How to Paint a Life Book Lesson

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How to Paint a Life Book Lesson
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Last week I made an art journal following Carolyn Dube's Permission To Play online class.

Last week I made an art journal following Carolyn Dube's Permission To Play online class.

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This is a two page spread from the art journal, collaged and ready to paint on!

This is a two page spread from the art journal, collaged and ready to paint on!

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To create my piece, I started by sketching three figures.

To create my piece, I started by sketching three figures.

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I painted the background with a mixture of Tuxedo Velvet and Cotton Velvet.

I painted the background with a mixture of Tuxedo Velvet and Cotton Velvet.

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I added some shading to the figures.

I added some shading to the figures.

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I followed up by adding more layers to the background with Desire Velvet and Ferrari Sorbet.  I used both Velvet and Sorbet to get the opaqueness from the Velvets and the shimmer from the Sorbets.

I followed up by adding more layers to the background with Desire Velvet and Ferrari Sorbet. I used both Velvet and Sorbet to get the opaqueness from the Velvets and the shimmer from the Sorbets.

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I applied these colors with a palette knife.

I applied these colors with a palette knife.

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Added journaling and secret numerology.

Added journaling and secret numerology.

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And a little hand lettering in the lower right corner to balance out the 2-page art journal spread.

And a little hand lettering in the lower right corner to balance out the 2-page art journal spread.

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Until next time...

Until next time...

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