Sunday, 30 July 2017

Facelift anyone??

Over on the Paperartsy blog the topic is Dark to Light. I really enjoyed creating this portrait of me and incorporating the lovely stamps from Emma Godfrey EEG14.

First I created a brayered master board with lots of stamping over the top. This was to stamp on and cut out my flowers.

Here are my chosen fresco Chalk Paints

For my background I chose Pumpkin Soup, Banana and Tikka Fresco Chalk Paints.

I wanted to make the process of portraits easier for the people who think that they can't draw. So, I chose a photo of me and printed it out in black and white, and traced it and transferred it to my page.

The scariest bit is adding colour, but the stages really made me laugh out loud!

I have given myself fuller lips, brighter eyes and a tighter jawline! what more could a girl want, except longer legs of course!

Heres a close up, highlighting Emma's indispensable stamps!
Thanks for looking!


  1. Stunning...amazing...awesome!!! Bravo Hazel! Hugs Ruth xxx

  2. This is so much fun. I love your variation on dark to light. Thank you for recording the process as well.

  3. Fantastic project Hazel! Fabulous idea. Great photos showing the different stages. It must have been funny creating this.
    Flo :)

  4. Just brilliant - have left plenty of love over at PA!
    Alison x

  5. This is so clever Hazel, loved the master board already, but then whta you did with the different stges of the portrait is just super, - what a great project!!

  6. This is such a brilliant idea! You should teach a class for reluctant face drawers, Hazel! Your clarity, encouragement and humour would really be empowering for students. This is a lovely project, brilliantly realised and explained. xx