Friday, 15 May 2015

Art It Friday–Show Your Face

Another Friday is upon us and this week i can show a face i created yesterday. I am linking to the lovely Kim Dellow’s blog where she is hosting a Face Share every Friday, the link goes live at 10.00 am. Hope you can find the time to come and play along.

Be gentle with me this week as this is the first time i have painted a face on an A4 sized page.


Added some Gesso onto a piece of A4 white card stock, sticking down little pieces of embossed card, book paper and a Frameworks die cut, chevron to add texture. In the thicker areas i ran a Catalyst Wedge through for adding texture to the surface.

I didn’t sit down and finish my page in one go, i did a little bit here and there over the day. Used Portfolio Pastels for the whole of the page. These Pastels are so wonderful to blend, i enjoy using them a lot.

I hope you can see the beginnings of a face shape on the page.


This was after i added some more colours and managed to get an area to add the facial details. So glad i took a picture at this stage!


Macro of the hair area,look at that texture!


Macro of the frameworks die.


Macro of her face.


Added DecoArt Metallic Lustres in Orange Flicker, Copper Kettle and Blue, i hope you can see them in the picture.


Completed face with faux glitter pearls for her eyelashes.

If you look closely you will see that the varnish i used on her lips and hair is gloss, everywhere else it is matt.

Struggled with adding eyes, nose and lips but i am fairly happy with the result. When OH saw the blank face he said that’s you! I wonder what he will think when he sees the finished page. Don’t think he will recognise me!

See you next week on Friday with another face.

Thanks for dropping by, looking forward to your lovely comments.



  1. Extremely attractive creation with the face, very clever, and those colours work so nicely together.xx

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  2. Love the eyelashes Mo,very glamorous! I love your faces and no need to worry what anyone thinks as I know everyone loves it and it's brilliant that you're encouraging people to draw :)
    Biggest hugs
    Donna xxx

  3. WOW Mo!! I'm blown away once again!! What an amazing way to create texture and I just love the colours you used! LOVE IT!! hugs :)

  4. great job on your portrait! Love all the color and textures!

  5. Loving all your layers, Mo. I really like working with Portfolios! You've inspired me to get them out maybe for next time! I really like your style on this portrait. xx

  6. Love your face, she reminds me of the old ladies with their blue hair and nicely lipsticked mouth, really well done! Hugs, Valerie

  7. Face has a lovely calmness, love the textures too! Xx

  8. She's so glam! Love the textured hair, and those eyelashes are outrageous! Wonderful face-work again, Mo.
    Alison xx

  9. Brilliant and fabulous! Love the texture on the canvas and the colours you've used on the background are beautiful! I especially love how you did the hair and features - this is wonderful Mo, absolutely wonderful Karen x

  10. So much texture, just love her and all the wonderful textures. The details of how you built the page are great, I love to see your process. Thank you Mo for a fabulous creation and for the wonderful shout out too.

    I read somewhere that when you do imaginary portrait work that you should always put an element of yourself in the picture! :)

    Have a lovely weekend.

  11. Great work Mo, such wonderful textures and love all the additional metallics you've added. Love her luscious red lips too :-)

  12. Very interesting to see all the steps you took to create your interesting face. Love all the texture!

  13. I agree with OH you shine out. I love your texture in the background and for hair it works really well. The shading on your face is very good as it adds great depth. I smiled looking at her beautiful shimmery eyes such a unique and wonderful touch. Hugs xxx

  14. Me encanta este rostro <3
    Es genial su expresión :)

  15. Me encanta este rostro <3
    Es genial su expresión :)

  16. Fabulous textures, Mo. Nice to see the process too.

    Love and hugs

  17. Love your fabulous textured face - she is beautiful! Chrisx

  18. She's beautiful Mo, I really love her hair and seeing the way she took form from a blank page xx

  19. So love her! Lots of detail and interest--especially those eyelashes! I hope you had as much fun creating this as I think you did! ;-)

  20. So sorry it's been a while since I visited as proper job keeps getting in my way! Love the textures on this Mo and the eye lashes are inspired. Dee x