Today we are going to borrow the words of author Frank McCourt who wrote, "Sing your song. Dance your dance. Tell your Tale" and make a fun piece with Sue Pelletier's Loose Dress #2 stencil from StencilGirl Products.
After you prep your canvas or wood ~ I used wood with tissue paper to give instant texture ~ then you sketch out your design with stencil and a marks all stabilo pencil.
Once the design is sketched, I did a light wash of titan buff in all the areas on the piece except where the dresses were. I then did a wash of red for the middle dress, keeping it loose and not painting solid.
I did the same with the pink dresses on each side.
I then took Carolyn Dube's super fun Words to Live By stencil and some gray paint to make a fun, textured background for the piece. The words are affirming, positive and perfect for a background in this piece. I used a cosmetic sponge and with MINIMAL paint, I lightly dabbed "up and down, up and down" (quoting Carolyn), to make a background.
Then I sketched in legs.
I used Mary Beth Shaw's Random Circles stencil and the cosmetic sponge with pink paint to make a pattern on the red dress.
I added in arms and details with white paint and black pen. I wanted to make the girl in the center to "stand out" and illustrate the fact that she is dancing her own dance…and I want to be her! Look at those cowboy boots ~ swag!
I wrote on the bottom right ~ dance your dance!
The girl on the left here has some kankle going on, but hey, so do I !
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