Information about the FREE weekly Documented Life Project is HERE. I'm a little bit behind - this is last week's challenge :
August Theme :: Faces, the Human Form & Characters
Art Challenge : Layered (Using Multiple Mediums)
Journal Prompt : Speak to your younger self- what advice would you offer?
The first thing I thought about was using a technique that Tam from Willowing describes HERE called "Paint over Collage". I began by gluing down sheet music, serviettes, washi tape and a glossy magazine advertisement. I then brushed over the advert with clear gesso (click on the picture to see the brand I used and the brush strokes of the clear gesso).Clear gesso gives a good toothy base so that when you start to paint over the paper, the paint goes down nicely.
I started to give her hair, and to add flesh-toned paint but I didn't touch her eye because I loved the effect of the makeup there.
Adding more layers. I muted the background from the previous photo by brayering over with white gesso, and the gelli-printed tissue is nice to give subtle pattern that blends with the background. I had wanted to darken her hair a bit and when I took this photo immediately saw it as journaling space....
HERE. You can see all my posts about this project HERE.
Try and fit some creativity into your weekend and I hope to talk to you again soon.