A Facial

Last week, I started this paper collage from an advertisement image in a magazine:


I started “mapping” the face with light and dark values.  I learned this technique from Lynn Whipple in The Year of The Collage, hosted by Carla Sonheim.

Next, I added magazine patterns and colors by the values (think paint by numbers!)

At first, my gal looked like she was getting a facial! 


But in the end, she looked more like an exotic princess!


She took awhile to complete; many layers of paper, glue stick and patience!

Can you find all four pheasants from the used bird book I showed you in my last post?

Cheers! 🙂

29 responses to “A Facial

  1. Wow that’s amazing

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  2. This is an interesting way to get a portrait done with collage. I will have to try this (if I remember)…I like to hide my abandoned faces or failed faces with collage. Mine never turn out as beautiful as yours. Well done, Jill!

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  3. Fantastic, Jill, Your technique is has so many surprises. I haven’t had my coffee yet this morning so I only found two pheasants, hehe. I would imagine you will try more of these portraits. I do like that the words feature and art are in the whites of the eyes.

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    • I’m so glad you like her, Sharon! 😊 I like the idea of working with values to create a face in collage. I am starting another one today. 😃 The words in the eyes were a fun surprise. There is one pheasant on the left of her brow and 3 across above her brow. It was fun to add the birds! 🐦👍

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  4. This is amazing! What an interesting process!

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  5. hootiebirdsartjournal

    Great technique Jill, I will have to try that!

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  6. Wow Jill, how cool is this?? Simply fabulous, I would let you make me over any day!!

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  7. I found 3 but not the fourth one yet. Interesting process!

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  8. Awesome, Jill!!
    Love it. ❤️❤️

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  9. I particularly like the pheasants which I was surprised to see as I looked a bit closer, very fun!

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  10. Much improved! That’s a great exercise. And it looks fun too. (K)

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  11. Fun.. and I DID find all 4 pheasants before reading the comments! Nice one Jill 🙂

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  12. Another great idea! I’d love to do one of these with my older daughter, right up her alley..

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  13. Wow! Very nice Jill!


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