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With Love as Key

With Love as Key

If you are not confident with painting or drawing faces, rip one out of a magazine, glue it down with gel medium, give it a coat of transparent gesso and paint over the top. Keep the acrylic paint loose while you block in the features and shading, then just keep layering and refining. This is my way to become more familiar with a different style of portrait than I normally draw. I used:
Inktense pencils, Kaisercraft Stencil, assorted brands of paper flowers (mostly Kaisercraft), Matisse Medium 30, magazine image, Matisse transparent gesso, acrylic paints, book page, metal key, paper napkin

Watercolour Girl

Watercolour eyes

I used watercolour for everything except the hair, I used gesso for that to give texture, and of course the stamping.
Something interesting I found: I used Micador spray fixative over the piece, the cheap set of watercolour I used dries a bit powdery and the colour can transfer; and the fixative reactivated the StazOn ink I used to stamp with. You can see the haze of blue on her hair on the left – that is due to the ink flowing with the fixative. Good to know for the future, spray fixative prior to using StazOn.

My First Design Team Gig!

My First Design Team Gig!

I am on the Design Team for Kreative Koncepts Mixed Media!

I had such fun making this page.

Copyright Kreative Koncepts 2014 http://kkmixedmedia.blogspot.com.au/2014/06/hello-shiny-happy-people.html

Making the video and writing the instructions took a lot longer than I expected, but I am putting that down to the learning curve. I had to do a lot of things I had never done before like create a video from still photos, work out how to add music, upload it to YouTube, embed a PDF for download in a blog post…. Next time should be a doddle *fingers crossed*.