Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Ephemera Girl -

Used some vintage ephemera on this girl to change things up a bit. 
Vintage wallpaper, page from Gregg's shorthand book and an old book quote mix in with some stenciled and sprayed papers.
Started with a pencil sketch - 
First layer of paint - I need to work on making girls that look a bit more happy - 
Lots of shading and background color from Panpastels -they are so fast and easy to work with!
Linking to Glue it Tuesday - Artsyville,

32 comments:

Maria said...

Absolutely beautiful!!!!!!!

Natasha said...

Be still my heart! I love how she is with the ephemera. It adds a whole other dimension to her. I particularly love her hair.

Viola said...

Awesome!! =) I love her! and I like when you show step by step. It's so fun to see how you work, and this one is one of your best! so many details and lovely colors! =)

alarmcat said...

perfect! and her eyes...oh, my, they are awesome!!

Toni Hinchcliffe said...

She is beautiful!

Beansieleigh said...

Love this Michelle! Beautiful work! ~tina

Melanie said...

This is so lovely. Thanks for the great idear.
Liefs, Melanie

veronica said...

she's beautiful! love the luscious lips! wish i had that color lipstick!

NatashaMay said...

Looks gorgeous! Love the ephemera. :)

miriam miller said...

absolutely LOVE this. It is like she is seeing right through me.

Kimberly Jones said...

Love her! The hair is just so cool!

sharon said...

Lovely the added papers bring her to life.

Netty said...

beautiful collaged artwork.
Happy PPF, Annette x

http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

Monique said...

Your girl looks lovely, beautiful page. It's funny how I had that exact same sentiment after I created my last journal page... but you know what, it's about drawing and painting what you like or feel like doing, so, if a beautiful painting of a sad face makes you happy, well you at least made one happy face =), yours =)

Kim said...

Fabulous!! HPPF!

artatag said...

Oh, this is awesome! Wonderful expression!

SAMARA said...

love the process and how you have brought your girl into the vintage way. so creative and thoughtfilled. anything that is out of the box i feel is beyond artistic!!! lovies, samara

SAMARA said...

very interesting. the "happy face" comment - I have read it on 3 people's blogs today. I wonder if there is an ethereal downer going around not letting us feel good about just however we feel like doing our art? I think she is JUST LOVELY exactly the way she is...so be it!!!! she doesn't need to be happy - she just needs to be from your heart, my heart, whoever is painting and creating's heart. i can't get over how many times i've read this between Balzer, PPF and Artists in blogland today! Scarrrrry :(

Tracey Fletcher King said...

loved seeing the process and that the lips were perfect in one hit... they are fabulous... well the whole thing is really, but the lips are a great focal point...xx

denthe said...

Love how you did her hair! And the quote is wonderful again!

Kim Henkel said...

Your ephemera girl is lovely! Love how you have added the bits and pieces of paper - adds a whole new dimension and a bit of the unexpected. Lovely work!

Giggles said...

Thanks for sharing your process! She is so beautiful, gorgeous lips, yet I see a deep sadness behind her eyes! I am amazed with what she emotes... it's as though she is holding something back!!

I was trying to figure it out. The excellent brush strokes above the eye brows play into her emotions!! That and the eyes!! Really wonderful work!!

Hugs Giggles

www.dorissdaughter.com said...

Oooh I love this Michelle! I love the collage in her hair and the shorthand on her face. I love the colours in the background and the positive message she is sending! Great work:)

La Abela said...

Your girl so serious and well defined is beautiful. Saludos

pauline said...

Michelle, this is just BEAUTIFUL. Your girls have become so impressive. And i love that they don't look happy all the time. Real life, baby. i am always skeptical of those who are happy all the time. ;-) Love the process. Thanks for taking us along. xox

Rossie said...

I don't think you girls look unhappy in the least. I think you blog is beautiful and I am glad I stopped by.

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

She is so pretty.
Nicole/Beadwright

Tam Hess said...

How great to see your process! So inspiring. Thanks for sharing your work. Happy Paint Party Friday!

Dianne said...

LOVE this gal and the texture of the papers you used! happy PPF!

DJ said...

beautiful eyes!!

artoutwithyourheartout.com said...

I think your girl looks perfectly serene! She is awesome!

Sandy said...

Can I say WOW, WOW and double wow. Your girl is gorgeous - can I try to copy her - she is out of this world gorgeous and such wonderful coloring!!!
Wow!!!!!!!!!!!
Sandy