I started this piece because I wanted to play with some face stencils that I have had for ages and never used.
I started by gluing some strips of script to the page and brayering a few fresco colours. Next I stencilled fresco paints through the face stencils and built up layers using frescos through circle, squiggle and heart stencils. I layered paint on top with my palette knife and stamped script with Coffee Archival.
This is where I had got to and didn't know what to do next!
After chatting on Twitter, Helen suggested that it needed some words….good idea, so I dug around and came up with this from my stash of magazine cuttings. I also added some darker dots.
This is where I should have stopped but no, I carried on and probably shouldn't have thrown the kitchen sink at it!
I tried Ellen Vargo's idea of red to make it pop, added some white hearts and wrote inside them and stuck on some hearts which I had rubbed with Treasure Gold. Not a total disaster but a bit of a mish mash! Also added a metal corner. Too much to take in!
Some good ideas, me thinks, but not all at once!