I love working with faces......drawing them, painting them ( tho I'm not very good at this, but will keep practising ), collaging them, altering them, using them any way I can. My other love is pattern...so I've gotten carried away with a face and some hexagons; along with some metal and beautiful Mica Powders.
This page was created for the Finnabair blog as part of her Creative Team.
Like this face I sometimes feel "fragmented", not 100 percent together.
The metal details were all gessoed first and then painted with Mica Powders mixed with a little water.
There is white crackle paste, gesso used through a stencil, stamping, embossing, Distress Stains and watercolour paint used. 3D gel medium has been used to stick every thing down.
A lot or the metal details are symbolic....like the key next to the mouth. I know I am too outspoken and I wish sometimes I could lock my lips shut !