Having had such a fun time painting a girl using skin coloring techniques learned from Micki Wilde's Wilde and Free online class, I immediately did another girl/face on the opposite page in my journal. This page had been used as a paint/brayer cleaner so had lots of random color on it when I started. I started by adding white gesso with a brayer and while the gesso was still wet, I layed the leaf stencil down and removed excess gesso thru the stencil with a baby wipe.
I really like the "muted-ness" (I know, not a word) of the background. Then I went to work on the face. Because of the many, many layers, some of the paint layers started coming off on one side of her cheek. Tried to fix it, but after a closer look, thought I'd leave it as is and call her my "Zombie" girl.
Once again, I used a charcoal stick around the edges which were blended with a blending stump. (I also took it outside and sprayed a coat of Workable Fixative over the page.)
I totally love my little "Zombie" girl and have to say this page was probably one of the easiest and quickest I've done. I didn't "over-think" like I tend to do and kept the background plain and simple.
Until next time….xoxo