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  • Colour!

    I’ve been having fun with Carolyn Dube’s Use Your Words workshop again. This is Mondays project.

    Colour! -

    I started off creating the word ‘colour’ using my homemade stencil and acrylic paint, then masked the letters while I created the background using spray inks. Next I took a piece of yesterday’s background sheet with circles punched out of it and added a computer generated image behind to add depth. I created my quotation on the computer and cut up the words. I added shadows and outlines using a uniball eye pen and a sharpie marker.

    Lastly I added a material and thread piece with has been sitting in my cupboard waiting for a new home for about three years (how’s that for using up odd bits!). It’s a bit bigger than the page, but I quite like how it sticks up at the top! What do you think?

    By on Thursday February 21st, 2013 at 02:29 in Artistic Ramblings, CED, collage, Use Your Words - Comments Off on Colour!

    Being Brave!

    I have managed to get behind with virtually all my self-imposed deadlines at the moment, so I have decided to be very brave, not to even try playing catch up, but just to do the things I feel drawn to! So… today I finished last Friday’s assignment from Carolyn Dube’s Use Your Words workshop. This is such a cool workshop!

    Letter Background Sheet

    The first part of the assignment was to create a background sheet for cutting up. I used homemade letter stencils, white gesso, an Artist Cellar letter stencil, and gel medium. After I scanned it, I cut it up into five pieces.

    Be Brave!

    The second part was to create a journal page incorporating a collage made using a piece cut from the background sheet. My collage is made up of a hand cut tag painted with acrylic paint, the piece of background sheet, two scraps of material, some paper lace painted with acrylic paint, and a bird cut from foam and coloured using acrylic paint. The words were added using a uniball eye pen – which is supposed to be waterproof – but as you can plainly see, didn’t survive the background sprays without joining in the colour runs! (the sprays were ink and twinkling H2O’s). But I wasn’t too upset as I think the runs just add to the feeling of movement on the right hand page. What do you think?

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    By on Tuesday February 19th, 2013 at 21:08 in Artistic Ramblings, CED, Stencils, Use Your Words - 2 Replies - Leave a Reply

    Thank You!

    I knew it was a mistake mentioning how well I was doing with my faces yesterday – I’m now officially running late! But I did finish this piece for the second lesson in Carolyn Dube’s Use Your Words workshop. This workshop is just so much fun!

    Thank You! - Use Your Words 2

    I used my home made stencils combined with Twinkling H2O’s to create the word ‘Thank’ then used some plastic stationery stencils to create ‘you and for’. I hand wrote my thank you list using a uniball eye pen. Carolyn’s supply list called for Dylusion spray inks for the next stage which I didn’t have, so I made my own using drawing inks in my ranger mini misters! I think they worked quite well.

    Hopefully tomorrow I’ll manage to catch up with my faces. Watch this space!

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    By on Friday February 15th, 2013 at 01:13 in Artistic Ramblings, CED, Stencils, Use Your Words - Comments Off on Thank You!

    Faces and Letters!

    Today I have been getting really messy! In addition to creating my face for 29 faces, I’ve been playing with letter stencils.

    Face 12 - 29 Faces 2013

    I created today’s face using pencil, watercolour pencils and acrylic paint. She still doesn’t look entirely like the one I was copying, but I’m getting better!

    I signed up for this free workshop, Use Your Words, from Carolyn Dube the other day and have been having fun playing with letter stencils for the first lesson.

    Creative! - Use Your Words by Carolyn Dube

    I started off with a collage of torn newspaper which I covered with a few layers of acrylic paint. Then I started playing with stencils! As I didn’t have the letter stencils Carolyn recommended, I made my own by removing a set of chipboard letters from their holding sheet, then using the sheet as a stencil. I used the whole alphabet and numbers to create the first layer, then made the word ‘creative’ over the top in a darker colour. I finished off using an Artist Cellar stencil to create a bit of interest at the bottom of the page.

    I quite like how it looks right now, but I have a feeling I may be adding some more to it later!

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    By on Tuesday February 12th, 2013 at 22:10 in 29 Faces 2013, Artistic Ramblings, CED, collage, messy craft, Stencils, Use Your Words - Comments Off on Faces and Letters!