Use your hot glue gun to make a pattern on a not stick surface. Make sure the edges of the glue pattern touch so it will be in one connected piece. When it is dry and cooled, carefully peel it from the non-stick surface. This is your new stencil. I laid it on paper and sprayed it with Dylusions ink from Dyan Reevley. You can make any pattern you want. So fun!!! Marla
I finally have been working on some things once again. Funny how life gets in the way of art sometimes. I love the new mini distress ink pads that Tim Holtz and Ranger have released this year so I decided to participate in the June tag. You can check out the process on Tim Holtz's blog http://timholtz.com/12-tags-of-2014-june/. I used Tim's crocodile stencil #22 to apply the watercolor background then using a blending tool added Wild Honey distress ink on top. The other variation that I used was the little boy on this TH stamp was solid black so I painted the inside space with white gesso then proceeded to paint the image with the water brush with distress ink. Hope you enjoy and be sure to check out Tim's blog because his work is truly amazing!
I have been having some fun working with Dina Wakely's "Garden Grunge" stamps. Here are some of the ATC's I have done this past week. Most started with a stenciled background. I used gesso, torn dictionary paper, fabric, stamped images, whitewashed some, and added rub-ons to others. I was happy with the results and plan to do a series of these to be included on a larger piece. Love these wonderful images Dina has created. My local stamp store "Wishful Thinking" in Nashville, IN carries Dina's complete line of stamps so of course I had to have them all (a decision I don't regret for a moment). Hope you can find them near you, but if not, Wishful Thinking will ship them to you or you can order online at Stampington & Co.. Have fun with them! ~Carol
Well, I finally did it! I got a canvas done for Dina Wakley's "Out of the Journal" challenge. I started with stencils and spray inks to get a colorful background.
Then I painted some flowers that I had taken a picture of earlier in the season.
First I started painting with a brush but then switched to my fingers. There is just something theraputic about getting your fingers in paint. I have lots to learn but I enjoyed the challenge. Be sure to check out Dina's blog to see Dina's canvas and other participants.