Faces that Fascinate

This month over at Unruly PaperArts the theme is Let's Face It.  Featuring all things on how to incorporate faces into your Art.  From the whimsical to the realistic its all there.

So my article for Unruly this month will be sharing some musings,  a little bit of history and my project playing with Pan Pastels but it took a bit of a different turn to what I was originally working on so today I am sharing some of my original plans.

Oriental Faces of Geishas and those of Buddahs often grace my creations, and when I started thinking about faces in my everyday life I immediately thought of the Buddhas that contribute to my home decor, and Geishas, along with the calmness, serenity, the peace and wisdom that they so often symbolize and express.  

Perhaps that is a reflection of where I am personally as we kick off the new year also and hence why I was drawn this way. 



For my First ATC I have used the Geisha Image from the Rubber Dance Woman Collage Set. I have stamped this twice cutting out the Geisha, coloring her and mounting her onto the other full stamped piece with some pop dots. I have then added this to my collage (paper and paint) background and added a small snippet of G45 Birdsong Papers to the top corner, further color was added by inking the edges and adding some Gold Gelato to the circle of the stamped piece.



For my second ATC I have used the Rubber Dance Chinese Background Stamp on my background (various papers). To this I have added further paper pieces from the G45 Birdsong Papers along with a Film Strip Geisha Image from Darkroom Door.

I will share my Buddah Creations that will be part of my Unruly Article a little later this month here on my blog.

I hope that your year has started off peacefully for you.

10 comments:

Michele said...

these are truly stunning Danie. your coloring is outstanding. xo

Bibi at Rubber Dance said...

Happy New Year, Danie! It's really nice to see how you use my stamps. Lovely ATCs!! xox

Lynn McAuley said...

It is always a treat for me to see your amazing ATCs! What masterful work with these Oriental beauties, Danie!

Clare Lloyd said...

Super ATCs

Tracy said...

So beautiful and serene Danie!

Tammy said...

Love both of your ATCs, great images and gorgeous combination of colors and backgrounds!

Julie Short said...

Danie one day I hope you get to journey to Japan. the geishas are truly extraordinary! I like what you have done with your face pieces.

Becky said...

These are beautiful Danie.

trisha too said...

So very pretty, Danie!

:)

Nancy said...

Gorgeous! I am always amazed at your detailed and beautiful ATC's!