Wednesday 23 July 2014

Face: Month 3 {with Eclectica³ Darcy and Sara Stamps by Clare Lloyd}

Hi all, Clare back with another of my girlie tags. If you haven't seen my tag wrap or my first two girlie face tags you will find them HERE and HERE.

Let's get started. After a quick coat of Snowflake onto my Manilla tag I sketched my girl. But would she have short or long hair? Once happy with her look I drew over using a Pitt pen and went with short hair after all. As in past months I use a watery coat of Vintage Lace and then paint around the edge of the face/features with a thicker line of the same colour.

To add extra depth and dimension. I mixed Vintage Lace and Caramel then painted a fine line around the face once more plus layered up a further line of Caramel and then Chocolate Pudding using a super fine paintbrush.

Time to add some colour to her hair and features using Chocolate Pudding and Hey Pesto. She looks like a very stronger character at the moment with her angular features. She needs softening a bit.

I did a little more fine sketching with a Pitt Pen and layered up a coat of Mermaid. I decided to wipe back a design into the paint using a Lin Brown Stencil and once dry sketched around the design using a pencil crayon.

Time for some stamping using a foliage element from Squiggly Ink Flora and Fauna 3. I used Tumbled Glass Distress ink and also some 3rd generation ink using Archival Black. I have now softened my girl even further with the background and shading with pencil crayon. Her top was painted with Orchid

I completed my tag girl by giving her some little hair accessories using Darcy's Mini 06, a touch of green pencil crayon on some of the leaves and a sentiment from Sara Naumann Set 06.
ESN 06.

I do hope some of you will take the plunge and give drawing a go this month. I will be back next month with the final tag to add to the wrap. 

A huge thanks to Clare from PaperArtsy, we love your faces. So much personality packed into a small space. Lin's stencil provides the perfect backdrop for this girl, subtle but effective. 

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 27th july 2014


Helen said...

I haven't taken the plunge yet, my drawing skills are really not good... I do love the background though.

Hazel Agnew said...

Another lovely face Clare. I still use your technique of frescos followed by pencil crayon for added depth. Very grateful for your skills. X

Unknown said...

Just love your faces Claire, I should have time to play along this time xx

lbwright22-loopylou said...

another great face :-)

Debs M said...

she is fabulous, loving your tutorials! x

Deborah Wainwright said...

Another great girl Clare xx

froebelsternchen said...

Oh wow wow wow .. this girl is just AWESOME


Anonymous said...

Every time I see your girls I think I really should have a go & every time I'm too chicken. Sigh. This one is terrific.