Sunday, January 20, 2013

Working with stencils and gesso.


I'm working with 'claudine hellmuth's' Studio gesso.
I am loving it. It is gesso, but with a little more paste
than what I'm used to working with. As a result, I'm
getting  a really nice raised stencil effect.


I positioned the stencil where I wanted it. Next I
scooped on about a tablespoon of gesso and smoothed it
down with an old credit card. Remove the stencil and
there it is! I used a smaller stencil for her crown.

Paint a layer of mod pog over both pages.
Next came layers of paper, painting the girl, more stencils, 
walnut ink (splattered on with a tooth brush) and add the words
or message of your choice.
I'm listening to the message in my head.
Happy new week to everyone.
xo
karen

4 comments:

  1. This is beautiful. The colors, her face, the layout... all of it.

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    1. Thank you so much! I love working in those colors of umber, golden, creams and rust. Thank you for the sweet comment!

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  2. this is soooo good. do you think this gesso is different than the textured paint we used in faux finishes?

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    1. Hey Kim. I don't remember much textured paints when we were working together... I do know that this one is cool because it doesn't lift off the page, even when I bend it in half. I'm looking forward to using this gesso again. Maybe we could gesso together.

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