I needed to veer away from my usual routine for Sam's 'Just One Stamp' challenge this week over at the Stampotique Designers Challenge Blog. I am enamored of Trish Latimer's art dolls. (If you haven't seen them you really need to check out her blog and take a peek.) I was absolutely inspired by her when I used Linda this week to make my little something-something.
I've had this one wooden alphabet block sitting around for ages. I gesso'd it up and then covered the non-letter sides with scraps of painted tissue I had in my stash. Some little buttons and a heart sticker finished off her body.
I glued a piece of a book page to chipboard and then stamped Linda's head over that and cut it out. Her cheeks and eyes are colored with Copics and then I added some Diamond Glaze to her eyes to make them shiny and dimensional. Some doll hair, which I've had for (ahem) 17 years(!) finished off her head.
I wrapped some wire around a skewer for her arms and cut up a chopstick for her legs. I stamped Linda's lower half onto tissue paper, colored her shorts with Copics and then glued that onto the chopsticks. Her shoes are chipboard.
This was a really fun project; I just need to figure out where to hang her. What are you going to do for the challenge this week? Want to give an art doll a try?