Here are 2 more pages in my Wanderlust book. This first one came with the prompt 'what do you see in the mirror' I wasn't sure I wanted to do a self portrait, but then I found this page in my journal. This is a background started many years ago, like most pages in this book. It is Neocolor II crayons and acrylic paints. It seemed perfect .
So I added a double border using Metallic pens and Portfolio pastels.
I then added liquid pearls.
and using paint markers I did this sketchy weird colours portrait.
Added a little more shading and it's done.. hope I don't actually look like this .. maybe first thing in the morning lol
The other page is based on the prompt, 'my past' ..
Again I had a background already done..
Then I printed off a photo of me from when I was 6 or 7. At this age I was taking dance classes 4 times a week.
The dress had a lemon yellow underskirt made of net, the top part of the dress was white with sheer sleeves. I was wearing my Grandmother's necklace and bracelet.. I still have those. Oh and the shoes were silver.
I also had ringlets in my hair, created by sleeping the previous night in 'wrapped rags'.. gawd I hated those things.
So I applied Mod Podge to my image and attached it to the page. I brayered it to ease out any air bubbles and left it to dry.
We danced to many types of music in the classes. I took Ballroom, Latin. Modern Sequence and Disco classes, so there was a huge range of music. However the only one that has stuck in my mind is 'Save all your Kisses for Me' by Brotherhood of Man. So I wrote the lyrics out onto the page.
This was a quick and simple page and definitely from my past as i don't dance at all these days lol Though a few years ago I began tap dancing, the class is just too far away to get to.. I should look for another one.
For someone who doesn't dance I do have 3 pairs of dance shoes!!! I really should get back to classes .