Thursday, November 24, 2016

Joggles Art Journal Adventure ~ Week 45 Response

Hi everyone. Barb's prompt for the Joggles Art Journal Adventure Week 45 page was to use a face as the focal for a page. Faces are one of my favourite things to colour or paint and with the new Joggles/Margaret Applin Fearless Face Stencil System, they really are so simple to create now. The system has three different size face outlines, a huge variety of facial features in each size, as well as various hair styles. There are also cool accessories such as hats, crowns, and glasses. This was the first time I had used the system and I was instantly smitten!

I began by tracing with pencil the medium round face onto white card stock. I then added the features with the facial features #3 stencil. At that point, I went to my most comfortable medium for doing faces, a mix of Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils. I used a Super Fine Black Pitt pen to outline the eye and add lashes. Once coloured, she was fussy cut leaving a narrow white border and then matted with black card stock. This was also fussy cut leaving a narrow border to frame her and help her contrast with the background.

The ungessoed journal page was spritzed with Delphinium Turquoise and French Lilac Violet Lindy's Starburst Sprays. Once dry, pattern and texture was added with a VLV number stamp and Deep Purple Archival ink,  a VLV circles stamp applied with Forget-Me-Not Archival ink, and Joggles Nonsense Latin Text applied with Garden Patina Archival Ink.  texture and dimension were created by scraping Texture Paste through Joggles/Margaret Applin's This & That #1 stencil. Once the paste was dry and face was in place, stars die cut from book text and corrugated cardboard (coffee sleeves) were overlapped and adhered around her.

Outlining was done on the stars and below some of the Texture Paste designs with black pen, and a doodled border was added to the outside edges. The sentiment was printed on white card stock, cut into individual words which were then matted with black. Black Big Brush pen was used to outline the page edges. A small stitch stamp and some stamped splatter dots were added with Jet Black Archival ink to complete the page.

Thanks for joining my sweet smiling friend and me today. We appreciate your company. To see Barb's video demonstrating this fabulous stencil system, pop over to her YouTube channel here. If you haven't already joined our wonderful Art Journal Adventure Facebook group, you can do that here. We would love to have you play along with us and it's a lovely group of art-minded people to hang out and learn and be inspired from and with.

Life is good; so is art.

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