To get started you will need the following stencils from StencilGirl.
Rembrandt's Words Small by Carolyn Dube
Hash Marks by Mary Beth Shaw
Bold Flowers by Terri Stegmiller
I started with a pre-gessoed 8x10 inch burlap canvas that I purchased at Hobby Lobby.
I loosely scraped blue for the sky and green for the grass over the gessoed canvas leaving some of the white gesso showing. I love the texture of the gessoed burlap canvas.
I then dropped some small dots of acrylic ink on the top of the canvas. I wanted to add some color variation to the blue sky.
While the acrylic ink was still wet I took a key card and scraped the ink down the canvas to make blue streaks. If your paint or ink is not moving enough you can spritz it with a little water.
To add even more texture and interest to the sky background I used Carolyn's Rembrandt Word stencil and some white gesso to the sky. I randomly stenciled the words and wasn't worried about them being too perfect.
Here's what the words looked like after stenciling. I love just the hint of text!
Moving down to the green I wanted to give the illusion or hint of grass blades. Mary Beth's Hashmark stencil was perfect for this!
Here's what the hashmarks looked like after I finished. I overlapped them in places and did lighter paint in some areas.
Time to add the flowers! Using Terri's Bold Flowers stencil I started building my little garden.
Here's all the stems stenciled.
Now for the flowers. I stenciled two colors on the flowers to give it a little variation and interest.
Here are all the flowers stenciled.
To add some detail and interest I sketched around the flowers and stems with a Prismacolor Ebony pencil.
To add even more detail I used a white signo gel pen to add hints of white.
And here's the finished piece! Cute and simple and the perfect accent for your spring and Easter decor!
I hope you all enjoyed this spring-themed project and will give it a try! Thank you so much for stopping by and for being a part of the StencilGirl community!
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