Welcome to my part in the Andrea DeMeng Stencil Release Bloghop. I received the Dia De Los Muertos stencil to use in a piece.
In case you are not familiar with the meaning, Dia De Los Muertos means Day of the Dead and it is a holiday celebrated in Mexico. The belief is that the gates of heaven are opened at midnight on October 31 and the spirits of all deceased children are allowed to reunite with their families for 24 hours. On November 2, the spirits of the adults come down to enjoy the festivities that are prepared for them. Preparations include altars decorated with candles, buckets of flowers, fruit, and big Day-of-the-Dead breads. Little folk art skeletons and sugar skulls are also part of the display and offering. For more information on this holiday and beliefs click here.
I decided to my project on a canvas bag.
I began by placing the stencil on the bag and outlining it with a stabilo pencil and filling it in with black gesso.
I then combined Daler Rowney Fluorescent Pink and Modeling Creme Pearl together and scraped it through the stencil on top of the black gesso.
I secured my stencil down to the canvas with masking tape.
I am loving the contrast in colors here.
I then took some Golden Fluorescent Green paint and Jessica Sporn's Squares and Circles stencil and went around the black to add some texture and contrast. I loved the Aztec look of this stencil and thought it fit perfect with the feel of the piece.
I repeated again all the way to the edges with the fluorescent pink.
StencilGirl Talk will be giving away Andrea's new designs. Two lucky winners-one will receive a set of the new 6"x 6" stencils and one lucky person will receive a set of the new 9" x 12". ALL COMMENTS on the hop are eligible for the giveaway!! The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to win.
I am doing a giveaway too. If you follow me on Bloglovin' you will be entered to win this bag I made. If you already follow me, you are already entered to win! My giveaway and the StencilGirl Talk Giveaway will close on Sunday, April 6th at 11:59PM Central Time.
Be sure to keep hopping along and discovering all the great stencils and creations!
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