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Thursday, July 2, 2015

Mixed Media Mayhem - The Documented Life Project - Adding texture with cheese cloth

Touchy Feely (Texture)

May 23
Art Challenge:  Cheesecloth
Journal Prompt:  Say Cheese

The challenge continues the quest for texture by suggesting cheese cloth for the art technique and "say cheese" for the journal.  I wanted to use the cheese cloth to bring some dimension to a portrait of a women from my practice book.  In teaching myself to draw, I have found the hardest part seems creating a natural mouth.  I want this woman to smile.  Everybody looks better smiling.  I used a photocopy of my drawing to create the image and the dyed cheesecake for drama (I used a new product, Tint It Spray Dye Paint, which I love because it does not interact with liquids once it is dry)


  1. Lovely Linda! I really like the simplicity of this, her gaze, and the flow of the cheese cloth across both of the pages! Nice work :)

  2. This looks fantastic! A unique spred and face Linda!