Hello Monday, my friends! Welcome back to a new challenge - this week we are into stenciling, so let's Stencil It!
We have had the wonderful pleasure this month of having Anne with us as our guest DT. I know you have been inspired by her wonderful takes on the challenges, and I want to wish her the very best! Be sure to pop over to Redanne and check out what she is creating!
I headed to my big art journal for this week's challenge, and went to one of my "junk" pages - that's where I brush off excess paint from other work, so I don't waste it.
I started on a sheet of watercolor paper and taped the stencil into place. Then, using a mix of Distress inks and Oxide inks, I sponged the colors in.
As you can see, I smudged a bit, but I can live with that.
I decided to spritz a bit, and in retrospect, maybe I should have just spritzed the flower and butterfly and left the words alone. Since I didn't, I went in with a pen and doodled around the images a bit, and added a bit of cross-hatching in the background.
CHANGE OF PLANS: Then, I slept on it....I thought I was done and could leave it as is, but came up with an idea in the middle of the night to fix it. So, this morning, I did this...
I decided to redo the stenciled area and started with the flower. While the stencil was in place, I lightly spritzed water over this section to activate the oxide inks I mixed in.
I am much happier with this one than my smudgy one, especially with the lettering.
Next step was adding in the border design with texture paste and a stencil. Once dry, I spritzed the bright Dylusions sprays on it, and wiped off the excess with a baby wipe. I went around the edge with black ink.
I used Inka Gold to bring out the lovely lace stencil design and a bit of white pen.
(new and improved version with a bit of doodling)
If you look closely at the bottom of the page, you can see an echo of the stencils I used.
Do you ever finish a piece and look back at it and think - I should have stopped there...I should have done this...It would be better if I had...? Well, yes...I do that too, but most of the time I am ok with how it turns out even when I see the flaws. Or, I sleep on it and often wake up with a solution. How do you react to this when it happens to you?
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