Detail of ladybird
Detail of treehouse
A little later this week than usual - but I was still able to finish the first page in my new wallpaper journal for this week's Mixed Media Monday prompt, Embellish It.
The wallpaper journal was created on heavy watercolor paper with Yes! paste and several pieces of decorative wallpaper. I have around 10 pages, all of which are ready for well, something, before being stitched into book form. This particular page will be the center spread and was made using pale yellow striped and damask papers. I have been heading in a new direction since learning to draw and paint faces, and was eager to try a lady bird - this one is complete with lipstick and an apron. . . . The spread was created by first drawing (and erasing, and then drawing again) the basic forms before painting them with various brushes and acrylic. I then completed the piece with several pens, including Pitt pens, glitter gel pens and a few versions of Sharpie paint pens. The embellishments came in the form of fabric leaves (which were washed with more paint) and, not to disappoint, Swarovski crystals.
Thank you for looking! I will be catching up with the other MMM entries starting today . . .