Hello and Happy Monday! Tina Walker here with my latest StencilGirl® Collaboration post.
Today's 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. :)
Before 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)
PROMPT #2 (Tracy Villaume)
Because 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)
For 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)
Using 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’s 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)
I’m 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)