Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Art Journaling by Rae Missigman with StencilGirl Stencils!

Hi, everyone! Rae Missigman here! I am always happy to share some stencil inspiration, and today it is all about layering and covering it up. Layering is something we all love in the mixed media world, but covering it up is something altogether. It isn’t always easy to cover something up, but I love how the experience opens up our mind and our art journal page to new ideas. I love to add paint over layers and then quickly pull some off again before the paint dries completely. This is a great way to reveal partial under layers in your work.

Using stickers or collage paper is a quick and colorful way to “sketch” out a focal point in your work. I never overthink it, I just snip and stick and let the free form style dictate where the sketch will lead. This technique is not only quick and simple, but creates some color underneath the first layer of paint.

I love using my new Seaside Harbor stencils to build abstract layers in my journal. I like to rotate the stencils when playing with them, using them in a nontraditional layout or way. I am always surprised at how different they can appear. Layering your stencils is so rewarding, especially when you aren’t afraid to “cover it up.” Seeing a bit of something “peeking” through another layer creates the illusion of depth.
Seaside Harbor Art Journal Page from Rae Missigman on Vimeo.
TIP: For added dimension, reach for modeling paste or other textural mediums when working with your stencils.

TIP: Don’t let a stencil's name create artist’s block when you are creating. Use the shapes as you would any other art tool, as a springboard for inspiration.
Have fun with this new collection and don’t forget to think out of the box!

1 comment:

  1. Love watching you work. Those fluorescent Golden colors are like turning the lights on! Just love this!!


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