Show Your Face

Hey lovely facers, this week has a been little busy for me here on my blog but please don’t worry if you ever come to my blog and can not find the Show Your Face post. Checkout the tabs at the top of the page, I’ve put in a shortcut so that you can find it straight away. The shortcuts should also show up on the mobile version of this page in the drop down menu under the blog title.

Have you had a chance to see my new video yet? Trish Latimer, editor of Craft Stamper, Tracy Scott, Clare Lloyd and myself have each shared a full tutorial on how we make our faces in real time. It is called  ‘Creating Faces’ and is available to buy now as a DVD, Bluray or via the Traplet online streaming/ download site. There is also a free introduction that you watch to see what the video is about.

Creating Faces Video

Last thing to mention before I let you get on to the link up, I’ve had a chance to update the schedule with lots of amazing prompt suggestions from Facers so mark them in your calendar.

Right, let’s get Sharing!

First up the admin…


  • Inspired By – March 2016 (pick fellow Facers to inspire our work this month)
  • Head Positions – May 2016 (try different head potions through the month. Suggested by June Walker)
  •  Quick Draw Faces – July 2016 (set a timer to say 10-15 min – or less if you dare! – and draw a face or several faces in that time. Suggested by Gibby Frogett).
  • Change Hands – September 2016 (try using your non-dominant hand to draw/ paint / make your face this month. Suggested by Hazel Agnew).

Feel free to let me know if you have any more themes or ideas for Show Your Face.

Don’t forget:

  • Show Your Face is a community link up for portrait work in any style or medium.
  • the aims are to share, learn, practise, inspire, and be inspired.
  • to make sure that the face artwork is yours, if you use any stamps or templates to build the face they should be designed by you.
  • the link is open from 10 am (BST) every Friday and stays open for a week, so link away.
  • finished pieces, works in progress or retro posts (i.e. older works, not from this week) are all welcome.
  • to link back to the link blog post here for that week.
  • Spread the word on your blog/social media outlets and use the #ShowYourFaceFriday hashtag in social media.
  • There is a prompt every other month. Using the prompts is totally optional and just there if you fancy playing along. You can still post your face work even if you haven’t used the prompt.

Looking For The Blog Button?

If you want to wear the blog button with pride then hop on over to Show Your Face 31st July 2015 to grab it and there are instructions on how to put it on your blog there too.

My Share This Week…

If you want to know what you can do with the techniques I show in the new Creating Faces video then how about my Show Your Face share this week?

I’ve used the same basic technique for her as I demonstrate in the video, the only difference is that I’ve done this one in my junk journal on a painted page and used acrylic paint to colour her eyes, lips and hair band then blocked out the background to help her to pop from the page. In the video I use the Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolours/gouache paints to colour her eyes and lips and she is drawn on canvas board.

Over To You…

Link your faces artwork and spread the word on your blog and/or social media, hashtag #ShowYourFaceFriday. Please do let anyone you think would be interested in sharing their portraits know about our community here.

Catch you later Face-Artinators


PS. Some other places you might want to link your work to: Painted pages share at Paint Party Friday. Art journal pages, check out the new theme at Art Journal Journey. Those of you on Facebook ask Darcy Wilkinson if you can join her Face To Face page.

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Kim Dellow is an artist–designer–film-maker living the creative life in London, UK. She's a freelance creative for the craft industry and others, and she loves to share her art-ventures on her blog.

This Post Has 12 Comments

  1. Julie Ann Lee

    Actually made it around 10.00 am this week!!! Love the beautiful blue face and flower – one of my favourite shades! Many congratulations on your new stamp collection and I'm going to check out the tutorials too. It's all really exciting!xx

  2. Linda Kunsman

    she's very striking and I love that doodled flower Kim!

  3. Giggles

    Oh what a wonderful collaboration of faces….I'm sure the dvd is amazing!! All the best with that!

    Hugs Giggles

  4. Congratulations on your DVD Kim, you are a busy lady, so pleased for you. Love this weeks face , very dramatic. Tracy x

  5. Beverley Baird

    Love your lovely gal – beautiful zen flower as well. All the best with your new course.

  6. Gibby Frogett

    Great news Kim – congrats on the DVD (not seen it yet but added it to my long list of things to do)
    Love your fabulous girl – she has such an intriguing expression like she has seen a butterfly emerge from a cocoon for the first time.
    Have a great weekend… Gill x

  7. Dea Lenihan

    Love these faces and all the lovely groups that do them. I wanted to sign up but I truly did not have time. Does anyone else thing there are not enough hours in the day? xo Lovely stuff Kim!

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