Thursday, February 13, 2014

Face Love

I can't get enough of drawing faces. I have dedicated an entire journal to exploring how to draw different kinds of faces. I finally got around to decorating the cover so that I can distinguish it from my other journals.

This is the large Dylusions journal which starts out as a brown, kraft cover. I started out by stamping some of my favorite background stamps onto mulberry paper.

I then tore the stamped mulberry paper into a few strips and adhered that to my journal. I then added a wash of pink acrylic paint so you could still see the texture and stamping behind it.

Next step was to adhere the face. The face was part of a collage sheet that I had lying around.

I then added some tissue tape, paper flowers that I painted, a lace heart that I also painted, and a metal embellishment that I colored with alcohol ink.

My last step was to add the grunge board letters. These were also painted with several colors of acrylic paint.

I am going to submit this to 2 challenges. Over at Love to Scrap it is all about the word love and stamping. Since I used some of my favorite stamps on the background I decided to also submit this to Simon Says Stamp We Love Stamps Challenge. Thank you very much for stopping by I hope I have inspired you in some way.


  1. oh i would have loved to see extracts of your face drawing journal !
    Great idea to illustrate the cover like this! this image is beautiful! love the contrast between the colors and the image and the background stamp!
    ♥Thanks for sharing on Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog♥
    Shuly dt

  2. Lovely journal cover! Beautiful stamped background, flowers and focal image. Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

  3. Definitely a face to love! She's beautiful, and surrounding her with all the florals is just wonderful!

  4. Beautiful work on the cover!!! and what a face!!!