Monday, February 15, 2016

The Faces of Stampendous Wander the World


From the time we are first born, to the end of our days, faces are a constant source of fascination for us. Our family's, friends', and even our pets' faces are so treasured. Even the faces of complete strangers are an instant puzzle to be solved, beginning with the eyes. My post today features the Stampendous Cling Beauty Face image, and I decided from the start that I wanted this card to be all about the eyes. These are not young eyes. These eyes have seen the world. But they are serene, filled with an inner peace that we all covet.


I have so many friends that are amazing colorists, and I envy their talent, and struggle to achieve it myself. In the long run, we all just strive to do our best, and hope that something we've created will be an inspiration to others. My wandering beauty was first stamped in Desert Sand Memento ink by Tsukineko®, so that I could make an attempt at a hand-drawn and colored image, using my Copic Sketch markers for color, shading, and detail. The background of the card actually becomes her head-covering, and is created by ink-stenciling the Dreamweaver Waves with Dots design in purple and blue pigments inks. While the ink was wet, I sprinkled Stampendous Kaleidoscope embossing powder over the design, and heated it to melt. Her completed face was cut out and adhered to the card front, and iridescent beading was adhered along the edge of the head-covering, with a few purple crystals adhered as well. The veil portion in vellum also adds focus to her eyes, and has been stamped and embossed in black embossing powder with the Cling Not All Wander sentiment. Once finished, I truly believe that her eyes have become the "window" to her "soul".


Please visit the Stampendous Blog for more intriguing faces, as well as the link below...


4 comments:

barbara macaskill said...

WOW! You have really accomplished what you set out to do! This is magnificent! I love that my you chose to do older eyes! The aging is spectacular and I love how you did her head covering!! Simply stunning!! TFS!

Carol from La Crosse said...

You compliment your friends for their coloring, but my goodness Pam, YOU are an AMAZING colorist!! The eyes are perfect!! Looks just like an Egyptian Queen with the headdress. Just BEAUTIFUL!!!

Kudos to You!!

Viki Banaszak said...

This card is awesome!!! I love her eyes and the way you aged them is so amazing.

Pam B said...

Beautiful work of art!

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