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!
I pulled the word “Freedom” from my stack of Random 52 prompt cards and decided to attempt a female face on a small scrap of watercolour cardstock. I was pleasantly surprised at how it turned out so decided to turn the painting into a card.
It wasn’t until I pulled the video from my camcorder that I realised the camera hadn’t recorded any sound…again! I really need to get it replaced! So, rather than bin the footage I’ve added in some soothing music instead!
Being low on Thank You cards I decided to make a few using the new The Professor stamp set from Tim Holtz & Stampers Anonymous and Distress Inks from Ranger. Click below to visit my YouTube channel and watch how I created these steampunk inspired cards from start to finish.