How to make funky paint brush dolls with rubber stamps

UPDATE: Paperbag Studios stamps and Art Pops™ are no longer available, but many things can be substituted to make this project!
Get creative and have fun!
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Kristin Petersen

Don't you just love Pinterest?! Great ideas and creative inspiration galore....but I just plan on hopping on to look around for a few minutes and the next thing I know, hours have gone by.(maybe that is only me?!) This happens more than I care to admit......

I love working in art journals. It’s such a wonderful way to play creatively without feeling like you are going to mess up an expensive canvas. Tweet That! I have multiple art journals going but one of my favorite ones to work in is a small vintage ledger. When I start a journal page I don’t usually have a plan. I may pick out a few supplies and then I just start playing. Sometimes I am just inspired by an image, a color, or maybe a quote.

Check out this video tutorial as Design Team member Kristin Petersen takes you step by step through creating these funky altered paintbrush art dolls. She uses Art Pops™ and Paperbag Studios Stamps. @robenmarie @ebodygirle #robenmarie #robenmariedesignteam #paperbagstudios #artpops #mixedmedia #diy #artjournal #artjournaling

Recently i have been inspired by Kim Collister's paint brush art dolls. You can check out my Pinterest art dolls page to see what I have recently pinned. But this got me to thinking about making my own..... and what better way then to use the Woodland Fairy stamps!

I love all types of art dolls..... I would almost say it is a bit of a passion for me.

I looked through the the Woodland Fairies face stamps and decided for my first paint brush art doll, I would use the small pixie-like face . I cut out the face and mounted onto a cereal box for support. I also covered the back of this with book paper as well.

I so hope you enjoyed this art doll project! I had a great time creating this art doll.

Thanks so much for spending time with me!

Going Deeper...

What's your top tip for dealing with blank page paralysis? 

My top tip for getting past the blank page, is to grab my pencil, close my eyes and just draw. Tweet that! Circles, lines, whatever my little heart desires at that time and then to grab whatever color is on top and grabs my eye and getting that color onto my paper with my fingers. 

What do you do with your art once you've finished it? 

That depends on what I have been creating. Sometimes I will post my finished work into my etsy store for sale and others to enjoy. I do sell art work in the city at a gallery, so many of my larger canvas and full or half painted watercolor sheet go to the gallery. I do also take commissions so sometimes, the work goes directly to the requester. And other things....just stay with me. That would be my art journals or things that for whatever reason I just can't seem to let go of.

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