Howdy Gals (and guys)!
Today we are going to celebrate the city I live in ~ music city! For those of you who don't know where that is, it's Nashville! (well I actually live in the suburbs, but close enough)
I LOVED playing around with Seth Apter's Numbers stencil available at StencilGirl Products. There are so many possibilities in adding texture or interest to any creative project and I can tell already this will be one of my "go to" stencils. But I am going to show you today how I used it to make a guitar.
So let's begin..
(1) First I took tissue paper and glued it to my wood. After dried, I layered the background with Mary Beth Shaw's Greek Key stencil in white and in gray.
(2) Then I added in blue with Seth Apter's Numbers stencil.
I repeated in various places with the stencil again using white.
(3) I then cut out old sheet music in the shape of a guitar. I used a ripped piece of corrugated cardboard for the top (don't know what that is called). I don't play guitar! ;) I glued them to the board using matte medium.
(4) I then did a light white wash over the guitar to fade the music. It wasn't so important to me the songs I chose, and I want it to have appeal to everyone and not be based on what song music I used.
(5) I then did some light washes of paint in umber and blue to highlight the other areas of the guitar and begin to bring it to life.
(6) I used paint, Faber Castell pens and black ink pens to define the details a bit more. I also used Seth's stencil again to add some texture behind the strings of the guitar.
(7) I took some old chipboard scrapbook letters and laid them out to spell "me & my guitar". I painted them with raw umber and glued down in position.
If you have any questions ~ please sure to let me know! I hope you found this little 'musical' stop fun. Come back again Monday for a BONUS tutorial using the Seth Apter Numbers stencil again with a whole new project and a whole new look!!
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Here is a list of where to go:
Kirsten Reed (You are here)
Marjie Kemper * Go Here Next!