For my post for StencilGirl, I chose a couple of my favorite stencils from StencilGirl: the arched cobblestones remind me of Italy and who doesn’t love a doodle sunburst?
(make sure to scroll down to watch Diana's video)
I enjoy exploring altered substrate surfaces to build layers of patterns. Sticking to analogous (neighboring colors) is a wise choice so you don’t wind up with mud. You can use any kind of acrylic paints. I also used Golden Glazing Medium (matte). This creates sheer colors.
If you practice making mud by mixing complementary colors, it can be beautiful. Look at the neutrals above the quote in the picture below that I got from mixing purple into yellow.
You can see a close up of the layers from another piece I was playing with. The Squares and Circles stencil was stenciled using gel medium. I let that dry before stenciling the sunburst from the Shattered Stencil.
The gel medium really alters the way the paint soaks into the paper as you can see below. The untreated area looks like grout giving a mosaic look to the background. Here I used the Fishscale Brick Stencil.
I added some drippy paint and then some gold ink to finish things up. As usual, I didn’t know where this page was leading me until I came to the collage part.
I picked a quote that appealed to me.
Watch the video below to see this page come alive:
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