Here's to my second week with Paint Party Friday!
The most fun has been painting the assignment for
week four of the
free Strathmore Workshop I've been taking...
I'm not quite done with it but will walk you through a quick
step-by-step lesson of what I have so far...(just in case you still
haven't signed up yourself or don't have time)!
The very first step is just doodling on your surface,
anything at all! I wrote about the color BLUE because I knew
this piece was going to have a blue background and because I love
it so much!
Several layers of acrylic paint have been applied using paint, stamps and stencils...
My stencil is a recycled plastic doily and one of my stamps
is the back of a Starbucks coffee sleeve! I added white for variation.
After the blues dried, I stamped my piece with fluorescent
pink and orange paint using an old medicine bottle and a tiny plastic lid.
I really like how these colors pop on the blue background!
To add flowers, I painted a handmade foam stamp.
I used two colors and two stamps for this layer.
If you look hard enough you can faintly see the doodles
from the very first step in the center!
Here's a close up of the layers!
The week 4 lesson is about creating a
stylized face for our mixed media backgrounds. So here I have
masked one in...
along with some hair.
While that dried, I cut out a few of the doodles from the week three bonus lesson.
Then I painted the doodles bright colors!
And added more details to the face and hair and more colors.
Little by little I worked on adding layers... allowing the colors to dry in between!
More hair and details, etc... and a color wash for the face!
This is how far I got today...
the next step is adding doodles with markers, ink and
whatever else my artistic eye calls for!
Many of Traci's doodle girls have only one eye so I did that also.
This was really a fun excursion from all of the other things I
currently have on my plate.
I hope you had fun following along and
give it a try yourself!