Welcome to the StencilGirl Bloghop with Michelle Ward's NEW stencils! I am going to be showing you two things I made with her Spheres Small stencil. Oooh ~ I love me a circle and I had so much fun playing with this stencil!
In my first project, I took hot press watercolor paper and outlined the stencil in the corner, filling in with my watercolors. I then cut the paper and turned it into a card I will be happy to give someone! I might even add a quote later or words to the front.
For my second piece, I took a piece of hot pressed watercolor paper and created a page that will be in my 2014 bound journal of art pages. Kind of like an art journal, I guess, but separate sheets of creations I love, so I don't have those pages in there I don't love. Make sense?
First thing I did was a wash of aqua green. I have to admit, my husband is in Miami this week and I was dreaming a bit about the beach, feeling a little envious I was freezing next to my space heater while he was taking in the sun at the beach! So I did colors of the sea….
After I had my background dry, I began stenciling through random parts making layers in white, blue and deep turquoise until I was happy with the results.
I then cut out book paper in the shape of a vase and a flower. I wanted my flower to be very wonky. After I was happy with the composition, I glued it down.
I began shading and highlighting with blue turquoise and white around the vase.
I began adding in reds, oranges and white to create dimension in my flower.
I then decided to write my thoughts over the book paper in my own handwriting, more for me than anyone else. This also gave the vase more depth and the piece more meaning.
I cut book paper out to spell the word INSPIRE, because one of my goals in 2014 is to inspire others and be inspired.
I used my Faber Castell pens to outline and emphasize the word.
I inked the edges of the paper with Bamboo Leaves ink.
I drew in a stem and leaves, and outlined the piece with my black pen and signed it. Ready for my book! A quick, easy journal page or canvas for your art room!
May YOU be INSPIREd in 2014!
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