Welcome to StencilGirl Guest Designer
Any of you that know me, know that I am a texture FREAK!
Stencils help me create incredible texture fast and with just a few products. Today I will be using StencilGirl Stencils, Mixed Media paper from Strathmore, Alcohol pens (like Copic & Sharpie) Pitt Pens, Dylusion Sprays and Montana Spray paint.
Most of my art these days gets done while sitting on the couch so my basket of pens is nearby and I can whip out a page anytime.
I try to keep things sporadic and I move the stencil around often. Starting out with Copic pens and the Circles Circles stencil I just randomly trace over areas.stencil.
Add the Warped Holes stencil to the random pen markings.
A few light sprays with Dylusions in orange. Then add in some deep pink.
Then some deep purple. Allow all of these layers to dry well.
This amount of wetness may make your paper curl. You have two options to fix it ASAP; Iron the paper (which is what I did) or wet the back of the paper with water.
Here I spray a light coat of Montana white.
This will allow me to continue using alcohol pens. I like to let these pages sit outside for a while just to air out.
Added a layer of Montana pink. You could layer with a light spray of gesso or more Dylusions. Moving on to the Doris, A Vintage Woman stencil.....just a quick orange outline.
A fill in with deep purple Copic.
Now I color in with Pitt Pen White. This is a thin white that you can use to highlight or truly fill in with completely. I will be filling areas but you will be able to see the pattern underneath. When I layer with this pen I tend to start with vertical stroke then horizontal then diagonal.
First layer is dry; continue layering.
This is where my painting instincts take over and I start highlighting and shadowing where I think I should, softening the harsh edges of the shadows.
Layering a single line of white over the darkest shadow.
Add in highlights in the turban
Add in drawn elements more circles over the background in orange.
Dark Blue and purple over the darkest shadows.
The final page....more white on the face.