Tuesday 4 February 2014

GD: Clare Lloyd #3 Make A Face (Part 2)

Hello it is Clare back again. I wonder how many of you made a face; either on paper or just because you thought you couldn't do it...LOL! I do hope some of you took that leap and just remember,  it is all about practice. You will get there the more you try.

Anyway, moving on. Today I share with you my background and finished art journal tag using the portrait I created yesterday....I hope you made a face to go on your tag!


I started with a large Manilla Tag #10 and covered it in Nougat Fresco paint. Then stamped the whole tag using Potting Shed ink and  Ink and the Dog: Frames (Plate 4).

I sponged through a  StencilGirl Damask stencil using Bora Bora Fresco paint.

Next I used this beautiful flower stamp from the E Lin Brown 01 set and stamped it all over my tag using Rose Fresco paint. 

Tying in all the colours I used in my portrait yesterday, I also stamped some Haystack Fresco paint using a stamp from the E Sara Naumann 06 set. 

I cut out my figure leaving some extra at the bottom (but this is not essential) and decided where to position it on my tag.

Using a scrap left over from my tag I decided to make my girl a top to wear, to restore her modesty...LOL! 


I made my own little top template (white paper)

traced it onto the left over tag painted it with Rose Fresco, 

and again stamped using Ink and the Dog: Frames (Plate 04). 

I added a little sketching/ shading to the top and then stuck it all down onto my tag.

Now for some textured finishing touches. I painted a couple of Prima Wooden bellies using Bora Bora Fresco paint.

Then used a stamp from the E Sara Naumann 06 set using Rose Fresco paint to over stamp the bellies.

Next, I stamped up some journaling words from the E Sara Naumann 06 set and added them all to my page. To frame my figure and the words. a good techniques is to add a little dark brown or black pencil/ crayon/ paint around the edge and then use a water brush to soften.

That's it from me for another month. I'm having so much fun so far, thank you for all your support. See you all next month.


Leandra Says: Love everything about this tag, the fresh colours, the top you made for her, and the simple embellishments, they all come together perfectly. I'm so excited to see people have a go at making their own face tags this week in the challenge!

Gillian Says: Fantastic seeing how you brought this project together, like Leandra said the top and colours look great, a really clever finale project Clare, thank you.

If you would like to join in this week's challenge and play along with Clare's techniques, then do link up your creativity here, and go in the draw to win some PA stamps of your choice! You need to link your entry by 17:00, Sunday February 9th 2014.


Helen said...

Thats gteat

Hazel Agnew said...

Got my faces ready Clare, found your video very helpful and kept going back to it. Looking forward to giving a face a place. Love your background and embellies. Wagons roll!

Julie Lee said...

This is so beautiful. I love the way you have applied colour; your background and the delightful composition of the whole tag. It makes creating faces feel do-able. Really inspiring. Her shape of face reminds me a bit of Modigliani's work. Julie Ann xx

Unknown said...

Gorgeous tag! Love it! xx

Unknown said...

Lovely. Feeling very inspired!! Haven't drawn in a long time, this could be the kick start required lol

Anonymous said...

So gorgeous. The background is lovely.

Unknown said...

The background colours are really fresh and lovin the little top. Can't wait to finish mine xx

Debs M said...

I do love her! Great colours complimenting each other and the embellishments look fab x

Brenda Brown said...

Beautiful background, I love how you have tied everything in xx

Words and Pictures said...

Another great week from Clare - full of fresh ideas and possibilities.
Alison x

Claire said...

Wow what a gorgeous tag, the background looks amazing and her top is such a cool idea
Claire xx

Sherry said...

Brilliant project, thanks so much for sharing :)