What a fun challenge, Lynne is such a crazy amazing artist. She made a canvas back in June that was beautiful. She put us all to the test with this challenge. I did take a ton of pictures of the creative process.


Here is the final project. I have never used oil based paints before, so I did a little research on them but I could see them becoming addicting.

Here is the creative process.


picked the colors to match Olivia’s Room.


blending in the background.


I added some background spatters and they were almost too bright so I diluted with some water.


I added some background stamp and some texturez with a plastic card. I penciled in the background shape of the head.


I used a DreamWeaver Stencil and made some texture on the background.


I gesso’ed the face and upper body shape.


I used a Prima Bloom Girl stencil Sharon to get the face.


So lots of blending and lots of paint on my arm from setting my arm in it. I got it blended good for now. (I think she looks a bit green, the consensus at work is she has Olive skin)


So I made a “wig” so I had something to work with, I didn’t want to mess my background up so I worked in two parts.


So I laid out the hair, I love metal adornments. I totally trashed my room doing this project. It was such a blast.


It never goes back together how you first lay it out but it was darn close. I was all fretting my eyes look evil and Lydia told me to just layer the hair to cover the one.


So after pasting everything together on the wig. and darkening the lines with my grease pencil, I figured I would let her dry. (ok it only took 5 days)

Faces close up

Here is a close up of the finished piece. This was such an amazing project. Beautiful and Olivia loves it!!

faces close up 2

Tons of fun stuff here. For more great inspiration check out the amazing talent in the forums.

Thank you for stopping by today. I do appreciate all of you.



Flying Unicorn Faces Challenge

Supplies Used: Canvas 9X12 Artist Loft; Inks/Sprays/Paints: Grumbacher Skin Oil Mix Set; Lindy’s Stamp Gang Moon Shadow Mist Golden Doubloons, Blue Beard Slue Velvet, Tawny Turquoise; Starburst Clam Bake Beige, Wake Me Up Before You Go Gold, Dark Chocolate Truffle; Glitz Pearlescents; Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint Pink Parfait, Bright Magenta; Prima Resist Chalk Edger Vintage Pink, Shimmerz Paintz Texturez Muddy Buddy; Stencil: Dreamweaver Pop Rectangle; Prima Sharon; Stamp: Creative Embellishment Distressed Circles; Embellishments: Blue Fern Studios Large Gears Chipboard; Creative Embellishments Gear Set Medium; Prima Shabby Chic Treasures Swirls, Bella Rouge Brads, Sandra Evertson Relics & Artifacts Crosse Icons, Louviers Antique Chains; Flying Unicorn Metal Adornments, Miriam Crafting Supplies Metal Adornments, Retro Cafe Art Gallery Watch Parts; Other Supplies: Liquitex Gesso, Faber-Castell Whipped Spackle, Golden Artist Regular Gel, Extra Heavy Gel, Ranger Dina Wakley Black Gesso, Stabilo Aquarellable Pencil.

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