Playing in my journal brings me joy and I am thrilled to continue to share that happiness with you. Here is my latest page in my Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Mixed Media Journal. Isn't she sweet? I love how she turned out. Here's how you can make her too.
I used Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Gel Medium to do a text transfer onto the background. Cover background with Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Gesso. Dry. Cover one side of book paper with gel medium and adhere to page. Be sure to smooth with a bone folder to be sure fully adhered and transfer success. Let dry or dry a little. Gently pull up paper. If this is not working add water to a sponge and rub on top. Rub with finger to remove paper and reveal transfer, rubbing too hard will pull up all of paper. This gets messy but your text will be transferred in the end. I had a few rough spots but love the character it gives to my art.
Sketch face using PITT® Pastel Pencils, Black 199
Activate with water to create, shading.
Shave some color from a Gelatos® Watermelon, spritz with water and mix.
Add some gel medium and mix to create a thick paint.
Paint on color, be sure to dab in spots to create more texture.
Use Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils, Green to add color to eye.
Use Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils Yellow Set to add color to lips. Use Stamper’s Big Brush Pen (s) Black 199, White 101 for hair and eye details and doodles.
- Gel Medium
- Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils, Green, Yellow
- Gelatos® Watermelon
- PITT® Pastel Pencils, Black 199, White 101
- Stamper’s Big Brush Pen (s) Black 199, White 101
- Book paper
- Acrylic Stamps
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Bio: Hi! I am Tiare Smith. I am an avid mixed media artist and art journal enthusiast. I have the most wonderful supportive husband and family. No children or pets. I find inspiration in everything around me from items in my own home and yard, to things I see on a leisurely stroll, to people, shapes and items found in a store, restaurant or museum. Inspiration is endless! I find joy learning, growing and sharing my passion with others.
Currently, I host a weekly online art journal pajama party, as well as online workshops and on-site classes. I spend time creating daily and I encourage others to embrace their art daily, as well. \
You can learn more about me on my blog: http://www.tiaresmith.com