Hello there. Woke up this morning to a light dusting of snow, but its raining now and the skies are grey. So what better than a colourful piece of art to brighten the day?
So here goes with another of my DT samples using the lovely new Claritystamp dancer stencils. If I had to choose, then I think this one is my favourite.
Difficult to see in the photo, but I started by embossing the stencil onto a sheet of watercolour paper.
Using this faint outline as a guide, I painted the dancers with masking fluid.
Once the masking fluid was dry, I started to layer up washes made with diluted acylic paint. I used this rather than distress inks because I wanted the colours to remain true rather than blending together.
I left each layer to dry naturally before adding the next. I even added some rock salt to some layers while the paint was still wet for extra texture.
I love how you can get blends where the colours overlap even though the actual paints haven't mixed together. I then sponged some archival inks through the words stencil in the same colours.
A few little stars and splattered on some extra paint too. Rubbed off the masking fluid to reveal the dancers still white beneath.
Just added some definition with a couple of grey pencils and simply mounted onto a white card.
Hope you like it. Till next time. Xxx