted bow. Stamped images at feet of figure as well as bees by figure. Collage birds from printed tissue paper...script reads: "she knew all about the birds and bees."
I started a weekly challenge on PAO to create one ATC sized work of art on the backside of a predetermined playing card. My challenge was the 2 of hearts--theme: childhood. Here is my take on the subject. I love this stamp of the child. The background is a harlequin stamp in SU pale blue ink, collaged measuring tape and spelling lesson. I found the "Why?" in some of my stash and tinted it with distress old curduroy.....
I have been doing a lot of experimenting with transfer techniques lately and tried this 6 x 6 with ink jet images in color and black and white. I transferred parts of 6 images, color washed in watery titan buff, color washed again in Studio "dash of red", buffed with a paper towel to remove some color, smeared more with fingers, then added some distress black soot. I covered the central image with paper and sprayed gold webbing around edges, then doodled, stamped in black soot, and collaged a piece of joss paper.....I love it!
On the PAO website, we are trading dolls that are supposed to represent us as paper artists..Here is my version. She is made of a wood block, spoons, and forks. She has a fimo face, crocheted hair and little artistic elements in her hands. She is even wearing my ever present blue UGGS slippers!
Married, mother of 3, grandmother of 5, retired educator of 35 years. I have lived and traveled in Europe and my dream is to someday visit Ireland, Scotland, and Africa. I am a paper artist wannabe...love scrapping, ATCs, vintage and altered art. If I'm not on the computer, I'm in my scraproom making an incredible mess with inks, paper, stamps, and found objects.