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Topic: TipTop Dollies, an ATC collage walk through  (Read 2442 times)
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« on: July 11, 2007 12:58:20 PM »

Hooray!  My scanner finally arrived yesterday, and works!  In honor, I made some cards this morning, and scanned them in steps along the way, to help those less collage inclined to figure out the steps to mixing and layering papers.  I know this is a rather simple demo, but I'm not in the mood for 'serious' artwork. Cheesy

Here's the finished project, 3 cards for a 'bright and colorful Whimsical swirl swap'.  It's a pretty open theme, so I made up these little girls, which I am affectionately dubbing, the TipTop Dolls!  I'm sure there will be more of them to come. Cheesy


First, gather some colorful paper scraps...printed or plain, large or small.  Also, for the faces, I used some white oval labels someone had given me (in the center, you can see I started to draw already!).  Feel free to use use paper (white or otherwise) for these instead.
You also need some ATC blanks, colorful is great!  Mine were shiny bright blue (2) and one white one.  The white one I quickly colored yellow and orange with markers.

(backgrounds in bottom left corner).  I used a lot of this stuff, but not all of it.

First, I made the backgrounds special, with swirly marker lines. (top part)  Be free with it, most will be covered up in the end.

Next, I made my little tiptop dollies!  (bottom 3, L to R)
1: First, I cut a white oval in 1/2, and pasted that on paper for a little face. 
2: I cut a simple shape for the body, around the head, and a pointy hat!  I started drawing a stylized face on it, as well as swirls on the face and body...
3: Next, decorate the dolly!  Facial features, ink on the outlines, a pocket, hat, and little details.

Next, I finished all 3 dollies, and glued them (off centered) on the backgrounds.

I added a wavy line of patterned paper, which I added more swirlies too with markers.
I drew around the lines and borders with a sharpie to make them stand out a bit!

Lastly, I used my stamps to add the word 'swirly' to each card, and drew on them a bit more. Added a few more details (clothes, hats, faces) and I added more contrast with black AND white, which helps the colors actually pop more.  The whites of the eyes, and borders on the cards with ink, and dotted backgrounds.


Voila, done!
Silly fun little dolly girls. Cheesy

ETA: More doilies posted below in the thread: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=182522.msg1902812#msg1902812
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« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2007 01:10:26 PM »

LOVE IT!!!  Cheesy
thanks so much for sharing
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« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2007 02:21:22 PM »

Thank you OY.
This is a visual feast.
Did you use markers to detail the facial features?
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« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2007 03:03:24 PM »

Thank you OY.
This is a visual feast.
Did you use markers to detail the facial features?

Yup, just sharpies and bic mark-its, and pilot pens. Smiley

Glad you like them! Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2007 03:35:37 PM »

Those are so colorful and fun! Thanks for the walkthrough!
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« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2007 03:48:00 PM »

Ahhhh, a moment in the mind of Ms. Oy, what a creative blast!
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« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2007 09:56:40 AM »

Thanks for the tut/walkthrough. The cards are so bright and cheerful.
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« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2007 10:12:52 AM »

Those are beautiful! Congrats on the scanner!
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« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2007 10:32:04 AM »

Thanks everyone!  I had such fun with these and got a great response from my ATC making peers, so I actually made several more, AND started a swap for them! Cheesy  Too fun!

Here are the others.

Tip top and Tulips in the Park


Tip top by the fence


Tip top with an attitude


Tip top with Sunflower in the Park

And, a how-to basic for Tip top Dolls!
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« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2007 10:40:29 AM »

I love the first and last!!! I think these types of cards are my favorites from you!
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