I started with collaging some scrapboook papers using gel medium. I did some stamping, stencilling and used paint on bubble wrap to create more texture. Then I looked for some shapes, the way Mystele does in her videos. I sketched the outline of the head and the clothes then worked on the background. I tried to do a crackle paint finish on the bottom, but that didn't work and I got bubble paint instead. Still, I like the extra texture it gives.
Then I grabbed some paints and pencils and worked on the face. It's certainly not the best face I've ever done, but overall I like it.
Finally, I painted the sides of the chunky canvas and ran that colour along the edges of the front with my finger.
Take a closer look:
Overall I am pleased with her. I am not sure however if it needs something more. Maybe a 3d embellishment? Maybe some words. It's interesting that for someone whose primary art is writing, I find it difficult to combine words with my drawn and painted art.