Mixed Media

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My first foray into mixed media. This project scared the crap out of me. I am not a confident drawer so it took me quite awhile to get this one completed.  Here are some progress shots……

First, a basic sketch on water colour paper.


I then added some basic colour with my Neocolour II water soluble crayons.


Collage time! I added some scraps of paper which i tore up randomly and adhered with Modge Podge. Then I added a layer of white gesso to the collage area and various highlight areas of the face.3-collage

More Neocolour II crayons over the dried gesso.4-colour-over-collage

I added some shadows using a graphite crayon and some detail to the hair with Inktense and Prisma pencils.


I stencilled on some detail to the clothes area using gesso. 6-gesso

Finally, I stamped on some patterns using Versamark ink, distress ink and embossing powder (which I heat set).


I popped her in a frame to finish her off and Viola!! Done! 🙂

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