For all lovers of mixed media, I’m sure (like me) you’ve seen beautiful pieces with faces painted on them. And, like me, you’ve sighed and said “oh I wish I could paint faces like that!” Using these amazing new stencils from Rita Barakat, that wish can now come true for you. For this month’s project, the ColoriQue creative team is collaborating with Rita Barakat Designs and Ann Butler Designs.
The stencil is so easy to use, as it has all the right lines to create the outline, and it also helps you to see where the shadows should be added when colouring the image. I have used ColoriQue to create the outline, and followed with all the colours for my girl’s face, hair and eyes. The Black Diamond will subtly mix with your colours, and this will also help to define natural shadow.
The Art Foamies Stamp I chose to use was the hot air ballloon, which Rita designed. The hot air balloon stamp gave a wonderful outline, and offered many possibilities to add other media to the image. My girl is looking in wonder at the balloon in flight, and the sentiment to “Follow your heart, it knows the way” is illustrated by the floating feeling of the balloon.
As an artist who is making new explorations into mixed media, these products were very easy to work with. I am so happy with the results! I will definitely be using the face stencils on other pieces in the future, although I need practice to match to Rita’s beautiful artwork. The awesome thing is the confidence her stencils give you to continue.. up, up and away!
- ColorBox®ColoriQue: Black Diamond, Frisco Bay, Pacific Ocean, Turquoise Mountain, Pink Ice, Poppy, Ruby Slippers, Honey Bee, Snow Summit
- Smooch® Gold Lamé and Silver Fox
- ColorBox® Embossing Powder White
- Rita Barakat Designs: Face Stencil
- Rita Barakat Designs: Art Foamies, Hot Air Balloon
- ColorBox® Crafter’s by Ann Butler: Desert Sand, Aquamarine, Ocean Breeze, Sunshine, Tangelo
- ColorBox® Crafter’s Ink: Snow, Night
- White Gesso
- Stamped raw brass dragonfly
Enter to win this Giveaway from Rita Barakat & Lisa Marie Jimenez. 2 lucky winners will win “So you think you can’t draw” stencils (1) 8.5 x 11″ & (2) 6×6″ stencils from Rita Barakat and ColoriQue in Honey Bee, Moss Landing & Pacific Ocean from Lisa Marie Jimenez. 1 winner will be chosen from the entries on Rita Barakat’s website and 1 winner will be chosen from Lisa Marie Jimenez’s website. Giveaway is open to USA residents only. Giveaway runs 11/1 – 11/29/2017. Winner will be announced 11/30/2017.