If only I could draw, this is what it would look like.
But since I can't (or haven't tried), I came across these amazing digital images which fit perfectly with the song lyrics (by Kelly Clarkson) chosen for my theme:
Everybody's got a dark side
Please remind me who I really am
Gecko Galz Artsy Jewels Collage sheet. I was looking for something that represented split personality (good vs evil, "our dark side") when I came across this amazing artwork on the collage sheet. I'm using the jewels (sized for pendant slides) in an entirely different way. I resized two of the images and printed them on tracing paper.
Technique: From lessons learned in Wanderlust 2017, I left a white space on my journal for placement of the face (left) and arm (right). After gluing down the tissue images, I took artistic liberty to extend with paint and pencil the two rectangles into the painted pages. I love the black bird on the dark side and the blue bird on the bright side. Loving the bird feathers in her hair (left side), I continued the theme with a feather stencil. (Sidebar: It just so happened that when I photographed my journal on the deck, the left side was in brightness and the right side was in darkness. A happy coincidence!)
Acrylic Paints: Dylusions blendable Fresh Lime; Dina Wakley Heavy Body Sky, Liquitex Basics Ultramarine Blue
Chalk Paint: American Decor Primitive; Plaid Black
Stencils: STAMPlorations ARTplorations Feathers and Arrows Large, Dylusions Diamond in the Rough
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Our Mixed Media Moods Facebook Group (October mood board: human form and black birds)