Friday, 5 December 2014

Bad Hair Day Collage and Festive Friday Giveaway

It's another Festive Friday here and another giveaway! The winner of last week's giveaway of the matchbox keepsake box is Carmen. Well done - I will send your prize as soon as possible.

Now, another one for the Left of Center challenge blog now, using the Sadness Walls stamp from Ike's Art. Now, this stamp is fabulous as it is, but especially versatile for the unadorned face. I so wanted to do something art journally with it, but sadly my painting mojo is nowhere to be found this week. However, there is always collage.

No step by step photos this time but I just printed out the face on watercolour paper, fixed the ink with oil pastel fixative spray and coloured with distress inks and a waterbrush (my favourite way) and cut out just the face part. Then out came a handbag sized Marie Claire and I just started placing the head over various pics and cutting out the ones I liked. I decided that she was already having a bad hair day (as she had none!) so it's called it's going to be a bad hair day. Stick the whole lot together with Mod Podge (although be careful as too much will cause the ink on the magazine pages to smear), clean the Mod Podge off your hands, the table and the cat, then you're done. I mounted mine onto a piece of corrugated card which I inked a bit to finish it off. Collage is great if you're not good at drawing, and you can still get creative. Her necklace for example is the roof from a stadium picture! So find a magazine and have fun cutting it up!

Now, my plan was to make a cover for a sketchbook I have from this, but I have misplaced the sketchbook! Still, if I don't find it tomorrow I will get another and add this as the cover and that will be the giveaway. Just leave a comment here or on our facebook group before 12 midnight (GMT) on Wednesday 10 December and I'll pick a winner at random to be announced next Festive Friday.

Until next time have fun and be happy.



  1. I was trying to work out which bit of it was the stamp, went along to the shop to have a look and now I seeeeeeee. How clever - love the way you did this Bex.

  2. Very cool...what an awesome way to use this stamp!

  3. AWESOME - this is a brilliant piece and I luv what you did with her. :-) I hope the cat has recovered ????!
    Thanks for using one of my images :-D

    IKE x

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