Just Breathe by Paula Perry

Hello! It’s Paula here today and I’m sharing an art journal page created for ArtStacks. I started with a background created using a mix of stencils, with a variety of paint, ink and distress ink.

I really wanted to use this beautiful tissue paper face from the Faces & Figures stack. Isn’t it fab! It got lost on the background, so I added it to plain paper before cutting it out. Unfortunately in the rush of getting it glued down…the usual crazy was going on at home…I tore around the mouth area. That is always a danger when gluing down tissue paper.

I certainly wasn’t wasting that beautiful girl, so that’s where the butterfly from the Anemones & Friends stack came in 😉 Here is my finished page, which needed a slight tweak with the colours after adding the butterfly. It’s nothing like I had planned, hence the perfection of that title, “Just Breathe”, which can also be found in the Faces & Figures stack.

Here’s a close up of the tissue paper drawing…so beautiful.   


I used the Faces & Figures stack……

Faces & Figures – Print

…… and the Anemones & Friends stack. 

Anemones & Friends – Print

Paula’s ArtStacks Artist Tip: When gluing down tissue paper always use a light hand, as you need to put matte medium on both the tissue and the surface you are gluing it to so you don’t get air bubbles underneath.

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