do you have those days when you look at what you’ve created and think ..I don’t like it..and no matter which way you look at it nothing looks right..
a bit like when i try clothes on and nothing looks right or fits!
its how i felt about this journal page..i liked the background ,i liked the dresses,i liked the border
but i just don’t like the hair or faces!
now rather than rip the page out(i have done that before) or stick pages together…i decided to paint out what i didn’t like
..so out the hair and faces went..using gesso i blocked out the bits i wanted to change.
Now they look like they have sacks on their heads!….
..i then set to and painted the face,hair and hat with acrylic paints..the background i repainted with Artbars…
i covered this with a layer of gel medium(seals the paint in and allows me to rework the area) adding shading at this point blended the new colours back in to the page.
i painted very simple features for the ladies,then used large sequin waste to add white……i am on the look out for large circle sequin waste,i always used to get it through school supply catalogs when i was teaching in schools but i can’t seem to find it now…isn’t it funny how we get used to certain tools and supplies,they are like favorite toys (my favorite toy was a “Tiny Tears” that cried real tears and i loved it)
….i added the title..we are right in the middle of some beautiful weather here and it feels just like Summer time..i would like to add some more words but haven’t decided what but for right now i am HAPPY with the heads…yeay..
..after adding more colour,dry brushing,stamps and embellishing ……..I’m Liking the Journal page…
Its ok to not like what you have created but don’t give up,leave the project “Step away from the project”!! …work out what it is you don’t like and see how it can be changed
Happy journaling everybody