Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Frame It or Fill It with Circular Shapes by Peg and Shel

Hi - Shel and I are so glad you stopped by today.

This post for me, Peg, is all about gel printing with distress oxide sprays.

I was so excited when I got my new distress oxide ink pads. Then lo and behold they came out with spray. Well, how convenient is that? A friend of mine had gifted me a lovely set and I needed to break them out and use them.

As many of you know, my other loves are stencils and the gel plate. I would say if you have never stenciled on a gel plate you are in for a real treat. I videoed the process so you can see the step by step.

Because these inks are opaque, they show well on dark surfaces.

I actually have two videos for this month because I was having so much fun just treating on the gel plate using the sprays and I want to show you that in detail if you’ve never done it before. So there are two videos.

I cut a circle frame from a page in the journal to create a window. I dressed the window with a vellum "curtain" to create a bit of mystery. then I used Gwen's stencil to add the words to the vellum.

Stencils for my two projects found at StencilGirl and include the following:

I hope you enjoyed my take on the challenge this month.

Shel says the theme for January 2020 Creative Team Projects is ‘Frame it or Fill it with Circle Shapes’ and she played with a combination of both in a 12” X 12” mixed media canvas art.

Shel also wanted to create with a dark to light or light to dark tonal effect, so she used a black, white and grey palette. She started by painting her canvas from black through grey and into white in a diagonal format.

Then she used the Circles Circles Stencil L301 and made circles of white on the dark areas and black on the light areas.

She followed this up by adding some shapes by layer one stencil over another to fill in random circles with patterned circles. Shel used a combination of Circle 6 S008, Spoked Wheel Collage S709, and Random Circles L071 to do this.

She used the same stencils on two smaller canvas panels which she layered with dimensional tape on top of the 12-inch square canvas. This is the ‘framing’ portion... playing linear shapes against the circles.

Shel finished all the canvases with black, white and grey pen work in various line widths, creating marks by my own hand as well as helping to clean up areas where she says she may have stenciled a bit too messily.


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