Hello and Happy Monday! Tina Walker here with my latest StencilGirl® Collaboration post.
collaboration is in the spirit of a true collaboration - a Virtual
Traveling Canvas. Me and 8 other amazing mixed media artists took turns
sharing a creative prompt each week, for 9 weeks and I must say, some
of the prompts really made me put my creative thinking cap on. :)
I share the finished canvas for each participant, here's a list of all 9
prompts. I challenge you to create your own 'traveling canvas' by
yourself or your cyber friends.
PROMPT #1 (Jennifer Armstrong)
a black permanent or semi-permanent pen/marker/pencil that you like to
draw with, do a blind contour drawing. Could be a face, a houseplant, a
still life, anything. Ideally something with organic shapes rather than
mechanical lines, but it’s up to you. Your line should touch at least
two edges of your canvas/substrate. When complete, rotate your canvas 90
degrees and do it again.
this will be the very bottom layer, chances are not much of it will
survive, but hopefully a line or two will show through to the end.
weight is your choice, but obviously the heavier/darker it is the more
chance it has to peek through here and there after eight additional
PROMPT #2 (Tracy Villaume)
I love collage as one of my first layers...using one of your favorite
(or more) Stencil Girl stencils, and ONLY black or white paint or Gesso,
stencil onto neutral ephemera or papers - book pages, music sheets,
sewing patterns, etc. - then randomly collage onto your substrate (you
do not have to cover your entire first layer, totally up to you)!
PROMPT #3 (Sunila Mahajan)
the third layer, I thought of playing with thread and stencils. Let’s
incorporate some needle works, or make thread marks using one or more
stencils on any part of our canvas. This could also mean, creating
collage pieces using fabric, stencils and needle work and adding them
onto our canvas. Hope you all have fun with this one! Updated
prompt - Since everyone is working on various surfaces and stitching
may not be an options, you could substitute the threads with paint
instead. So make marks using stencil and paint.
PROMPT #4 (Christy Strickler)
a marker, pencil or pen add stencil design to 3 corners of your piece.
Use parts of the stencil design but not the entire stencil.
PROMPT #5 (Laura Raynor)
let loose and add some runny media. With your fingertips, if you dare!
Fluid paints, or India inks for example. Translucent or opaque. As much
or as little as you need. Gloves optional.
PROMPT #6 (Susan Brown)
thinking OPPOSITES here… So your last stencil purchased (meaning
newest), and using your least favorite color, stencil a mirror image
design onto your canvas. What do you all think?!
PROMPT #7 (Anna Karena)
prompt this week will be two actually. The first one is to add tape to
your piece. Masking tape or washi tape as little or as much as you wish.
(Reminder: if using washi tape I always add extra glue or cover with
gel medium so they don’t fall off).
second is to add numbers to your piece. Again, as many as you wish in
any format you wish. Hand write them, use a calendar, a clock face, or
maybe make a number out of tape so it’s a twofer.
I hope you don’t mind two tasks this week.
PROMPT #8 (DeeDee Catron)
I want you to REDO a prompt you've already done --- this time in OPPOSITE.
If you chose a bright color for something, maybe do it in a neutral.
you chose a linear pattern, maybe go circular. you chose odd? go even.
you covered something up, uncover it.good luck & have FUN!
PROMPT #9 (Tina Walker)
Create a focal point, using one of your 'go-to' techniques or a 'you' style. Does that make sense?
Then finish up your canvas in anyway you deem needed.
Let's see those finished canvases!
but not least, my canvas. I thought it would be fun to share a step by
step evolution of the canvas and how each prompts inspired me.
Prompt #7, #8, #9 (I added the washi numbers to my canvas, then covered up sections with white gesso before step #9)
I hope you were inspired to create your own canvas in 9 easy steps! I hope you have a wonderful week!
These are all fabulous!ReplyDelete
holy WOWza!!! They're all SO DAMN DIFFERENT!!!! & really really incredible. what a testament to the art brain!ReplyDelete
Each and everyone is fantastic! I love all of the various interpretations of the prompts!!ReplyDelete
I LOVE this challenge! Such wonderful prompts, and such wonderful results from each artist. Thanks, Tina, for another terrific collaboration.ReplyDelete
This one definitely pushed me out of my 'zone', but it was so fun!ReplyDelete