I started my figure in the masked area, and she was okay but I got my face proportions a bit wrong
I feel frustrated with myself sometimes that I forget the simplest things - but can always fix it and I can see that every project I do is more learning and improving my skills. You can see here below I just painted over the eyes and nose and fixed her up...ruler for my personal reminder :-)
Time to leave her and get going on the background. In every piece, I try to inject myself as artist. Decided that since I love stencils, they would totally change the look of my piece. I used lovely silver paint - gives the piece such a glow.
It worked so well I decided to give her dress stencil treatment as well...
I was aiming for more texture than contrast this time - the lumiere paint is just gorgeous. It gave her dress an embossed look - very happy with this
The metallic worked so well in the background, I just HAD to use metallic pen for hair details as well. Click any photo to see it larger.
One of my other signatures is to add found text. Since I'd done a double spread, I decided to flick through my large print book to see if anything jumped out at me...and it didn't take long to piece together the perfect phrase
Here's the completed spread
Click on the photo to see it larger, or go HERE to see my Flickr album of all my Life Book 2016 projects. You can see all my posts about Life Book this year HERE. Wishing you a weekend of creativity and calm.