We had a warm and sunny day today, tomorrow we have been promised thunderstorms again, and next week it will probably be cool and rainy - at least we get plenty of variety!
For Art Journal Journey, masculine-feminine, I have another mixed media journal page. I am also linking to Paint Party Friday, hosted as always by Eva and Kristin, to Moo Mania and More, anything goes and to Kim Dellow's Friday face art, a cool place to link up art with faces.
I started out with an A3 sheet of paper onto which I had smeared a bit of crackle paste left over from another project and a few scraps of left over paper. I gave it a coat of gesso, and let it dry. I painted over it with blue and purple paints, and then spritzed it with diluted white acrylic and with gold ink. I glued on some scraps of handwritten paper which I made transparent by ironing some wax over it. I always feel so virtuous when I can say I did some ironing! I drew the face using one of my home made stencils, which I have used for other things this past week, too. I used the stencil waste to mask the surroundings and sprayed the face with some white paint to make it a little lighter than the surroundings. I added colour to the features with Gelatos and a water pen. I doodled and coloured the flowers and birds. For the stylised birds I made some stencils inspired by an image I saw in a book of medieval manuscripts. The birds are holding the little bits of string mentioned in the quote from Bryan Andreas. I used a gold pen to outline the birds and leaves.
Close up of the texture from the crackle paste:
Some glimpses of one of the gardens in the Church close - enjoy!:
Have a great day you all, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!