Friday, April 11, 2014

Drywall Compound, Encaustic Medium & Stencil Fun!


Hello again, it's Linda Kittmer and I'm here today to create a truly mixed media piece using Julie Snidle's fabulous Curvy Ladder stencil. I absolutely love this stencil!

I started today's fun by applying drywall compound through the stencil onto my recycled art board (you can learn more about this inexpensive recycling here).







I then scrapped away a bit of the drywall compound, creating a different texture in three areas...I generally like to work in threes or odd numbers.








Some colour was added in areas, using Caran D'Ache Neocolor II watersoluble wax pastels, and I even scratched in a few words using an old black permanent pen.

Then I pulled out some collage papers (painted paper towel, tissue paper, etc.) and the encaustic medium and the fun began. I added many layers of collage elements, and used some oil sticks to add in more colour.  I used the Curvy Ladder stencil again, along with oil sticks to echo the original pattern.  A small cardboard circle was also used to print the black circles, again with oil sticks.  

Once these final oil stick elements were added, I used my heat gun to fuse the encaustic medium and the oil stick, allowing the oil stick to melt and run into the encaustic medium a bit so that it produced softer, slightly blurred lines.



Linda Kittmer

Thanks for your visit today.  

I hope you've been inspired to get out your stencils and try something new today

12 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for this StencilGirl talk. I love the stencil and the idea of using drywall compound!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Beth. I've just recently started playing around with drywall compound, but I love that it's very versatile and also inexpensive! Linda

      Delete
  2. I can't believe that's the same piece you started with. Beauty.

    ReplyDelete
  3. WOW! This is FABULOUS, Linda!!
    Amazing seeing the process!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Mary. It was a fun piece to create.

      Delete
  4. Linda.. I love it.. the texture and the color!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Luscious result...thanks for the tips.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Jo. Have fun experimenting with these techniques!

      Delete
  6. Simply Beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!

    TJ in Louisville, KY

    ReplyDelete

If you are entering a GIVEAWAY, please add your email address in the event we need to contact you.

To avoid SPAM, please write it like this:

marybeth (at) stencilgirltalk (dot com)

Thank You!