A quick photo tutorial for you today! Lots of colors, layers and of course, paint!
I started with a reclaimed piece of wood (left over from my husband and son's fort building project this summer). I glued tissue paper on it and stenciled pain over it with Mary Beth Shaw's Web Stencil available at StencilGirl Products.
Then I added some torn papers and paint in a light green color.
I then took a dry brush and added some blue, cream and white paint to try and blend a unified background. I rolled some of my favorite stamps over the dried top in various places for more texture.
I kind just stared at it because at this point I wasn't sure what I was making. I then decided to a floral arrangement. I used my palette knife and titanium white to create a vase. Scraping hard enough to allow some of the background to "peek" through.
Then, I grabbed some vintage wallpapers and tore out flowers, glued them down and did a light white wash over them.
Then I took my paintbrush to add my own interpretation of the flowers while defining them somewhat.
I added layers of paint on top of the flower while not completely covering them. I still wanted the vintage part peeking through for interest and variation. Most of the "painting" here was done with a palette knife. I also added in some leaves in various green shades.
I added some cream paint to the vase for dimension and shadows.
I also scraped the edges and parts of the background with blue and green to make the piece cohesive.
Be sure to check back tomorrow for a super FUN blog hop with the StencilGirl design team! :)