Happy Friday everyone. It is 3:25 a.m. – couldn’t sleep and since I didn’t do my blog write up last night, I thought I’d do it now. Last Saturday morning, right after breakfast and before running those weekly errands, I stopped in my art studio and decided to just throw some paint around with stencils.
I didn’t take any pictures – that can really take the fun out of creating at the spur of the moment – but it’s just layers and layers of paint applied through lots and lots of stencils. I didn’t worry about color combo or about muddying the colors (which I kinda did as you will see below).
After stenciling one color either with sponge or my fingers, I’d go off and make the bed. Come back apply another stenciled layer, go start a load of laundry and on and on until I had to leave for the sake of sanity (husband and sewer pipe problem) and my eye appointment.
Just look at all those lovely layers…… just love it.
I even got brave and outlined Jessica’s stencil with a pink Sharpie. In the pictures below you can see where it looks as if the colors were getting ready to go muddy. I probably should have added something more, but it is what it is. Among the many stencils I used, I also used both of Seth Apter’s stencils. LOVE those. They have so many design elements that if all you had were those two stencils (links below), you’d be set.
I also used the pink sharpie to go around the edges of the page. Now I just need to decide what color frame to frame it in. Pink? Orange? Or the one I tend to use all the time…..black?
I’m linking to Paint Party Friday
Well, I still have three hours and since I am most creative in the mornings, I think I’ll try to see what mess I can create (if my chest pain lets me…… amazing what breathing laser dust in your office will do one’s lungs and bronchial tubes).
Oh Oh OHHHHH, I have to tell you…… almost forgot. Gelli Arts gave me two shout outs on Facebook last week, right (I think mentioned it on the blog here earlier this week), they gave me another shout out for my Sisterhood of Crafters project from Wednesday. Uber excited! I can never believe that my work is worthy or good enough to be featured or well, talked about. And then, I find out I won a prize from Unity Stamp Company, again through FB. Yes, I did buy a $2 lottery ticket. Who knows maybe I don’t have to go back to the office, right?
That does it for my my friends. If you haven’t tried stencils in your art, or gelli prints, you are missing out! Just sayin’ . Until next time, have a wonderful weekend.