Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Squirty Squirt

I usually struggle to be messy but I really enjoyed working with spray mists. I used one leaf & swirl stencil that was only 2x8 inches long to make my background. I kept turning it and flipping it to vary the design. Occasionally, when I wanted to flip the stencil over, instead of wiping it clean,Ii would use the ink that had clung to the plastic stencil as a stamp and press it to the paper.  That resulted in a second textured layered appearance. This is a great way to not waste any of your ink.  The next time I use mists and stencils, I will get a second 12x12 sheet to stamp off the excess ink.  That way I'm making two backgrounds at the same time.  I also did a bit of machine stitching to emphasize the rays of light that appeared to be spotlighting the dancers. The rays were a great unplanned result of the stencil. You will notice there is a lot of metallic on this page and I embellished with skeleton leaves, gold netting, variegated metallic thread, & wire spirals.  The sprays are flying today at Practical Scrappers. Stop by and take a look.

1 comment:

Deborah Johnson said...

Totally cool!!! Your misty background is just totally cool!