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Monday, October 6, 2014

Mixed Media Mayhem - Burn Bright

Gelli printing artists know that one could pull prints all day trying masks and stencils to get unique images.  For this journal page I was inspired by a post by Julie Fei Fan Balzer (http://balzerdesigns.typepad.com/) post.  I tore several random masks from deli paper leaving a stencil in the negative shape.  I used these to print orange and yellows on the page spread then I over printed with blue using a small circle stencil.  The shapes produced suggested necks, shoulders, and hair.  I copied two of my faces from my sketch book then lightly painted the faces in, drew and colored the eyes.  The orange and the bright eyes implied the text - Burn Bright

In the close-up pics you can see the background layering process.


  1. Great prints Linda, and your sketches of the faces wow, real characters, loved them!

    1. thanks, I've been trying to teach myself to draw faces...I did not go to art school.

  2. I love those random blue dots in the background!

  3. Thanks for linking up to Sunday Sentiments, Linda! I guess your sentiment "Burn Bright" could be interpreted in many ways. I choose to believe it refers to your creativity!

  4. Love these, Linda. Such great depth with those layers.

  5. Great faces Linda and I love the texture in the background!

  6. these are wonderful and come together so organic.

  7. Wonderful faces Linda- and you've no need for art school- you have what you need- right inside you already! xo

  8. I do so admire any one who can draw faces, and I love these Linda. I particularly like the pic of the solo eye. Burning bright is an excellent title for your great piece of art work.

  9. Beautiful. The eyes are stunning. I love your creative process for your background and how you gleaned the faces and theme out of your created background. Very intuitive.
    Thank you for commenting on my blog.
    Blessing hugs,

  10. What a beautiful journal page! I like how you painted the face onto the background and it still can be seen
    Ciao Beo