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


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

    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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    TJ in Louisville, KY


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