Thursday, June 26, 2014

Rapunzel, Rapunzel, Let Down Your Hair

"I do maintain that if your hair is wrong, your entire life is wrong."
Steven Patrick Morrissey

I love the idea of tangled hair. No, not the kind that hurts when you try to comb it, but the kind where you draw a face with lots of hair and then tangle the hair, as in Zentangle. My problem is that I really can't draw faces. I've tried unsuccessfully, believe me!  

So I found a set of stenciled faces from Jane Davenport. First I stamped the stencil onto my paper with archival black ink. Then I began to pencil in the hair. After many lines drawn, erased, and drawn again, I got to a point where I thought the hair looked pretty decent. Then I went about the business of tangling it.

I'm not sure if I made all the best choices I could have for the patterns I used, but in the end I think this girl is having a pretty good hair day. After scanning the first version, just in case I messed up, I added a touch of color in the eyes and lips.

I have to say, the stencils were the way to go for me! The set came with four faces, which means I have three more styles to try out. Maybe I should have been a hair stylist.


  1. pretty cool, caren! haven't tried the stencils yet - i need to!

  2. I like that a lot, I want to try it as soon as I get comfortable with tangling. I am still very new as in a few months!

  3. I tried it. a little small, also I only have sharpies and copy paper right now. Please have a look and let me know what you think.

    1. It looks great Belinda. The fun thing is you can use the same face over and over and change the hair style each time.