The theme for April at Art Journal Journey is ‘The Landscape within.’ I have been a bit pushed for time and decided to flip through and see if any of my unfinished pieces I could use for this theme. Gulp, I have so many pieces that are unfinished or unresolved! I finally found one I thought I could work with. It was a page that I had abandoned as I felt that the eyes were too small and didn’t match up (Yes you have seen this girl before; I redid her in autumn colours a while back). I have real problems sometimes to get the eyes to match, hehe – cross eyed beauties! Also she looked as if her cheek was swollen!
So I got to and used acrylics, gouache and watercolour pencils and painted, splattered and stamped to my heart’s content. I decided she was rather like a mermaid and decided to bring her in with two stencils. One of favourite ways of creating stencils is to cut out with an art scalpel, elements that take my fancy in glossy magazines. I find that they can take being messed around with paint a few times. The palm tree I cut out from a travel brochure and the leaves thing was from an ad.