Friday, June 20, 2014

Overwhelmed with Amazingness

Guess what?  I suddenly have the ability to draw amazing faces...thanks to Donna Downey and her newest line of stamps, produced by Unity.  I can't even tell you how much I love these stamps and how amazing it is to be able to create an art journal page, featuring a face, quickly and easily.  Thank you Donna!!

This was a page that already had some orange Dylusions Ink Spray in the background (it was actually part of a "pick up the rest of that ink" page, with little else going on).  I have a bit of a reversed way to coloring these face stamps; I start by adding color before I stamp!  I used watercolors for this page and can I just share that I am in love with watercoloring.  I adore the look of the dried puddles of color...it's so delightfully imperfect...makes my heart skip a beat!  

So...color went down first, in just the general area of where the image would be placed.  I looked at the stamp, placed next to my page, to get a general idea of where the different colors would be placed.  I will note that I only put down one layer of color...no shading or much in the way of detail.  Next, I used Archival Ink to stamp the image.  You'll need Archival for any projects that include water.  I heat set the ink and started adding more shading and detail.  A white gel pen is perfect for the white of the eyes!  I also used a black Stabilo pencil to fill in any lines that weren't prominent and to add that sketchy look.  Once my piece was dry, I simply added the sentiment (included with the Anastasia Believes stamp set) and stapled on a torn tag with the date.  Seriously, half hour to finish the entire piece!

Check out our entire line of Donna Downey face stamps...there's something for every artist!  Oh, and these stamps are HUGE!  A whopping 5"x7", which is perfect for art journals!  Rock on!

1 comment:

toni said...

Fab-U-lous ! Kim fantastic way you have used that amazing stamp! Love the quote too xx