I like to experiment, creating characters for these pegs, which I give to friends as gifts. So far the extent of my digi art has been to sketch faces, scan them into the computer and then copy and paste them into Word and resize and repeat them. I'm really eager to learn and I would like to discover other applications and programmes that could be used with my work, so I really hope this somewhat 'primitive' attempt at using technology will be acceptable!
I have found it so useful to be able to adapt faces to fit exactly onto a project without having to draw and re-draw every time. My long-term plan is to create a resource of my own hand-drawn images that I can play around with and use on a variety of projects. I gesso the pegs before applying a base coat and then a shaded background with stencilling over the top. My favourite stencil at the moment is this Rebekkah Meier one, which is fun to create 3D effects with.
Here you can see how this lady changed as I played around with different ideas! I was going to use the text around her head that I had cut out with her, but, in the end, I opted for a PaperArtsy Fresco, Yellow Submarine background with stamping from a Red Lead stamp on it. Rather that the ex-voto heart, I gave her a little resin flower and an MDF heart, crackled and stamped. The NEW idea was to give her feet and these are my very first feet creations! What I also like to do is to stamp out lots of sentiments from different sets and then combine them to create new 'stories' for my characters! Who is she, this mysterious moonlight dancer?
I've had lots of fun doing this and arranging the dolls so that they have little conversations with each other!
I like to decorate both sides of the pegs: the reverse side of my moonlight dancer is a cheery sun, again sketched by myself and re-sized.
This sentiment is from an Artistic Outpost stamp plate and it seemed just perfect for the project!
Thank You so much for looking at my very first entry for Mo's challenge. I do hope this little project counts as Old, New and Digi too!