Tuesday, September 4, 2012
29 Faces in September
I was reading April Cole's blog and found out about this challenge called 29 faces in September and decided to take part. Its being hosted by Ayala There is still time to join in so why don't you have alittle fun this month. I always find that my faces get better and I am more satisfied when I do challenges like this. First I have some collage pages to show.
These were made in that old book on whaling that I am using for a journal. Often I need to cover the whole page so its perfect for collage.
This page had lots of dark pictures so it needed to be covered in paint and lots of texture. I used heavy bodied acrylics and stamping.
I started this one with the image and built around the neutral color scheme. I think it needs a poem or some simple words at the top. It will sit while I figure out what that is.
This was another experiment, the page was mostly text with one small image. I covered it with absorbent ground. Its a medium that makes any surface ready for watercolor. My idea of little squares of color was fun to do. I outlined it in black and then thought 'now what do I do with it'. I decided to use it as a background paper.
I cut out a page in an old dictionary and drew a simple face. She was made with gelatos and white acrylic paint. She is nothing fancy but will be my first face for the challenge.