Self portrait spread - experimenting with photos from my printer.


Self portraits are a family “issue.” There are lots of them. These images were taken with my iPhone and printed by inkjet printer. I wanted to experiment with the image.


Suggested Activity

Experiment with some pictures of your. Color them, cut them, paste your head elsewhere, etc. Have fun by doing with no concern for result.


Technique, Tool & Supplies

Acrylic – Dried acrylic peeled from a palette and applied to the page using gel medium.

Watercolor – Watercolor crayon background.

Collage –  iPhone images printed on photo paper then sanded and light layer of gesso.

Pen – Letraset ProMarker (Magenta) to color lips. Paint pen (black & white) for eye embellishment.

Close up of one page. This is the dried acrylic glued to the page.


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