I am really drawn to this stencil, I think because I read somewhere that life is in the pauses, and the in-betweens on the path to somewhere, and in the process of getting things done. I can feel myself opening the little red gate and walking up the stone path to what? My home or perhaps to visit a friend?
( Preferably to someone baking cookies )
This is life. It is a gift to be alive, to be feeling, to be aware.
How we are in each moment of life, is our art.
I used the Rural Buildings stencil by Andrew Borloz for the front of my canvas
And the Pilgrimage to Mexico stencil by Laurie Mika to create a border around the sides
The stencil is my inspiration and paint is my tool to bring it alive.
Use some washi tape to create an even border around the canvas.
I remember the first time I tore a page from a book and felt like I was doing something dreadfully bad, I did get over that feeling ... until now... when I knew I needed to cut the border stencil apart. It made sense to me, I knew it would make the job easier but it still felt soooo wrong, but I got over that too! lol
|a perfect fit!|
I also used tiny strips of painters tape to help hold it in place.
As before, touch up any paint bleeds and call it done.
A simple and yet beautiful piece of art!
Thanks for stopping by!
Rural Buildings stencil by Andrew Borloz