Are you ready to take your journal and paint for a while?
I hope so because I have this creative process to share with you ;)
Step 1 - spread some watercolor in several tones in your journal
If you don´t have watercolors you can use acrylic paint mixed with a bit of water
Step 2 - make a collage with some vintage and painted papers
Step 3 - with a pallet knife spread some white paint or gesso on top of the watercolor to seal them.
Step 4 - grab a charcoal pencil and make some doodles and marks on your page, it's fun and gives texture
Step 5 - stamp - I have used several stamps, a butterfly , a plant and the striped pattern above. Use your intuition and follow ;)
Step 6 - one more layer, using the faber castell pitt pens. I have doodle with the pens , defining some areas and put some water on top to dissolve the ink.
Step 7 - acrylic paint in flesh tone to start the face and a turquoise inside the round shape. You can even spread the same colors here and there on your backgroung, to give a sense of balance to the painting.
Step 8- time to paint the face, I used watercolors in tones of blue, green, orange and white acrylic paint to shade her and give her some hair (black watercolor)
Step 9 - define the eyes and her features with a black pitt pen
Step 10- I found that sweet bird flying on the background ;) painted with an orange acrylic paint and for the wings 2 different pinks with oil pastel.
Step 11- make a yellow aura around her with oil pastel
Step 12- finish with some geometric shapes and flowers (made with my black pencil) and choose some beautiful words to your painting
I hope you have fun with this process, and if you like to share what you have done with me, just tag my name so I can see it. If you have some friends intrested in play with art, please share it with them also :)
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