Monday, November 7, 2016

Lisa J - Working in Jan's Faces and Figures Journal

Jan's journal is in Round 2 and her baby arrived home last month, with a few empty pages.  So I jumped at the chance to fill one of those blank spots, and Jan was happy to oblige!

I love drawing/painting faces and trying to improve on my techniques, so knew this is what  I wanted to do.  I found an interesting face in Pinterest to use as a guide.  

For my background I laid down part of a French diary I have, a beautiful peacock feather serviette, some gelli printed papers, and an old book page.  The remainder was given a pink wash with watercolour.

I painted my girl in, and used water soluble pencil for her features.  I love the way Toni Burt does this, and in my next life I want to be able to paint like her! :)

Her hair was done with modelling paste, and didn't quite turn out how I had hoped.  Oh well, art is all about experimenting after all!  To go with the pink background I decided to give her purple hair.

I added a few pink stencils and stamped images to complete the background.

The journalling came from a song that I love - Iris, by the Goo Goo Dolls.

Hope you like it Jan!


16 comments:

  1. Great page Lisa and I love your beautiful attitude to art and our community, thank you.

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    1. Thanks so much Louise, and right back at ya! :)

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  2. Ooh! I do like your purple girl :) Your work is always so interesting Lisa. I know Jan will love it.

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  3. Wonderful page and I really like your girls face. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Had a spelling mistake in my first comment so removed it and starting again. I'm a newbie at this blogging business! Anyway...I love the page and appreciate all the work you put into the spread. Looks like you had fun doing it too! Thank you so much.

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    1. Thanks Jan, your journal is gorgeous! :)

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  7. Had a spelling mistake in my first comment so removed it and starting again. I'm a newbie at this blogging business! Anyway...I love the page and appreciate all the work you put into the spread. Looks like you had fun doing it too! Thank you so much.

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  8. Had a spelling mistake in my first comment so removed it and starting again. I'm a newbie at this blogging business! Anyway...I love the page and appreciate all the work you put into the spread. Looks like you had fun doing it too! Thank you so much.

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