I found Lisa Bebi blog and fell in love with her technique of painting over magazine pictures. I have the hardest time learning tones and this technique is awesome. Not only do you learn your tones with paint, you almost always end up with an amazing piece of art.
This particular face had many different shades of eye make up and her hair was up. I painted over that and have added longer hair; slowly making her mine own.
If you scroll through Lisa's older post I believe somewhere in October you will find a video she did showing her do this technique.
The next few photo's are of a portfolio that will house different background ideas from a round robin I am in.
This is the front. I used Webster pages, the closure is spinner and a metal tag "altered" by Tim Holtz. I used various ribbons and rubons, the flowers are from Prima.
This is the background. I created for my first contribution.