This did start out as an experiment. I wanted to do a portrait based on a traced image from a photo. Here is the photo I used.
I placed a piece of tissue paper on top of the photo and lightly traced it with an Aquaellable Stabilo pencil.
After the image was traced I used Pan Pastels to color it in. Keep in mind these will be blended later.
After the colors were blended to my satisfaction I cut out the image and glued it onto a piece of what I call "junk paper". I do most of my work on a sheet of 140# water color paper. These papers sit in a pile when they are covered with paint, ink and stamping. They don't look like much until I unify the colors with a stencil and some white gesso. In this case I did additional stamping of some Dina Wakley grungy hearts and then glued the image onto the paper with Mod Podge. I purposely scrunched the tissue paper so it wouldn't look perfectly smooth.
I sewed some additional texture onto the page with my sewing machine and let some of the threads dangle. I also made some lines with a credit card and some black gesso.
|The outside of the art journal|
|The back of the journal|
I hope you will rise to the challenge this month at the Craft Stamper website. It is easy to upload your projects and there are some really nice prizes to win! I'll post another stamped tissue paper project next week in case you can stop by. As always, thanks for the visit. Please leave a comment if you have time I'd love to hear from you. Hugs~ Renee xx