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Thursday, November 19, 2015

In Dreams StencilGirl Products stencil design by Seth Apter

"All righty then" I certainly went off somewhere else on this. I wanted grizzled elements so the words emerge as from the fiery furnace. Yes I know I am wacked. Caran D' Ache neopastels grabbed on to the coat of clear gesso applied over the surface very nicely. This is my rendition of this amazing stencil created by Seth Apter for StencilGirl Products November StencilClub offering.

Monday, November 16, 2015


"Goldsmith", recycled canvas board from the thrift store, modeling paste, sculpted and textured, gently sanded back with the Groove Tool, gesso layer, gold acrylic, soft pastels, walnut acrylic stain, highlights rubbed with Guilders Paste, Inca Gold, StencilGirl Products stencil from Set01 sponged on with umber acrylic paint over StencilGirl Product S227 Mayne.

Friday, November 13, 2015


StencilGirl products S 181 Mayne, modeling paste, acrylic paint.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Breaking Bread

FIRST: to all United States Military Veterans, my sincere thanks for your service.

"Breaking Bread", StencilGirl Products S301 Carriker S020 Shaw, mixed media collage, roll off brayer foundation, crimped, torn bread shapes and punched shapes applied with matte medium, soft pastels, natural graphite, ebony pencil.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Mixed Media Compostion

Mixed media composition, color pencil, acrylic wash rolled on wiped back, dried, StencilGirl Products S187 Ward, used with gel pen, natural graphite overdrawing. This morning's exercise after visiting Seth Apter's Altered Page installment of this week's links #75.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Feather Your Nest with Kindness...

Feather your nest with kindness...StencilGirl Products: Feather, Missingman MO68 and Mayne S227. Seth Apter's Crosshatch stamp, black and white deli paper, acrylic paint, GELLI Arts oval mini plate, and gel pens. ART JOURNAL design.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Handmade GELLI plates Folio

GELLI Arts usually puts their products in a package that doubles as an appropriate storage. When I got my mini GELLI shapes plates the trays were the only part of the packaging that housed the shapes. I trimmed down the trays and adhered them inside folio. I put a grommet through each side to tie the folio closed so the cute little GELLIES won't jump out and get lost.  You know art supplies and tools need a safe place to live between jobs right?  This is 2 pieces of cardboard wrapped in cheap drawing paper, edged with duct tape.  I printed the shapes with the GELLI plates, went back to highlight with gel pens and outlined with a Faber Castell Pitt pen.