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


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!