I’m already out of thank you cards – so decide to make a sizable batch in readiness for May using a brand new release stamp set called Dandelions from IndigoBlu and some Brusho pigment powders for my backgrounds. Click below to watch my process video.
For a while now, I’ve been wanting to practice drawing whimsical faces, so decided to purchase the Beautiful Faces book by Jane Davenport as a way of finding the right style of drawing that I will find easy to do, use and include in my art journal page projects in the future.
The book dropped on my doormat a few days ago and I set to “work” practising and getting used to drawing face shapes that I found pleasing and also practising like crazy on getting the right facial features in the right places and also in the right proportions. After a few days and lots of aching fingers (no pain, no gain!!) I started to get the results I was hoping for! Practice does, indeed, make perfect – or in my case makes adequate!
So, today (Saturday 27th) I decided to commit myself into drawing a face in my new Ragtime 6×6 journal. So for better , or worse, here are the results.
You have to remember that the cotton rag paper does not have a smooth surface, so you do get to see the texture of the paper underneath!
Today I’m having an intuitive play with my new Mid Mod #1 stamp set. I wanted to play with two of the stamps in particular with a warm colour palette and with some new DecoArt Americana acrylic paints I’ve recently purchased.
It turned out OK – given that there were some problems with the stamping due to the irregular surface of the paper once I’d added the background colours! Lessons learned there today – so not a day wasted!
If you’d like to watch my entire creation process from start to finish – click the YouTube link below!
It’s a busy week this week with trips to IndigoBlu in Retford, visits to the historic market town of Newark and lots of driving around South Yorkshire – plus visits to see Mum & Dad and the Easter long weekend break!