Thursday, May 22, 2014

Once Upon a Time Art Journal Page - the Evil Queen

It's my turn on the Flying Unicorn Today post to share a "just because" project I've been working on, and today's project is another page from my Once Upon a Time art journal, featuring the Evil Queen (aka Snow White's evil stepmother). Stealer of hearts (literally), purveyor of poisoned apples, this lady is baaaaad, and she has flair!

The combination of Prima's Julie Nutting Tasha stamp and Stationer's Desk papers conveyed the drama of the character beautifully. This time I stayed pretty true to the stamp, though I did swap out her low ponytail for Mindy's bouffant.
I absolutely love the drama of this dress. It is great for mixing patterns and layering. I wanted to showcase the gorgeous red and grey of the Stationer's Desk papers while keeping the Evil Queen's dress dark and dangerous. Doesn't she look like someone who might slip you a poisoned apple?

When making tags or art journal pages (whether you're layering paper or layering media) it's all in the details.

The Evil Queen keeps the hearts she's stolen in boxes; a couple of pieces of heat embossed chipboard were perfect, and I love that the heart has an almost luminous feel.

I didn't have any black alphas of the right size, so I coloured these  using black chalk ink - easy peasy.

It can be difficult to show details on hair when using black ink on black paper; I added Pearl Pen to add some definition to both her hair and the background, and gave her a headdress of lace. The chipboard piece was painted with Dazzlerz, which added dimension and shine.

I love the chunky crystals from Prima's releases this year, and added one from the Cartographer collection to the centre of the compass.

If, like me, you happen to have a thing for paper dolls, don't forget, there's still plenty of time left to play along in Jen's Parade of the Dolls Challenge, which runs through the end of the month. Stamped dolls, printed dolls, hand-drawn dolls - all dolls are welcome! In the meantime, I just had a new doll stamp delivered and I need a fix!


Prima Stationer's Desk Collection
Prima Julie Nutting stamps: Tasha & Mindy
Blue Fern Studios chipboard: Blue Fern Bits, Picture Perfect, Quatrefoil Garden Panels
Bisque Liquid Pearls
Prima Divine Canvas Alphas
Black Chalk Edger
Viva Pearl Pen in Black
Shimmerz Dazzlerz in Spun Sugar
Prima Cartographer Say It In Crystals

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