The bit I find interesting is how during the process, I go from liking what I have created in the beginning, to not liking it in the middle and back to liking it by the end. Kind of a strange bit...
This is my process:
1) Draw a face and add some shading. You can also use an old book,
or music sheets, etc to draw on,so you will see some
of the words peaking through.
(If you use a book or separate paper to draw your face,
cut it out and mod podge it to your journal.)
2)Mix some Titan Buff with a little water and gel medium and paint over
the face. While waiting for it to dry begin to add some soft colors
to your background and some collage.
3)Blend two different skin tones into the titan buff.
One to give you a high light and another to create a low light,
then apply them accordingly to the areas of your portrait.
4)Do a little stamping or writing on your background to start creating depth.
5)Keep working your face and background until you have your desired affects.
Live happy, Be creative, and Love Yourself!