Friday, 13 October 2017

Art Journaling is My Therapy

Howdy Folks , Lisa here with a Friday Mixed Media update .
The shop is back online and today only on Friday the 13th ,
 Scrapping Clearly are having a 40% off sale .
 I'm here and today sharing with you an Art journal piece created using 
the fab Jane Davenport Face stamp. This one here  
Sometimes its nice to be able to stamp the bones of your image and 
then just use your tools to fill in the details and add your own flair.
I started with a mottled background in my DWM journal of acrylic  Dina Wakley Media  paints
I applied them to the page using a brayer .
 Then I stamped the face image onto the dry background using permanent Black Staz On ink , drew a simple facial line and added a base coat of Art Alchemy Paints for the hair and to darken the background and make her pop a little .
 I added colour to the eyes with a posca and a white sharpie paint pen, and added more depth into her hair by darkening the area under and around her face with paint then pencils .
 A little more detail and pen work to bring more focus to the face using an Inkcredible pen.
Some darkening and colour around the eyes , high and low lights on the lips with a few prisma colour pencils . And a quote,because it is Art Journaling , and its a form of therapy to help us deal with whats happening in our on world . I created this Fierce woman , a woman with determination and perseverance. One who can take on the world and remain true to herself .
I'm sending out some strength and love to one special young woman on the other side of the world , who I cant be there to physically support atm.
" When you can't control whats happening,
challenge yourself to control the way you respond to whats happening -
That is where your power is ."
Let it be a message for us all .
 Thanks for dropping by the blog , don't forget the SC Black Friday 40 % off sale is happening today only,so jump online and order something bright and fun to kick start some creative flow .

I'll be back next week with a new SC MM blog update .

Lisa x