I wanted to make a painted and stitched portrait today for my 100 Days of Faces project.
As I worked, I thought it would be fun to photograph my process.
First I taped a piece of white cotton fabric to a piece of cardboard and mixed some acrylic
paint with Golden fabric painting medium. I painted in a face and neck.
When that much had dried, I took it to the ironing board and pressed it. On the ironing
board, coincidentally, there happened to be a bit of this green paisley fabric and I thought it would make a pretty dress. I cut it quickly and used Pellon Wonder Under to adhere it.
I painted in eye blanks, and a vague nose and mouth.
I had some black paint, so that became her hair color...
and I gave her some eyebrows and eyeballs.
While painting her face, I got a little stain on the background fabric so I decided to paint the background. After that I added a few more details and beads. I had spent so much time on this already, I decided not to add any stitching. I named her Lois because she reminds me a bit of one of my mother's friends when I was a kid.
So much for my "process"! The dress fabric was chosen by coincidence, hair color decided at the last second, and background painted because of a stain. Just a bit haphazard!!
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