Monthly Face for August
Again I was wanting to try something different. Thinking about this months face, I decided to start with some bold color blocks. I used acrylic paint in a watercolor type wash. The colors made the face pop out and the colors really complemented each other.
Getting a simple transfer ready.
You are able to see the simple pencil drawing underneath. A pin from Pinterest was used as the base, then a simple black and white picture was printed off, the lines were traced with a soft pencil, then rubbed on the mixed media paper. In a future post I will go into more detail about this.
Texture was added by using different stencils, and stamps in the same colors that were used for the color blocks. The only difference was that the paint was not deluded as much as it was for the color blocks, then the face it self was then painted as well, just using minimal details.
For a couple of weeks this is were is just sat and I was not sure how to procede. Then finally I stared playing around with this face again. And eventually it just flowed and came together.
During some sewing projects, I found these pieces of rickrack and they provided the perfect texture for the hair, and this was just simply glued onto the paper.
It still felt like something was missing, and then I found some cheese cloth. This proved to be the perfect addition to the final face, and again then it was glued into place.
I love how it adds some mysterious feeling to the whole picture!
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