Altered Art Journal Letter W

"Wild Thing"

Of course I feel I'm a "wild thing"
tee hee at least I used to be. I love to go dancing.

I used a different technique for this page. This technique is especially helpful for incorporating full figure people images in your art. I'm not too confident drawing the human body so I found an image I liked in a magazine and glued it down. The next step is to gesso over the whole image. I used a watered down mixture for the face and arms and a full strength mixture for the dress. Using your creativity comes next. By gessoing over the dress you basically get a blank canvas. You can decorate it however you want. I added more hair to this girl and lightly drew in the facial features.
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Have a great day!


  1. Wild Thing...I think I love you!!! Oh yeah....and how strange is this?? I am going to be doing some of this technique...gesso on magazine people and creating my own art from that...we are on the same plane again.... :)

  2. I'm all for incorporating full figures into wild thing!


  3. Fun page, you wild thing! Thanks for the info on the technique.

  4. I am singing along with Sherry!!!

    This is lovely rock!


  5. Oh man, I love this Wild Thing. I have one too, but this post really has some great art and fun tips in it. Thanks so much for sharing this with us, Charlie!

    Take SCARE!