Sara here today teaming up with Gelli Arts® and the Jane Davenport + Spellbinders collection.
I want to share with you how to draw a portrait with fun stencils if you do not know how to draw them.
Watch my video below to see my process:
Step by step:
1. I started by playing with my Gelli Arts® printing plate and Spellbinders acrylic paints. Using my roller, some art printing plates, and some stencils, I made marks all over the same watercolor paper. I added some neon acrylic paint from Vallejo.
2. Then I used Good Face Stencils by Jane Davenport for Spellbinders with black acrylic paint, allowing me to have a sketch of a woman’s face.
3. After being satisfied with my pretty background, I started to build the face with the Matchmaker set. These acrylic paint colors are made in various skin tones!
4. I then stamped a flower on the top on the head with Versafine black ink.
5. Next, I used the Licensed to Quill pen to outline the stenciled face, and draw some of the hair.
6. I used the StoryTime Paint Pens in pink, green, blue, teal and purple to draw more hair.
7. After that I used green Inkredible Ink, to give color to the background of the hair, and pink Inkredible Ink to color the flower on the woman’s head.
8. I also used the markers to color the eyes.
9. To finish, I wanted to create depth to the face with lights and shadows, so I used the Pastel Birthday Suit Palette with Baton Blenders.
– Gelli Arts® printing plate
– Inkredible Ink (Spellbinders + Jane Davenport)
– Palette Pastel Birthday Suit (Spellbinders + Jane Davenport)
– Baton Blenders (Spellbinders + Jane Davenport)
– Matchmaker Set (Spellbinders + Jane Davenport)
– Licensed to Quill (Spellbinders + Jane Davenport)
– Good Face Stencils (Spellbinders + Jane Davenport)
– StoryTime Paint Pens Wonderland (Spellbinders + Jane Davenport)
– StoryTime Paint Pens Snow Queen (black and white) (Spellbinders + Jane Davenport)
– Charismattic Acrylic Paint Ancient Pages, Minty Fresh, Look At Me Lilac, I Love You Pink (Spellbinders + Jane Davenport)
– Watercolor Paper
– Art Printing A6: Floral Grid by Birgit Koopsen for Carabelle:
– Art Printing Rond : Floral Rosette by Birgit Koopsen for Carabelle
– Masque A6 : Floral Grid by Birgit Koopsen for Carabelle
– Masque carré 6” : Floral stained glass by Birgit Koopsen for Carabelle
– AbStudio heart’s 6×6″ stencil
– Versafine Black Ink
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and know that it is okay to not know how to paint a face, but with the help of a stencil we can all make beautiful portraits!
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2 thoughts on “Gelli Arts® + Spellbinders® : Easy Portraits by Sara Ferret”
WOW! Love this page with the stencils, especially using the face stencil. So creative and fun!!