Friday, December 2, 2022

Eat Dessert First by Kate Yetter

Hi everyone, I would love to share a project that I made using watercolors and stencils. Food illustration is something that is on my list of subjects to master, if one can master a subject. Food has always been a large part of my life and I love putting that passion onto paper. I have a major sweet tooth and if my body didn't revolt, I would eat dessert for Every, Single. Meal. I know some of you would too! It always amazes me when one of my children exclaims that they can't wait to be adults so they can eat candy whenever they want. In fact, my son just wrote a creative writing project for school and the main character survived on candy and soda in a closet for 70 years! Haha! If only...

For this sweet inspired project, I am using Strathmore 400 series cold press watercolor paper along with Holbein watercolors. I started off by dividing my paper into 3 grids since I wanted my images evenly spaced. I traced each stencil within the grid, being careful about lining it up properly.

I used online images as inspiration using artistic freedom to add various elements. Each image started out with one layer, and then I kept building layers once the previous one was dry.

I continued to build layers of paint.

I used the Art Marks stencil to add some beans to the bottom of the chocolate sundae.


I needed something to fill in the white space at the bottom, so I drew a line to help maintain straight letters and then traced my stencil.

First layer of paint for the lettering.

Lastly, I added finishing touches, a background and splatters. And the best part...peeling off the tape.

Here is the final piece.

Thanks for following along. I hope you are inspired by these awesome stencils to create something sweet!

Until Next Time,

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