Mushrooms. The generic version (aka, plain) is known as a white button mushroom, but these mushrooms can be anything but simple and you get to decide. Also known as fungi, they have such lovely parts, the cap, the stem, and the gills. Each one has a story and a beauty of its own.
|Tags collaged with paint, ink, and texture paste.|
Debi Adams created some to be whimsical and fun and others upright, stoic and perhaps a bit realistic. A few have revealed their undersides (for shame).
|Mushroom Gills, S736, is a 6" x6" stencil.|
Truly this collection is more of a "tossed salad” of sorts with all types of mushrooms thrown in the lot which allows them to be interpreted in a myriad of ways.
|ATC Mixup Adams: Toadstools|
The card maker in Debi definitely wanted to have the key elements available and they are in the ATC collection. There are backgrounds, though not all mushrooms, definitely some statement pieces, and a sprinkling of sentiments.
|Tall Skinny Mushrooms, L749 is a9" x 12" Stencil.|
As for the application, Debi designed them to go in any artistic direction.
She says, "I can see them being abstract or done with a mid-century flair, watercolored, layered, gelli printed, really anything the mind can dream up."
|Texture paste on acrylic.|
"So, there you have it. Oh, but wait, you want to know why? Hmmm. I just like them. They say happy, weird, quirky, organic. I love their colorings, dimensionality, ruffles, curves and the fact that they are different. Kind of like all of us."
You can find these stencils by clicking on any picture or right here.
|ATC with watercolors, acrylics and a white pen.|