One of the reasons I left theater, and discontinued my pursuit of a career in Scenic Art, was that I couldn’t draw. There were other reasons too, but my crippling inability to draw really gave me a ton of anxiety.
I really love Rita’s stencils. They give me all the building blocks I need to be creative. They provide the framework to a creative endeavor, in this case, a mixed media journal. I don’t have to let that anxiety take over me and prevent me from having the fun I want to have!
I’m SUPER frustrated with today’s blog post, primarily because I thought I was recording video during the whole time, even when I created the spread for this mixed media journal. Turns out, I only caught about half of the info!
So, I hope that these process pictures will suffice! Primarily I colored her with Distress Inks using the Picket Fence’s Change Your Life Brushes. I did go through and add some definition with colored pencils. For her hair, I used a finger dauber to move my Distress Inks around, as well as plenty of markers
Thank you so much for reading this! The paint I used was from Plaid, the paper from Cut Cardstock, and of course, the stencil is Rita’s and can be found here: So You Say You Can’t Draw.