Ha ha. All I want to do it play and blog. So okay, two in one day. I thought it would be fun to paint a face and record the steps. On this one I start by gluing down a scrap of cotton fabric in my little book. I think it was a frog's foot; I got it at the Goodwill bins and there were dozens of them - someone's softy project gone south.
Then I draw the face on with my Aquarelle stabilo pencil. It draws on anything.
Next I cover it over with a layer of Folkart Parchment paint. It could be any color but I'm trying to be accurate.
I add a little pink to the cheeks and tip of her ear and mouth.
Then smoodge in some other colors so it won't be boring and start modelling the form. I added more fabric and painted in the rest of the background.
I noticed that the fabric I added looked like the curtain on a stage and that the dots looked like spotlights so now we have a circus bareback rider ready to go onstage. I continue painting her face and hair.
Give her a word and a smear of gloss gel and she's ready for her close-up.
I'll probably be gone for about a week now. Stephanie and I are going to meet up in Eugene and have a plaster blast. I'm taking the pogo and flip video so maybe I'll bring back some pictures. Ciao.