Here is another of my big haired girls, I love making these with their funky hair-do's full of stamps.
I started with a light sketch, on heavy smoothy then I stamped the images onto scrap paper, cut them out and cut them apart. Now I could play with placement to get a better idea of how things were going to come together.
I then started to fill in her face using Snowflake,Nougat,Rose and Irish Cream. These are my go-to colours for skin tones. However since our newest colour Chalk has been introduced as a limited edition I am finding that I prefer that over the snowflake.
Here you can see I chose to make the left side in shadow, so that becomes the darker side, with more Rose and Irish Cream on that side.
I blocked in the green 'roads' first with Sage, and then with blends of Hey Pesto and Green Olives. I also went over the hair again, adding in shading and highlights with the same 3 purples/pinks used previously.
I wanted the snail from EM04 to be the main focal image, as he travels the twisty mountain road up her hair. I stamped him onto tissue paper. I coloured the fiddly bits from the back and the easier parts from the front. then I cut a curve out of him, so that it looks like he is behind the upturned fringe. next I created a traffic lights, again on tissue paper, using the water reed flower head from EDY05
I then decided to work on the background. I used the star stamp from EDY08, and some Snowflake fresco. I stamped randomly all over the background and left that to dry.
The Snowflake stars then became a resist. I brushed Tango, Guacamole and Space Cadet over the background, quickly wiping them back to reveal the stars. I also added some budding grasses from EDY05 around the hairline, along with some of the lollipop flower heads from EDY06. Once painted they were cut in half and glued to the hairline.
Next I painted some tissue paper and stamped more lollipop flowers, and the heart from EDY06 and the heart from the birdies wing EM02. I created mini stems for them all using the border stamp from EDY06
Now a lot of elements were in place I added in some shading using French Roast, I love this colour for adding depth. I added small dashes of Snowflake to the green bands to indicate road markings.
See this little chap, isn't he cute? I stamped his body using one of the small swirls in the background stamp on EDY07, his wings came from the flower stamp EM03. I painted and stencilled the tissue paper first, then stamped in black archival over the top. once he was glued in place I added antennae with a black pen and some highlights with a white pen.
Finally I made it to the top of the hair, the fence was created from the petals of the large flower on EDY05. Again I painted the tissue paper first then stamped on top. Then I stamped and stencilled more tissue paper for the mushrooms from EM01. The sign is just 2 pieces of tissue paper, one stencilled the other just painted and stamped.
and there you have her mountain of hair...
To frame her face I used the border from EDY07, cutting it in half so that it curled down each side. To frame the whole page I rubbed on a little blue and purple portfolios, and finished the edge with a little Treasure Gold.
At this point, all I needed to finish off was her face, this took me a lot longer than I anticipated and gave me no end of trouble lol
I finally got there, and finished off by painting tissue paper with Blood Orange and Vintage Lace, then I stamped the teeny heart from EDY07. I attached this to her cheek with matte glaze.
So here she is all finished. Say hello to Miss. Agnes. She is looking rather quizzical at what is going on in her hair...
Hope you enjoyed seeing her come together.
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