“Faces”

“Faces”

What a fun challenge, Lynne is such a crazy amazing artist. She made a canvas back in June that was beautiful. She put us all to the test with this challenge. I did take a ton of pictures of the creative process.

Faces

Here is the final project. I have never used oil based paints before, so I did a little research on them but I could see them becoming addicting.

Here is the creative process.

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picked the colors to match Olivia’s Room.

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blending in the background.

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I added some background spatters and they were almost too bright so I diluted with some water.

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I added some background stamp and some texturez with a plastic card. I penciled in the background shape of the head.

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I used a DreamWeaver Stencil and made some texture on the background.

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I gesso’ed the face and upper body shape.

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I used a Prima Bloom Girl stencil Sharon to get the face.

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So lots of blending and lots of paint on my arm from setting my arm in it. I got it blended good for now. (I think she looks a bit green, the consensus at work is she has Olive skin)

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So I made a “wig” so I had something to work with, I didn’t want to mess my background up so I worked in two parts.

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So I laid out the hair, I love metal adornments. I totally trashed my room doing this project. It was such a blast.

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It never goes back together how you first lay it out but it was darn close. I was all fretting my eyes look evil and Lydia told me to just layer the hair to cover the one.

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So after pasting everything together on the wig. and darkening the lines with my grease pencil, I figured I would let her dry. (ok it only took 5 days)

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Here is a close up of the finished piece. This was such an amazing project. Beautiful and Olivia loves it!!

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Tons of fun stuff here. For more great inspiration check out the amazing talent in the forums.

Thank you for stopping by today. I do appreciate all of you.

Heather

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Flying Unicorn Faces Challenge

Supplies Used: Canvas 9X12 Artist Loft; Inks/Sprays/Paints: Grumbacher Skin Oil Mix Set; Lindy’s Stamp Gang Moon Shadow Mist Golden Doubloons, Blue Beard Slue Velvet, Tawny Turquoise; Starburst Clam Bake Beige, Wake Me Up Before You Go Gold, Dark Chocolate Truffle; Glitz Pearlescents; Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint Pink Parfait, Bright Magenta; Prima Resist Chalk Edger Vintage Pink, Shimmerz Paintz Texturez Muddy Buddy; Stencil: Dreamweaver Pop Rectangle; Prima Sharon; Stamp: Creative Embellishment Distressed Circles; Embellishments: Blue Fern Studios Large Gears Chipboard; Creative Embellishments Gear Set Medium; Prima Shabby Chic Treasures Swirls, Bella Rouge Brads, Sandra Evertson Relics & Artifacts Crosse Icons, Louviers Antique Chains; Flying Unicorn Metal Adornments, Miriam Crafting Supplies Metal Adornments, Retro Cafe Art Gallery Watch Parts; Other Supplies: Liquitex Gesso, Faber-Castell Whipped Spackle, Golden Artist Regular Gel, Extra Heavy Gel, Ranger Dina Wakley Black Gesso, Stabilo Aquarellable Pencil.

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