Planting Tulips with Suzi Dennis
I love tulips and have a few in my flower beds, but as much as I would like to, garden time is not built into my agenda, so this is the way I get to plant tulips! Let's have a good time using my 3 newest stencils from StencilGirl: Garden Dreams, Ancient Marks and Ripples. I am working in a journal I handmade myself but you can work in any journal or even just on another surface.
The first thing I do on my gessoed surface is draw out my tulip with Bombay Inks.
It takes a little time for the ink to dry this way but I love the effects.
When it dries, I lay in my background color and paint in the shapes of the tulip.
While that is drying I make my collage paper I want to use in this piece.
One of my favorite collage papers is newspaper.
The supply never runs out and it is a good weight for collage.
Here I am covering it with gesso and a little color.
Using my Ripple and Garden Dreams stencils, I start laying down some random blues and greens.
When it dries I glaze over the papers with some translucent paints.
Here I am using Azo Gold, Quin Magenta and Deco Arts yellow simmer spray mister.
The spray mister gives is a nice “glow”
Back to the Tulip: Using my Ancient Marks stencil and some Compose Blue acrylic,
I fill in my background
Now to finish up! Using my collage paper, pens (I use Molotow and Pitt Pens), Acrylic paint and my Garden Dreams stencil, I finish up adding detail and interest to the tulip
And here it is! “Planting my Garden! Hope you enjoyed this and thanks for stopping by!