Tuesday, January 8, 2008

January, Day 7 - Back to the Basics

Patricia and I promised to start back on Bernie Berlin's workshop after the first of the year so yesterday we discussed the next technique "Stencils" and here are the results. I LOVE IT! Sorry, just had to shout that out cuz this was so much fun...definitely try it! I highly recommend this book, you can even click on the amazon link to the right of my blog and go purchase it there.

I used 140# watercolor paper as the base...nice and sturdy (also a favorite of mine). Using heavy acrylic paint, I painted the background a nice Tangerine Orange. Once that was dry, I used a square stencil and pounced in some semi-opaque Orange Juice acrylic paint. I let that dry completely and then added the Pure Pink acrylic stenciling using star-shaped punchinella.

I liked how that looked very much but have been itching to use some stencil paste I had so I added the final layer using the paste and various flower stencils! WOW! Once again, I'm sorry...I just had to shout. Love it, don't you?
I am going to cut these down to two 10.5" x 3.5" strips and send one of them to Patricia. That way we can use them for IttyBitty or ATC backgrounds. She is going to send me 1/2 of hers too. Isn't that fun? Can't wait to see what she creates.


Dawn said...

Love this stencilling xxx

Carol ~ Spirit's Journey Designs said...

Thanks Dawn, you have to try it! xx

Mija said...

this looks great Carol! so bright with great color combinations. which book is the idea from? maybe i'll try to give it a go sometime. thanx so much for sharing!

Carol ~ Spirit's Journey Designs said...

Thanks Mija! The book is called "Artist Trading Card Workshop: Create, Collect, Swap" by Bernie Berlin. You can get it on Amazon, there is a link on my blog if you are interested.