Friday, March 6, 2015

Documented Life Project - Week Nine

February Theme
Layers You Will Love!

February 28

Art Challenge:  Using at Least Five Layers

Journal Prompt:  Give Me a  High Five

Welcome to another weekly edition of the Documented Life Project.  It's Week 9 and I've just finished my page - under the wire as usual!  Now y'all, I'm not going to lie, I started out with all good intentions to properly document this page's development.  And then my toddler had other ideas!!  I had to repaint this sweet lady's face twice because she's fast!  I was trying to multi-task (laundry, cleaning, cooking, and painting) and the minute my back was turned she was up in my chair with a paintbrush in her hand and strange streaks everywhere!  Little Monster!  It was really cute though (hindsight being 20-20).  She's so smart and growing up so fast.  She wants to paint just like Mommy!  So no process pics this week.

I can tell you that I started off with some Tim Holtz Tissue Paper and Distress paints in Mowed Lawn and Peeled Paint.  I used a stamp (Gypsy Face by Suzi Blu) for the facial features.  I know I need to practice and I used to be fairly good at portraits, but I adore Suzi Blu's faces and bought the stamp.  I used some other stamps by Unity Stamp Co., bubble wrap, and a couple of The Crafter's Workshop stencils (Harlequin Circles & Mini Texturized).

I've been seeing lots of people create beautiful ladies, faces, and people on their journals and it is something that I wanted to push myself to do this year.  Once upon a time I did portraits.  In oils.  I loved it.  But I am terribly out of practice.  This was something I wanted to try to get into again slowly.  I'm happy with the way she turned out even though I had to repaint her face twice.  The second time I gave up completely on trying to include shading and highlights.  This is an art journal and not every page has to be a masterpiece.  I think I love her cheeks and the flowers in her hair the best.  And the blue doodle. 

C'mon y'all!  I had to!!!!  I was very good and kept my turquoise paint closed.  But I couldn't let an entire layout go without a little bit of blue. 

I just realized I left off her eyebrows.  Oops!  At least I have a couple of other elements covering that area so it's not just jarringly obvious.

Ok, I'm too tired to think so on to the the close ups!

I'm off to bed now y'all.  Have a great day and Happy Crafting!

1 comment:

  1. love it! She reminds me of the beautiful drawings from the old Wizard of Oz books.


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