Art Challenge: Stitching
Journal Prompt: "All that I'm after is life full of laughter."
I thought I'd use this self-portrait printed on paper with an ink jet and glued to fabric for the May 2nd challenge, but then didn't. Decided to give it a go for this week's challenge.
Used some dylusion ink sprays to color the background. At first I started drawing in (okay, emphasizing) smile wrinkles around the eyes and cheeks. I also decided that I wanted the mouth to open, so I cut out that section. Then I decided to make myself a mime.
Finished painting myself as a mime (gesso with ink extender and water). Colored in the cheeks and lips with inktense block paint. Sharpie for the eye lines. Made a bunting from an old gelli print. I plan on sewing over the top of the bunting, but haven't gotten out the sewing machine yet.
Update: Here's how the stitching turned out.