Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Stencils and the Kitchen Sink

Hi all, Diana Trout here today for StencilGirl. I went into this project with no real plan.
I wanted to experiment with Ranger Texture Paste, Gesso, ColorBurst pigments and STENCILS.
I chose to play with Lizzie Mayne's Corrugated Lines, Maria McGuire's Doodle It Bigger
and Carolyn Dube's Wall of Words and Uplifting Words stencils.

(Make sure to scroll down to watch Diana's video!)

I have loads of experience with art projects taking unexpected turns, so I applied a couple of my standard strategies and came out with a great prompt for my art journal and a couple of cards.

Texture pastes or grounds can be colored with a spot of dye ink and I’ve been itching to try tinting them with the pigment powder. This is a good choice because it won’t water the paste or ground (or gesso) down.
I found that the tinted grounds dried pretty close to the wet color.

I hope you’ll enjoy the video and feel the freedom to experiment and play with your art supplies.
When things don't go as expected, you have a great opportunity to get creative and see what happens.

Watch on YouTube

Thanks to StencilGirl for hosting me today!
Find out more about Diana on her blog here!

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  1. Wonderful demonstration and results. Diana, I create like you most of the time. Not as many cool outcomes though so I love seeing what you do to get such cool pieces. Loved the post.

  2. Diana...what a great video...thanks!

  3. Loved seeing your play! And the streaking! I so agree that the ColorBurst are super rich pigments- they have so much pop of color for just a puff!

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