Hi everyone! I'm back today with an art journal project, and a video, where I demonstrate another gesso resist technique...this one is where I use gesso as an ink for stamps. Fun stuff! (Tim Holtz demonstrated this technique at a retailer event that I attended a few weeks ago).
And...I'm working on my courage, showing you (in a big 'ol picture I might add) my very first face drawing. Ugh...it needs work but I finished...I did it, I drew something by hand (me, who can barely draw a stick figure), and I'm super excited about continuing to learn and experiment!
I do have to give a huge shout out to the following two ladies, who are the ones who provided a ton of inspiration and help when it came to some of the smaller details....Donna Downey, who just started drawing faces and her videos were a great help in pushing me to give it a try and Tamara Laporte, who is an artist I just stumbled upon (thank you Dyan Reaveley!) and I adore her art! Her faces are amazing and I love the colors she uses...purples and blues in the hair...stunning!
Here's how my projects came together...(A full product list can be found at the end of my post)
Then I grabbed three Distress Stains (Spiced Maralade, Dusty Concord, & Broken China) and "scribbled" all over both pages. A good spritz of water helped the colors to blend. Once the pages were dry, I used my hand and more water to create the droplets.
Notes for next time...my eyes are huge, as are my lips, need to make both smaller. Need to work on the hair...it looks too flat or something, it needs more movement. Maybe next time I'll just go for one of those no-feature faces...yeah, I like that idea...LOL!
Here's my produce list and the video link is below the list (feel free to email me with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org).
Claudine Hellmuth Gesso
Collage of Digits
Golden Liquid Acrylics
Adirondack Paint Dabbers
Distress Ink (Gathered Twigs)
I created a video demonstrating the gesso resist-stamping technique. Check it out below! For your reference, it's also posted in the eClassroom where you can also check out our other videos. Enjoy!