Your Inner Wizard with Jenny Grant
This week’s lesson was delightful! Jenny is a new artist to me. Her art is so ethereal. I love her grungy style. There are so many layers in my painting, I think I got heavy-handed again with the gold highlights.
I love the see through effect I got in some places. I started out collaging papers – which I found very meditative. Then I used acrylic paint to stamp several layers on the corners with foam stamps. I let those dry, then added more colors in complimentary hues.
After those layers dried, I drew the face with a stabilo all black pencil, then I added flowers with molding paste through a stencil. I couldn’t find the stencil I like, so I picked a bigger one because the face I drew only used half of the canvas and I didn’t want to leave a large empty space. I also used a Tim Holtz stencil with white molding paste and waited for it to dry. Then, I smoothed it down using fine sand paper.
I also added a single flower on the lower left side. I really love that all the layers can be seen here. I dripped some see throuogh liquid acrylic paint for contrast and to give it a grunch look, but I was afraid I would drip too much on the face; afterwards I thought I should have dripped some paint on the side of her face. In this photo you can see the different media I used including the sketching.
I added Quinacridone / Nickel Azo Gold for a reddish gold hue, and sepia acrylic color to the edges to frame it. To make it shine, I used gold acrylic paint on the surface of the dried stenciled molding paste. I just love all the layers that can be seen in the lower right corner.
Lastly, I added translucent white acrylic paint on her face and some white highlights on her upper eye lids, bellow her eyebrows, on her nose and a bit on her lips.
Since I used a 12×12 flat canvas, I’m going to buy a frame for it because this is one of my favorite paintings so and probably more to come!
Thanks for coming by, and please leave me a comment. I want to know what you think.
Have an awesome week and be crafty!
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This is superb, Carmen! I understand why you are so pleased with it. All the layers have created wonderful texture and colour. The gold is fantastic too. I have not even found time to watch this week’s lesson yet but seeing this makes me desperate to find the time to do so.