Friday, 29 December 2017

I Play With Dolls (In My Art Journal), Do You?

Howdy folks, Lisa here, with my final mixed media blog for 2017...
and what a fun creative playful year its been.
So to finish off, I am not going to run through my favorites of the year,
 but show you some new work that has been keeping me sane over the festive period,
usually not much time to sit and create so its just about enjoying me time and de-stressing.

I am absolutely loving the Tim Holtz Paper Dolls... they are too much fun to create with.
Here are a few different ways I have incorporated them into my Art Journal pages. 

I started with a Dylusions Journal, some DWM Acrylic paint in Ocean and Sky, and a small brayer.

 and added a DWM Stencil and rubbed back the paint using a wet wipe

 After the acrylic paint was dry, I stamped a few lines of harlequin print across the page,
using StazOn in Black and Blue Hawaii.

 I then added a few extra subtle stamped script (my go to), and took to the page with my Fudeball pen.

 Using a transparent clock face I added colour to the plastic element with
 Alcohol Ink and blending solution.

Then to work on the focal point, and placement.
I added a paper element in the background and a little paint over the top
to work the elements together. *essential if you added elements later to your design.

 I also added a few Jane Davenport washi Tape stickers on to the page, and began to put together my piece.
A piece of cheesecloth or muslin to soften the page and add a textural element.
The clock face and the Tim Holtz Paper doll Twins... ain't they cute?
I added a little alcohol ink to their dresses.
And the baby on the left for balance, and that essential third element.

 Awww the baby, she is adoreable.
I added a 'lil neon paint to her dress to lift and give her life.

 And this piece, same formula, with a few more mark making elements and I am hooked.

Recycled bunting for party hats.

 Even the dog needed to be festive.

And that is me for another year at Scrapping Clearly.
I want to send a big Thank You to Kylie and the SC team,
all my creative partners in crime - Jo and Kim and
especially my epic arty companion and creative muse Peg,
whom I don't have the words to express my joy for the connection we have.
All the women who I have luckily shared time with this year through creative retreats and events...
You, Peta, Louise, Gayle, Sue, Anita, Vicki, Bev and Nat, Zane and Roe. I love you all..
Thanks to all the blogger hoppers who drop by and check out the weekly uploads.
I appreciate the time you take to call through and check the inspiration on the blog.
Looking forward to seeing where the creative journey will lead next year.



  1. Love (so much) being your arty companion, being inspired by your art and your attitude to life! Bring on 2018 and more #pegandlisasepicadventures

    1. So looking forward to every #pegandlisasepicadventure

  2. Gorgeous Lisa. I have just ordered my first art journal, so I will be learning lots from you I'm sure! ;)

    1. Oh yeah Emma.. im stoked.. the 1st of many i am sure