Hi my friends. It's time for the weekend. Do you have some great plans? I need to get some cards created for my class on Thursday. I keep thinking about making them, but then I've been distracted by other things, so I still haven't started them. I did do some creating, though.
If you recall, last month I started participation in a monthly Bible verse challenge on SCS, and I am doing mine as art journal pages, so I've been working on my page for February. I've combined the challenge with another challenge at OWSE yahoo group to use a face on my page. Ahhh, not such an easy challenge.
Many transformations have taken place on this page before I got it to its present condition. This page started out as a scrap piece of card stock that I used as a blotter from some stencils. I added paint and some stamped tissue paper, and then tried to paint a face - not so good. Out came the gesso. Then I tried drawing a face with sharpies -- hmmm... more gesso! I think you get the picture.
But I was determined. I went online and found some faces, printed out a couple of sizes until I found the right size and then traced the main features using a light box and a pencil. Once I had the outlines, I used a fine black marker and prismacolor pencils to make the face. Such a difference for me without a brush in my hand. The hair and clothing are made with scrapbook paper.
I added some flowers (colored by sponging) and butterflies (both SU stamps - the butterfly was stamped twice & cut in half to get the double wings). I colored the butterflies with copic markers and added some white gel pen.
I stamped a Tim Holtz stamp with archival black ink along the edges before adding the Bible verse, which was printed on my computer. I had to cut it apart quite a bit in order to fit it along side the face and then I sponged all the edges with tea dye distress ink.
So I got it all done... well, that's what I thought. Remember I said it started as a scrap piece of card stock? Well, my January page is 9"x6" and this page was 8.5"x5.75". Oops! A little doctoring was required. I pulled out a piece of watercolor paper (which is what I've been using for my art journal pages) cut 9"x6", glued on a piece of black card stock and then glued the completed page to that. And there you have it. February's page.
"I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. Psalm 139:14.
Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a blessed weekend.