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.