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!