Hello! Dana Tatar here today sharing another project as a Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Guest Designer. I've been seeing a lot of fantastic art featuring faces and wanted to join the fun! Drawing smiley faces and stick figures are challenging for me, so I knew that I was going to need a guide to help me.
I found this fabulous ad in a magazine that I thought would be the perfect starting point. I picked up this cute hanger in the clearance section and wanted to give it a facelift to make it a little more "me."
To begin I gathered my Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® mediums and several packages of color sets. I'm showing the supplies in the packaging because I want to point out the color codes at the top of the packaging and the simplicity of working with the MIX & MATCH products from Faber-Castell. All my color sets are designated as "Neutral," which lets me know that the colors I chose will work beautifully together.
I attached my magazine print to the hanger with Gel Medium.
This image is printed on glossy paper and I want to ensure that the color I add to this piece will stick so I covered the image with a coat of watered-down Gesso. I added water to the Gesso because I want to be able to see the lines of my image as they will serve as my guide when I add color.
Once my coat of Gesso was dry, I traced over the lines of the image with a PITT® Artist Pen.
To ensure that the text on this print will not be seen on my final piece, I painted over the text with several layers of Gesso, this time using it undiluted.
Once my surface was sufficiently primed I added color with Paper Crafter CrayonsTM, PITT® Artist Pens and Stamper's Big Brush Pens.
I wanted the white areas on my piece to really pop so I highlighted them with a White PITT® Pastel Pencil.
I used the NEW Watermelon Gelato, from the Tropical Gelatos® Colors Set, and a Smudge Stick to color the lips to a smooth finish.
After adding some text to my hanging, I sealed the piece with a coat of Glaze.
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope I have inspired you. If you'd like to see more of my work before my next post, please stop by my blog, They Call Me Tatar Salad.
Gelatos® Designer Colors - Tropical (#770162)
Stamper's Big Brush 3ct. - Neutral (#770054)
Paper Crafter Crayons - Neutral (#770522)
PITT® Artist Pens 4ct. - Neutral (#770078)
PITT® Pastel Pencils - Neutrals (#770182)
Gel Medium (#770303)
Dana Tatar I am a stay-at-home mom currently living in Florida with my husband and two daughters. I started paper crafting about 6 years ago and have expanded from scrapbooking and now create a little of everything, including cards, tags, ATCs, arches and small gift and home decor items. I frequently find inspiration in music, poetry and pop culture.
I'm an active blogger and I like to share my tips and ideas. When I'm not creating art, I enjoy cooking and baking, reading, listening to music and spending time outdoors with my family and basset hound.