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Saturday, 27 January 2018

Masks and Stencils

Hi it's Brenda here with a media board from the Kate Crane Tags kit and I have used stencils to help to create a number of mixed media layers for my background.


I began by painting raw sienna and gold media acrylic paints on the substrate and then used black acrylic through an Andy Skinner stencil.


I love this technique of creating distressed painty layers - I painted titan buff onto the card and then rubbed it onto the board - it covers some of the background and some of the stenciling ....


... and so the mottled layering begins.


 Why not mix your own colours too? Having used the black I added some vermillion and created this dark brown and stencilled the dots.


Not wanting to waste the bit left over I mixed it with pyrrole red to create this lovely burgundy shade that I used with the Tando mini cogs stencil.


A little bit of stamping and a little more monoprinted titan buff and I'm happy with the background.


But I haven't finished with the stencils just yet. I took the steampunk one by Andy and with black modeling paste created the focal image .....


... and finished with a quote and some embellishments suspended from a rusty wire hanging.


I hope you have fun with your stencils this week.


Thanks for stopping by.

hugs Brenda xxx

3 comments:

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

does your creativity know no bounds? Fabulous piece Brenda xxx

TAM said...

Stunning artwork as always Brenda. Thanks for the additional tutorial, will have to give this a go xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Love this piece Brenda, it's fabulous!