Monday Journal – Antler Mixed Media

Sometimes when looking for inspiration I flip through my W Magazine which is a large format fashion/art magazine.  I tear out anything that moves me and this time it was this pic with one of the Olsen twins wearing a funky headband.  Not a fan of the Olsen twins but thought I could make some kind of antler mixed media with it.

The background had already been started from all of my stencil wiping.  I also took down some of the magazine image with Nevr-Dull so the face wasn’t as clear.

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I extended the antlers with a black sharpie.

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 Then painted in some yellow hair and highlighted it with a brown Faber Castell marker.  Then some blue for the eyes and some luscious red lips.

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 I added the quote “she who seeks beauty shall find it” which is what I wanted the theme to my art retreat to be this last weekend.  I think the original quote actually said “he” but I of course, had to change that.

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The finishing touch was adding some crackle paste that was mixed with yellow paint to provide some texture.

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 So next time you are struggling for inspiration, just open up your closest fashion mag and get cracking.

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  1. Vanessa says:

    Awesome step by step. (BL)

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