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Begin your composition and Decide on your design

Begin your composition and Decide on your design

I'm using washi tape to secure the stencil

I'm using washi tape to secure the stencil

Using a waterproof pen draw your selected part of the stencil. I'm using the rays

Using a waterproof pen draw your selected part of the stencil. I'm using the rays

Without untaping your stencil and using a ruler extend your rays to the border of your journal page

Without untaping your stencil and using a ruler extend your rays to the border of your journal page

This is how it looks

This is how it looks

Remove the tape and use a ruler to connect the rays

Remove the tape and use a ruler to connect the rays

Draw Fridas stencil on top

Draw Fridas stencil on top

Secure the heart stencil

Secure the heart stencil

The final three stencils together in a cohesive composition

The final three stencils together in a cohesive composition

Final product

Final product

I sketched a shawl, among Fridas favorite wardrobe pieces!

I sketched a shawl, among Fridas favorite wardrobe pieces!

I drew over soul and found letter to help me write her in the same font using the same stencil

I drew over soul and found letter to help me write her in the same font using the same stencil

I moved the Rays around her face to complete a halo

I moved the Rays around her face to complete a halo

Before painting, I added a bit more hand journaling on her side shoulder

Before painting, I added a bit more hand journaling on her side shoulder

More embossing, on the heart and earrings

More embossing, on the heart and earrings

I started to fill the black of her hair and eyebrows

I started to fill the black of her hair and eyebrows

And to define her eyes

And to define her eyes

Hand drawn design on her clothes

Hand drawn design on her clothes

Beginning  my watercoloring.  Using watercolor pencils help me define my darker areas. This ref is by Derwent

Beginning my watercoloring. Using watercolor pencils help me define my darker areas. This ref is by Derwent

After the watercolor wash

After the watercolor wash

Face and flowers

Face and flowers

I used Dina Wakley gilt acrylic paint and a gold glitter over coat over the rays

I used Dina Wakley gilt acrylic paint and a gold glitter over coat over the rays

See the shine on those rays!

See the shine on those rays!

I used the flowers in her head to add a bit of a pattern in the back

I used the flowers in her head to add a bit of a pattern in the back

Her neckline on the stencil was turned into a necklace with the Versamark pen

Her neckline on the stencil was turned into a necklace with the Versamark pen

A closer view

A closer view

I hope you have enjoyed the process of creating Frida her soul still resonates close to our hearts! Follow my adventures in creating here and in my blog www.milagroscrivera.blogspot.com

  • Art journal
  • TCW stencils Frida, Rejoice, hearts
  • Faber castell pitt pen
  • Embossing powders
  • Embossing gun
  • Versamarker pen
  • Watercolorbrush
  • Watercolors