Bet when you read the title for this, you didn’t expect it to be about an incredible, super simple art hack. I discovered it this weekend, completely and utterly by mistake. I kid you not!
Those who look to him are radiant;
their faces are never covered with shame.”
I had this last week’s blog post all figured out. I was close to being finished with the creative part and would be finishing up what I had started on the written article next.
The original idea was to share a friend’s find for an art technique I enjoyed, which would include a small study start for Psalm 34:5.
My original creative idea included a cardstock diecut of a woman’s head. While I worked on the background of my Bible page, I tossed the head to the side not paying attention to where it landed. Once I was at the point in my project where I would need to attach the woman’s head to the page, I glanced around my craft table.
Accidental Art Hack
To my surprise, I found the cardstock head on top of a doily. I know that may not seem like an earth shattering find. But I promise you, when I saw it, I think I might have squealed a little. For a woman who readily admits loving BIG hair of the 80s (and secretly wishes it would come back in style), this little discovery brought the girl with the bouffant hair inside of me such joy.
After playing around with a variety of doilies and different positioning of the “hair,” I found that there is an array of “big hairstyles” you can create with doilies. Afro, bouffant, and curly hairstyles alike are easy to create with any color doily.
Before you begin to work with doily hair, you need a face/head. You can draw a circle with a neck and no face, if that is what you’re able to do. You can also cut out faces from a magazine, for a more mixed media look. For the images in this post, I used some fun Jane Davenport stamps to create mine.
The possibilities are endless!
I am in LURVE with this easy hack for creating fun, big hair for your ladies. I haven’t experimented a bunch, but I have a feeling others in the His Palette community will find all kinds of ways to personalize these doily “hairstyles.”
Personally, I often include people (mostly girls/ladies) in my Bible journaling. I like the idea of reminding myself how the scriptures apply to ME.
For those of you, that create your own doily hair ladies, please share your art on social media, with the hashtag #hispalette #doilyhair.
Does anybody else have a fun way to use doilies? We would love to see your ideas and discoveries. Please share them with firstname.lastname@example.org.