Somerset Art Gal No. 3 (Somerset Studio)

Today sees the final Somerset Art Gal being shared.
Once again, the same stamp companies:- Character Constructions for all the paper doll elements, including the bodice and skirt.  The words dangling from her wrist are from Darkroom Door Creative Word Block and the stamps appearing on the outsize wooden peg are Redlead Paperworks.    The paints are PaperArtsy Fresco Finish (available from That’s Crafty)
This Art Gal does not believe in a minimal approach.  She is happiest with her many paintbrushes surrounding her.
Personally, I’ve never liked tattoos but when I was inking up (no pun intended!) the paper dolls, onto some lovely vintage French receipt paper, I thought it would bring a fun twist to incorporate the script, as though it were tattoos.  With tattoos being popular amongst artists, it just seemed cool to do this.  This Art Gals is into her tattoos in a big way!
It just so happened I had Frescos in colours that worked perfectly with the colours of the Somerset Studio Artist Paper.  I like nothing more than when I can make something my own and not only that, the finger painted mark making also brought texture to the paper.
You can just about make out the paint and stamping on the outsize wooden peg.
Thank you for your visits to the Somerset Art Gal. They were great fun to make. They were time intensive but somehow, that was okay, enjoying the process of making the Artist Papers my own, creating the characters of the dolls with the individual stamps but poor fingers are not happiest when having such a big fussy cutting session!
There will be new Character Constructions stamps available any day now – it’s possible they will be available by the time this post goes live – The Daisy Blue Collection.   For many, resistance will be futile!

5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sue F
    Feb 17, 2017 @ 07:40:53

    Great project. Thank you for sharing these artistic ladies.


  2. Annie g
    Feb 17, 2017 @ 12:20:14

    stunning Art Doll Lynne with the most amazing details x you really bring those dolls to life and I just love mine x huge congrats on your publication in SS too

    Sending my best wishes
    Annie x


  3. Sharon Bruner (inkybru)
    Feb 18, 2017 @ 03:08:30

    What a serious artist! And she has brought her tools with her. She just might need those brushes if the inspiration hits. I have made several dolls from script paper but never thought of them as “tattooed”. What a great take on that! You have certainly made the artist paper your own. Love the lace and button at the neckline. I always like the word tags hanging from the wrist. Thank you for sharing your dolls with us this week. Cheers, inkybru xx


  4. Christine Smith
    Feb 19, 2017 @ 11:24:54

    Love her and her tattoos! So much detail! xxx


  5. craftytrog
    Feb 21, 2017 @ 12:15:07

    I love your arty doll Lynne! Beautiful colours, and fab finger painting!


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