Actually, I've been a tad obsessed with an image that formed in my head after reading another of Magaly's short stories about two sister's who got more than they bargained for after being rude and nasty to someone.
This is a pen and marker version I made...
but it lacked texture.
So I took a canvas, and used a drop sheet that I'd tested a couple of stencils on (perfect for the base layer lol)
and started growing my grumpy shrub.
For this I used tissue paper and matt medium.
Once dry I started adding paint in thin layers so as not to smother the texture.
To add the faces, I scanned my original drawings, and printed them onto tissue paper in the required size...
cut them out, and applied carefully with more matt medium. Using tissue paper for this means the image can be pushed back into the texture of the layers below.
I then added a bit of depth and detail with thin washes of acrylic and inktense pencils, as well as punching out and painting some small flowers....
before a final coat of gloss medium to bring out the colours and bind the layers.
This final image is scanned, and shows the true depth of colour used.
Well you didn't expect me to be working on anything cute this time of year did you...mwahahahahaha!
Enjoy :D XXX
I would like to enter this as my "Piece a Week", for "Paper Saturdays Challenge" and Country View Challenge "Something Spooky"