"Faces Of Innocence"
Supplies I Used: journal page
focal images(mine are collage sheet images from Paper Whimsy)
patterned paper, dictionary page scraps
permanent black ink such as Staz-On or Archival
script or quote rubber stamp
Matte Gel medium Gel Mat (Liquitex)
any brushes for applying the gel medium and for dry brushing acrylic paints
metallic paints ( I used Folk Art Metallic Peridot, Rose, Blue Pearl, Plum;
and Anita's Classic Gold)
First decide whether you want one main focal image or several. If using more than one keep in mind that odd numbers are best. Arrange your image(s) on the page . Once you are pleased with the placement glue them in place with the gel medium. Fill the rest of the page by cutting various sized squares from your patterned papers and gluing them close together as shown here:
Apply a thin coat of gel medium over top and allow to dry thoroughly. Dry brush the acrylic paints randomly and repeatedly one at a time over and around the page. Go sparingly over the focal image(s). When dry, repeatedly stamp quote over the page.
Here's a close up of one of the sections:
I hope you will give this a try-the metallic sheen is just beautiful on the finished page! How about using a family member or friend's images for a personal gift?
Linking to Art Journal Every Day; Community Thrive (Play With Squares); Mixed Media Monthly (Challenge #9- Think Pink); and Paint Party Friday.
Lastly , I want to share these two photos of our son when he was little:
A very happy birthday to our son Todd who will be 27 Saturday, on Valentine's Day!!! XO
" I have a son who is my heart. A wonderful young man, daring and loving and strong and kind."