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Saturday, May 31, 2014

Mixed Media Mayhem - Faces in Flowers

After practicing making foam stamps and printing them in my art journal, I had to take the next step.  I have been practicing learning to draw faces (not portraits!) so I wanted to incorporate two very different results.  I transferred the outlines of the faces to my page to match the composition of the flowers.  I experimented with paint, colored pencils, Inktense pencils, and Faber Castell Brush Markers to bring color to the faces.  Since my face drawing lessons were originally based on using classic proportions and forms, I found text from an old art book to caption the page. NB- I fixed the stamp background with spray then gesso before going forward because I had stamped with water soluble markers


  1. Well done Linda! Those flowers look like they were purposely placed for your face! Love it!

    1. Happy accident. I puzzled for days about how to use the backgrounds