Another AJ page – paper dolls!

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I am always excited when I use something new for the first time, but more so when I use something I bought over a month ago and am just using. Here is the first page using one of the TH paper dolls:

I did a better (but still crap) job of photographing my steps. To be honest I am not sure anyone cares LOL! But my memory is shit so I do it as much for me as anyone. I started simple enough, with a bit of paint and the brayer to spread it. Then I smeared a little gesso with my fingertip

Then I got all into the stenciling and the stamping. I caught the striped edge stencil then…nothing

and before you know it…

I mentioned this little roller tool before – well, I mentioned I used the zig-zag one but couldn’t find THIS one. I did. They are both from a kids PlayDoh set and better than a credit card to make lines, as you can roll the line right up the page. It looks lovely IRL with the fine liquid gold ink lines. The wings are stamped and embossed in gold on gold-speckled tissue paper, so it all ties together:

I love this quote. I saw it in a downloadable pdf from Stampington. I think I have tried to share these before but as they came to me in an e-mail the links never seemed to work. I’ll give it another go a different way and see…. I googled the text but am not coming up with an attribution. No matter, it’s a good one for creative blocks.

My next 100 days page:

I am being mindful of the placement, so the bulk of the collage stack is not always in the middle. I have always shifted the focus around the page, but never so far to the inside edge! Maybe it’ll help. We’ll see.

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