Friday, May 15, 2015

Return of Nurse Nurse RoZeTta~ Mid Month with Asylum Anne

We have survived the first half of our first challenge! And no doubt it is because we have the fantastic therapeutic care from Nurse RoZeTta!

Asylum Anne's version of Nurse RoZeTta is created from the digital stamp by our fabulous sponsor Rick st Dennis MFA. You can see her HERE at Rick's Zibbet shop.

In order to fully appreciate this intrepid Nurse, Asylum Anne has graciously and meticulously agreed to share the guts of the story.

No really...the guts of it...

"Preamble: I am so thankful to Rick ST Denia for seducing me into digi images. I've come across his rubber in Smeared Ink, and luuuuurve rubber!!! However, this image of Ricks he has provided me, os digital, so I dive in to new territory. Nurse RoZeTta

...she's going to get stuffed!

In NZ there is a colour known as "Karitane Yellow".  Karitane nurses were those who specialised in
caring for infants, and this colour approximates the colour of breast-fed baby poos, which constantly escaped nappies, thus colouring any nurse uniform in...yep, Karitane Yellow"

"what I'm learning about paint bleed when painting over TAP- paint the outline first. Although the transferred ink acts a bit like a resist, It bleeds worse over the TAP compared with straight onto (washed) calico (US tr "muslin") I found a bottle of resist in my stash, so next time I'm working on fabric, I might re-do the outlines with that before adding colour."

"I am using a very small paintbrush. I printed Nurse Rozetta with an inkjet printer onto Transfer Artist Paper, then ironed it onto the calico with the iron on dry, cotton setting. I used the full sheet, so she will stand about 20cm (8 inches) high. At this stage I haven't decided whether to include wire (pipecleaners) so she can be posed, or whether to hang her by the back of her stethoscope."

"3D Lumiere for the stethoscope, and sepia glossy accents for the skulls... and eyeballs! Sleep for 8 hours while they dry... well of course the stethoscope tube is lumpy - it's got all that karitane xxx under it, hopefully not IN it. Now I'm wondering where she puts that thing!!!!"

"Putting pipecleaners into the body allowed more definition of shape-rounded out the calves, enhanced the cleavage, and allowed for a bit more sculpting round the face." 

"From the back, you can see a few stitches to sculpy cleavage, mouth and nose. The wadding between layers of calico was cut out in the gaps between arms before stitching round them, again to improve the definition of the edges."

"Nurse RoZeTta, your rock and stalwart wall to lean on in times of sickness."

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Thanks so much for visiting and partaking of our weirdness! Play on kind souls!
~~~(insert grown up voice)

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