This is the 'art block' I made for a swap with the lovely and very talented
I didn't actually make the wooden block itself of course, it started off like this
It originally had a rubber stamp on, which I pulled off.
The letters LOVE were made with a metal punch kit.
I painted the whole block with white acrylic first.
So far, so good, it was all going well.
Then I had to paint a face ....... eek, not as easy as I thought!
I had several attempts, painted over them and eventually
settled for this one.
I used a combination of water colour pencils, acrylic paint,
pastels and rubber stamping (for the background).
The top I decorated with paper and fabric flowers
and in the centre a glass pebble with an image below.
I painted Glossy Accents over the eyes and mouth to make them shine.
I pleased to say that Jan has now received the block
and likes it!
I can't wait to receive her one so I can see
in person how it should be done!
Thanks for the challenge Jan, I really enjoyed it!