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Thursday, October 6, 2016
Another stencil, some gold text this time on the right hand side from Seth Apter from thealteredpage.blogspot.com
A bit of distressing & a watery layer of gesso over the transfer....part of a poem about stars (author unknown) hand written over the transfer......Dry brushed silver & gold on the legs......some more distressing with sandpaper on the edges of the washstand.....
Sunday, September 25, 2016
Time to give this old stool a new coat of paint.
All white with a black pattern on the top. I just used painter's masking tape to make the design.
Hand painted a leopard print with some coloured spots onto the legs.
Found a tutorial for the leopard print at Tracey's Fancy.
Stenciled little spots around the edge of the top.
The stool will be used as a bedside table.
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Most of the time I like to experiment just to see where it takes me.....After reading about Image Transfers thought I would have a try with a black & white photo.
After all the backing paper was removed it was a little bland & ghost like.
Which I liked but decided a darker background was needed to bring the image more into focus. Black gesso over used watercolour paper & a bird stencil over the black with white gesso made a much more interesting background.
When the image was placed over the black & white it created more depth, pushing the old building back & making it more ghost like, and this brought the girl riding her bike forward.
Once on the canvas it still needed something else.
A colourful frame..... acrylic painted over old used watercolour paper, collage frame image & a border stenciled with markers. Two subtle bird image transfers, some branches with buds & text transfer & a spotty transfer on the top at the sides to finish.Stencil Girl Products designed by Seth Apter.