Sunday 5 February 2017

Vintage Face.

I wanted to join in with the new A Vintage Journey challenge where we include Words That Are Special. I am in a bit of a face frenzy at the moment, so decided to link this into their theme.

I began by gessoing a page in my Girl's Annual and drawing a face from a magazine. I used Black Stabilo pencil.
I have included this photo which shows how I drew the eye on the right 3 times before I felt that the position was right. Nice to see mistakes rectified I think.

I went over the pencil with a watery wash and dabbed some of the pencil where it was too dark. 

I added some strokes of PaperArtsy fresco paints in Stone, Mocha Mousse and Irish Cream and stamped the sentiment which is from Lin Brown.   And painted over the badly stamped sentiment and eventually got it sort of right. Little bit squew-iff!

To add a vintage feel, even though my Singer/Film Star is quite vintage, I added some Distress Spray Stains , wrinkle free distress style. 

Sort of happy with her, but always room for improvement. 


  1. She's gorgeous Hazel. Lovely drawing... to me, she looks a bit like Barbara Streisand

    1. Thanks Miriam, yes, it started as a pic in a magazine of her. Xx

  2. Fab! I thought it was Barbra Streisand. Hope I've spelt it right! Your faces are really coming on Hazel. xxx

  3. Just lovely Hazel. I could see it was Barbara straight away - love the highlights you've added to her face, she looks radiant! X

  4. OMG gorgeous face Hazel, I too thought she looked like Barbara Streisand xx

  5. Another brilliant portrait Hazel, wow, you are so clever! Love the expression on her face! Thanks for adding this beauty to AVJ!

  6. Stunning art Hazel, the face is beautifully drawn and coloured and pe feet for our challenge at AVJ. Thanks for sharing xxx

  7. An amazing face Hazel and a great sentiment too

    Thank you for hopping on board at AVJ this month

    Hugs Annie

  8. I missed this at the time - what a wonderful face and lovely words too. Thanks for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
    Alison x

  9. What a wonderful face you drew Hazel! Love the words you paired with her - thanks for joining us in the A Vintage Journey Challenge! Julia xx