Monday, March 10, 2014


A heavy, closely woven fabric; an oil painting on canvas fabric; the support used for an acrylic or oil painting that is typically made of linen or cotton, stretched very tightly and tacked onto a wooden frame. Linen is considered far superior to the heavy cotton for a canvas.


So I might as well preface this with..."I stink at stenciling." There, I said it, it's now out in the open....::sigh::......but I need to learn, so with a less than positive attitude I got out the Authentique Flourish - Bloom paper from the A Moment in Time kit which is the softest pink color and little colorful blooms on the reverse side, ( you can see both sides here on my card ) my hoarding skills were going into overdrive as I cut into this paper! I took out the Tim Holtz Layered Stencil - Clockwork and the Tim Holtz Distress Paint - Picked Raspberry and daubbed it on, took off the stencil and groaned, what a mess!

Determined not to waste the paper I went back to my usual habits and using my Gelly Roll black pen and traced the stencil...hmmmm...getting better but it still needed something. So I took out my Koi small waterbrush and some Dylusions Bubblegum Pink and White Linen and colored in the gears. I did appreciate how the Distress paint added another layer of color through the translucent inks. 

Lastly I took a grey PITT pen and gave the gears some shadowing and cut off the glorious little quote strip which comes attached to the papers and matted it. Then watered down some Black marble spray and used my large Koi waterbrush to darken the bloom paper a bit. I actually like how it came together in the end...but can we say stressful?

4 comments: said...

I like it... :) glad it was you instead of me though.. going through the prompts in my head.. whew.. need Advil? I do love the end results!!

Anna said...

Sandee, I love this! What a great color combo, and I love all the depth and shading.
I'm not so hot with stencil and paint either...I'm much better using gesso and modeling paste with them. Anything that is a bit thicker based.
I think part of the problem is that I don't use light enough coat with paints, and FORGET using sprays. What a mess!! LOL
But really, I think this turned out just perfect!

Jean said...

Love how you kept working with it! Love that quote strip. I saved mine too.

Unknown said...

I think it's great. I don't even notice where you think you messed up!!. Awesome job :)