Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Map art using Artistcellar stencils
I decided to do a little map art today using Jane Davenport's face stencils again. I looked through my Job Lot 2008 one dollar map book and there is a town in Massachusetts called "Holland". That is my daughter's name so the face looks a bit like her. Here is the finished face followed by a short tutorial in the event that you'd like to try your hand at it.
I find that the eyes turn out better if I leave the stencil in place and start placing the eyes and pupils within the stencil. You can always adjust the features later.
I love doing map art, next time I am going to do a similar face but turn it into a personal life experience map. Doesn't that sound like fun? Thanks so much for stopping by today, please leave a comment if you have time. In the meantime, take care, talk to you soon. ~ Hugs~ Renee
When I do map art the first thing I do is choose the map I want to use. Next I put the stencil down and then outline the features with a pencil. I draw the neck and shoulders after the face is sketched into place.
After that I start putting the hair around the face using pencils, Pan Pastels and colored pens. She looked like she needed bangs so I cut some twigs out using a Sizzix die using the same map paper.
I continue to adjust the colors on the face and hair using Pan Pastels and white gesso.
Instead of just bangs I added another layer of paper twigs going the opposite direction to form a crown like appearance.
Then I cut a flower out of some additional map paper using Tim Holtz's Tattered Florals die. I glued that to her head to mimic a crown with a spring flower popped into it. I used another stencil called Bodacious Pods, also made by Artistcellar, to make it look like she is wearing a white lace dress. I used my palette knife to spread a small amount of white gesso through the stencil randomly on the upper body.