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!