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Jane Davenport Layered Mermaid Marker Page

Goodmorning sparkly friends.  Today I thought I'd share a little art journal page with a lot of attitude, a page chockfull of Jane Davenport goodies and yummy colors all available from Lulu Art of course.  It starts with a freeform background and journal tattoos and finishes with a face fit for a drama queen.  Let me show you how to create your own layered mermaid marker page.

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This page is nearly impossible to explain in writing (well I could but you might be here for a while!) - so I've recorded the process so you can see each step and play along with me.

Start by painting the page with gesso then close the page and open again while the gesso is wet to create texture - flatten out any ridges where you intend to add your drawing or face.  Then, randomly add paint blobs to the page and squish the pages together. 

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Spread the paint on the journal page and while the paint is wet, add stamping - more on this in the video.  

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When this painty layer is dry, scrape on gesso with an old credit card or paint scraper and then apply journal tattoos onto the background.
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Use a waterproof ink (Versafine is good) and stamp Jane's single face stamp onto the page making sure to leave room to add flowy hair.   Draw the hair with a pencil so you can adjust your design and then go over the outlines using Mermaid markers. Add a base layer of acrylic paint onto the face using a water brush and leave everything to dry thoroughly.


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Using paint over pens and mermaid markers to add layers of color to the face and spread color with a water brush to soften colors.  Once dry outline facial features with Fude Ball pen - the Dina Wakely one I'm using is fabulous and goes over even the rough bits without a hitch!

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Add layer upon layer of color with Mermaid markers blotting with a paper towel and thinning the color with a water brush, building up layers until you achieve the look you are after.  Dry between colors for beautiful layers or add while the previous color is wet for beautiful blending.

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While the color may not be even applied in this way, it sure is pretty!

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Define and add a final layer of color using Prismacolor pencils - just go easy so you keep the subtle colors underneath.

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Embellish the hair and background with gold paint to finish the page off.

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Now it's your turn, grab those supplies and go make art.

 

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