I shared one of my art journal pages on Instagram the other day and my sister said she wanted one for her house.  So I recreated it on a canvas and I thought I would share it with you guys.

(Original page from my Art Journal)

The inspiration for the page came from Donna Downey‘s Inspiration Wednesday for 11.20.13.  I loved the washi tape background and the stamp she used so I decided to give it a try.  Only… I didn’t have a stamp! LOL!!  So I thought maybe I could just draw a face and since I was drawing a face I thought I might as well try to make it look a little like me.  Although once I got done, I really thought it looked more like my sister.

I followed Donna’s video tutorial pretty much completely as far as prepping the background.

washied gessoed

Once I got the background prepped and dried, I lightly sketched in a face using a charcoal pencil and then outlined the hair and colored it in using some ink.  I just used the eye dropper part of the ink to draw the lines and a small brush to kind of smear it around a little bit.  I also use the back of the brush to scribble the ink around a little more and give it more texture and make the ink more interesting.


Once I had the hair how I mostly wanted it, I used the ink eye dropper thing to trace in the rest of the face and dabbed some red paint on the lips to give them color.somethingmissing

Then I played around with it some more.  LOL  It started looking a little dark so I used the white paint pen to try to give it more definition.


(Canvas recreation)



Random Washi Tapes
Winsor & Newton Artists’ Canvas 8 in. x 8 in. each
Golden Fluid Acrylic Paint 1 Ounce-Naphthol Red Medium
Liquitex Professional Clear Gesso Surface Prep Medium, 32-oz
Dr. Martins Bombay India Ink – Set of 7
Liquitex Professional Acrylic INK! Essential 6-Piece Set
Sharpie Poster-Paint Markers black extra fine
Sharpie Poster-Paint Markers fine white
Peel & Sketch Charcoal Pencils 3/Pkg-
Liquitex Professional Matte Fluid Medium, 8-Ounce


I love Donna’s Inspiration Wednesday tutorials!  You can check them out on her YouTube Channel!

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