When I saw the title 'Make A Face'
over on the PaperArtsy blog
I couldn't resist a visit.
The Guest Designer Clare Lloyd
(whose blog is Miscanthus Crafts)
shows in a 'picture story' video how to
make a face simply and without sticking
to numerous dos and don'ts.
The video (vimeo) can be found here.
I really enjoyed listening to her and seeing in
a series of photos her step by step method of making a face.
Here's what I did after watching her video.
I made a simple stencil of neck and shoulders and head.
Dabbed through the stencil with a mixture of
PaperArtsy Fresco Finish chalk acrylics and Distress Inks.
(my face is pink as I only have a few of the paints at the moment.)
Did what I could with the shading (using watercolour pencils)
- that's what I always struggle with.
I enjoyed making the background as much as the face.
Rubber stamped a collage/text image in Pumice Stone
Distress Ink and then daubed through the swirly
stencil some Milled Lavender Distress Ink.
Then overstamped with a single swirl stamp
(freebie from Craft Stamper mag June 2012)
with Faded Jeans Distress Ink.
Finally randomly stamped (with Aged Mahogany Distress Ink)
the ferny leafy thingy which doesn't in fact come from the stamp set
pictured (sorry!). It's from Hot Picks-PaperArtsy number HP1010.
I didn't use a mount so the image is intentionally a bit sketchy.
I cut the girl out and stuck her onto the background.
She's not perfect, but I'm pleased with how she turned out.
She doesn't really look like she has 'attitude', but it was
just a word I had laying about on my desk (as you do!).
I like the background too - that's something I don't
usually do - overstamp, but I really like the result.
Thanks for looking, and thanks Clare for sharing your techniques :)