Hello again and welcome to my inspiration for today's new challenge at That's Crafty! Challenge Blog with the theme of About Face!
I interpreted the theme literally to mean creating something with a face on as it gave me the chance to ink up one of my favourite Stampendous images and this mixed media panel was the result - warning, it's rather girly!
My substrate was a white/grey board 8x10 panel which is one of the fab That's Crafty! surfaces.
I first stamped the Stampendous Glance image on the right hand side just below the centre using Archival Olive ink. I made a mask for the image and secured this over the stamping.
I coloured the panel by brayering on Paper Artsy Frsco Finish Acrylic paints in Blush and Haystack. Once I had done this I removed the mask from the image.
I then used the Hole In The Wall Repeat Dinky Stencil with Paper Artsy Fresco Finish Rose paint to create the brick wall pattern and toned it down a little by sponging on some Blush paint.
I stamped the remaining space on the panel with a script stamp and a trellis type image (mine are Kaisercraft but there are similar designs in the online shop) using the olive Archival ink.
I stamped the Stampendous hydrangeas on some papers from my Gelli stash which were made with various Paper Artsy acrylics. I used the Archival Olive ink for stamping. I then used the matching die set to cut the images out.
I painted the main image with the Blush and Rose paints then used a grey pencil round the edges to emphasise the face. I then added the flowers and leaves with foam pads for dimension to finish.
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Have a great weekend.
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