There was a wonderful surprise at Artiscape this year! The StencilGirl crew got to spend some time with Susan Pickering Rothamel. She was a bit scared of us all at first since we...well...I mean I (Carolyn Dube) was stalking her a bit...but she warmed up to us in no time!
Here's Mary Beth Shaw (the creative mastermind behind StencilGirl's magic), Susan Pickering Rothamel, me, Maria McGuire, and Janet Joehlin. John Shaw was there but he was manning the booth while Maria cooked up a blog hop plan!
See Mary's project on her Blog
See my project on my Blog
What was Susan demoing all day that me stalking her? She took a plain canvas and built it up with colors and textures. First she started with Artist's Cement and the Leaves stencil by Daniella Woolf.
Then bits of torn paper was glued on with PPA, a glue that won't warp paper!
But as talented as Susan is...she had no magical way to skip the drying time.
She was so generous in her explanations during her demo as she showed how to incorporate Mica tiles, Prills (my favorite), Great Tape, and more!
I could watch her demo all day but apparently Susan likes to sleep at night...
Here's a closer photo so you can see all the texture built up on this canvas.
Be sure to stop back Tuesday and Wednesday for more USArtQuest and stencil fun!