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.
Thank you so much for this StencilGirl talk. I love the stencil and the idea of using drywall compound!ReplyDelete
Thanks Beth. I've just recently started playing around with drywall compound, but I love that it's very versatile and also inexpensive! LindaDelete
I can't believe that's the same piece you started with. Beauty.ReplyDelete
LOL Thanks Judy.Delete
WOW! This is FABULOUS, Linda!!ReplyDelete
Amazing seeing the process!
Thanks Mary. It was a fun piece to create.Delete
Linda.. I love it.. the texture and the color!ReplyDelete
Thank you Jane.Delete
Luscious result...thanks for the tips.ReplyDelete
Thanks Jo. Have fun experimenting with these techniques!Delete
TJ in Louisville, KY
Thank you TJ!Delete