I found out today that we as a family needed a calendar in the kitchen. We use a calendar on the computer mostly. So I had a task for Paper Saturday :-)!!!
I found a piece of cardboard (from an old calendar?) that I used as the base.
Starting with a little greenish ochre and thinking of the "Mix it Monthly" challenge, and decided to combine paper art and a mixed up challenge.
I found some torn up paper that was painted and printed earlier.
I collaged it onto the background
mixed yellow and gold and added it to the collaged cardboard, the colour was just transparent enough to let the print and colours look through.
I sketched a face on top of it all with charcoal and adding grey pastel:
For the Mix it monthly challenge we were asked to use yellow green, red, violet colours and flowers. I decided to take butterflies for "flowers" and the golden colour for the ornament that also was thought to be used in the challenge.
Feeling that the background and the skin tones were difficult to see apart, so I added white acrylic:
Painting out the details in face and around the butterflies:
Here's what the finished piece looks like complete, I actually love it :D Happy to see this every day on my kitchen wall,
only with the calendar pages hiding a good part of the painting ;-)
Hope you enjoyed the process and please hop over and visit Manon at Paper Saturdays
and Conny at Mix it Monthly!