Friday 27 June 2014

Face:Month 2. {with Eclectica³ Ellen Vargo and Squiggly Ink Stamps by Clare Lloyd}

Hi all, Clare back with another girlie tag to go in your wrap. Take a look at my last post for details about how I made my fabric wrap and my tag for month 1. Now onto month 2's tag...

So to start with I used a manilla tag and painted it with a coat of Snowflake. Then sketched my face and traced over it with a black Pitt Pen.

Next came two layers of Vintage Lace paint. A thin watery layer all over the face and thicker layer just around the edges and features.

I used the same technique for the hair; 1 watery layer all over and a thicker layer of Haystack around the edges. You will also see I have started to define the detail by added a thin line of Caramel and repeated with a finer paint brush using Chocolate Pudding paint around both the face, features and hair. A touch of Blush Fresco paint on the cheeks too.

Now to added more colour to the eyes and cheeks. A splash of watery Orchid over the cheeks and lips. The eyes I painted with Limelight, Tinned Peas and Little Black Dress.

For the background I layered both Limelight and Tinned Peas Fresco paint using a touch of water. 

Now for the stamping. A little bubbly for the party girl! I used Squiggly 15 Mini stamp for that. 
SI Mini15

When looking at my girl she was having a bad hair day...LOL! A little bit flat on top and so the perfect solution was a party hat! For this I used a Ellen Vargo Eclectica 01 stamp and finished it off with a little bird from Squiggly Ink Flora and Fauna stamp set 2

SI Flora and Fauna 2
The party hat was painted with Orchid and Tinned Peas. All the stamping was done with Archival Black ink. 

Here she is all tucked up in the tag wrap I made in month one. She must have had quite a night! 

Looking forward to seeing some of your painted faces this month. Clare.

A huge thanks to Clare from PaperArtsy. We love her big green eyes, and that party hat is so cute. A very different shape to Month 1, great to see how these simple shapes transform into very different personalities. 

If you would like to join in our weekly challenge with any of this week's guests who have blogged since Sunday night, then join in to link up your creativity HERE you will go in the draw to win PA stamps of your choice! You need to link your entry by17:00 (London time) Sunday 29th June 2014


Anonymous said...

She looks great. I love her eyes & the little bird on her hat is very cute.

Hazel Agnew said...

Another fab piece Clare. Really love your girlies. X

Helen said...

Great tag, Clare .

Deborah Wainwright said...

Fantastic face Clare xx

Craftyfield said...

Yes Clare you'll be wanting blood next! Still it's a fantastic project.

Debs M said...

she is fabulous! great tutorial x

ellen vargo designs said...

Sweet! Love that party hat!!! :)

catherine said...

A fabulous piece of work Clare
x catherine

Unknown said...

Your faces are so inspiring, very pretty girl xxx

Julie S said...

She's wonderful! Faces are very daunting for me.

Words and Pictures said...

A brilliant face tutorial, Clare, thank you - fabulous tag!
Alison x