Sunday, 24 August 2014

First Time Face Tag


Today I have attempted something I've never tried before - drawing a face......I deliberated long and hard whether to blog this or not but have decided I have nothing to lose by sharing lol!

So Clare Lloyd draws the most wonderful quirky faces - mine is an attempt at one of hers that was on the Paperartsy blog earlier this week:

I took a manila tag and gave it a quick coat of chalk fresco paint. Then after practising on scrap paper I just went for it - unfortunately my slightly stern looking lady is a little off centre but never mind, I just carried on!

I gave her skin a coat of vanilla and added depth using blush, rose and a tiny touch of toffee. For her hair I used haystack and toffee.

The background is a wash of spanish mulberry which I over stamped with a quote from a Lin Brown set and the flourish from a hot picks set using distress inks in seedless preserves and rusty hinge.

I really enjoyed drawing her and hopefully if I keep practising faces I can start improving!

Thanks for stopping by today,

Claire xx



  1. She is an excellent first attempt Claire, well done for taking the plunge!

  2. She doesn't look stern she is thinking... Fantastic first time face, think you will enjoy creating more. Love your colour palette:-) xxx

  3. well done, I am glad you blogged her. it's a great face and nobody would ever know it was a first.

  4. Quizzical face, what am I doing here, Claire doesn't do faces! I think that she has a magical quality, well done for taking the plunge. X

  5. She is very cute and well done xx

  6. I would say determined, rather than stern. Very cool and brilliant for a first attempt. I have really enjoyed being dragged from my comfort zone with these faces.

  7. Ooooh fabulous for a first attempt Claire, she looks great against the script background xxx