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August 23, 2017 1 Comment
This week I'm bringing you a project that takes a page out of one of my sketchbooks and puts it up on the wall. I am still loving the faces I created in my little Moleskine I shared a few weeks ago. I didn't want them to just stay in the book, I wanted them to break out and decorate my wall! I chose one of my favorites and... follow along!
Here are the supplies I am using:
I prepped the chipboard with a layer of gesso on two sides (it keeps the chipboard flat). Using a blue and a red paint with the Tracks and Open Work stencils add a few layers to make a quick background.
Looking at my original I took a pencil and sketched a similar face.
Use acrylic paints to paint in the face and outline in black. Final touches and more texture done with my favorite drawing pencil.
After I am happy with the way it looks it's time to cut it out! Don't you just love how the stencil designs peek out?!
I used gel medium to attach the chipboard piece to the substrate and left it to dry overnight with a layer of books on top to help it dry flat.
After a coat of black paint around the edges to finish it off it's time for a coat of glossy sealer.
She looks great and I think she will look even better on my wall with a few of her sisters to join her. Better get to work!! Have a creative week!
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