Happy New Year! I wanted to show you how I often use stencils for finishing touches in my art journal. These pics are from a new online class I'm working on, called "Facing Faces." I hope to unveil it soon!
I glued a sketch into my art journal, and began painting it. I also adhered a small embellishment I made using embossing paste and my Medallions stencil, from this tutorial (which has a video).
Here are more progress pics.
Although her face felt done, somehow, the page just didn't feel complete. I brought out the Medallions Stencil again, and laid it over the hair.
I also painted up the embellishment, and went over the stenciled area with gold paint.
She still didn't feel "done." I felt like she needed words. Seth Apter's stencils for November Stencil Club were perfect! Now she felt finished.
What do you think? Do you like her better with or without the stenciled overlay? With or without the words? Are there certain elements you feel unfinished without? I'd love to know.
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