I started out by coating my pages with gesso and adding gesso’d Xs to each page. Next I masked my heart with post-its and used spray paints to color the base yellox (oxide) and blue. Spray paints are new to me and I’m enjoying getting to know how they work. After the paint dried, I added gel medium through the numbers portion of the stencil. In this photo it’s still white/wet before drying clear:
One of my favorite parts of the stencil looks like snakeskin. Check out the random texture it added to my heart:
I am also loving the numbers portion. After the gel medium dried, I colored the numbers using Dylusions Ink Sprays in a water brush. Love the raised effect and how the stamping beneath the numbers shows through.
In addition to stamping, I used Michelle Ward’s Circle 9 Stencil, which has all these great ‘burst’ types of circles like the two shown below. I first spray painted them yellow, and then moved the stencil slightly and went over them with jet black Archival Ink.
I’ve also used Nat Kalbach’s Crackle stencil, several colors of Ranger Archival Inks, Color Wash, Distress Markers, Gelatos and a black Posca paint pen. When I was all finished, I put my stencil back over the Gesso’d blue Xs, masked off the surrounding areas, and spray painted them yellow.
I had a lot of fun playing with Seth’s Numbers Stencil and am looking forward to seeing what all the other Blog Hop participants have made. As always, StencilGirl has a giveaway on their blog and you can increase your chances to win by commenting on each of the particpants’ blogs. Here are the links:
Marjie Kemper (you are here)
Janet Joehlin (go here next)
You’ll find info on my upcoming classes in CT, NH, and MA here: Teaching Schedule.
Last but certainly not least, thanks very much for your support and virtual hugs on my 9/11 post about my mom. I really appreciate your support and your comments do mean a great deal to me.