I moved into an office for my day job and now I have walls to hang art. This was the inspiration for this project. I was first creating a colorful abstract but in the end it turned black and white.
I used the following stencils and pastes for this project:
- TCW913 Lilacs
- TCW860 Lavender
- TCW862 Maidenhair Fern
- TCW9005 White Modeling Paste
- TCW9009 Black Modeling Paste
The Crafters Workshop provided me with stencils and mediums to create this project. The opinions I share are solely my own because I do love to use them.
To add a little more interest, I decided to marble the modeling paste. To marble, I used black and white modeling paste and loosely mixed it. Although mixing works, I found that if I lay the modeling pastes side by side and pick up a little of each on a credit card works so much better. I used a swirling motion as I added the paste through the stencil designs.
As you swirl the modeling paste through the stencil it creates a beautiful marbling look. When it’s dry, it looks great!
My canvas size is 24″ x 24″ and the bottom is black. To add the flowers, I add the flowers to one side of the canvas and then start more on the opposite side. Your modeling paste must be dry in order to continue to add more. Tip: Flip your stencils over. Use both sides. This gives flowers movement.
As you can see I use blue painters tape which helps keep the line straight and keep the modeling paste in its place. It also helps when I need to add a small leaf or flower here and there if there are large open spaces I don’t like.
When using modeling paste with blue painters tape, it’s important to remove the tape while it’s wet. If you wait for it to dry, it could pull much more of the paste that you want to happen. It will be must harder to fix.
It’s definitely not finished. It’s been put to the side as I start a companion piece. I try to create both pieces together but I always end up finishing one before the other. When I can place both pieces side by side that’s when I decide what I need to add or subject from the pieces.
If you are wondering where the Maidenhair Fern stencil is in this piece, look in the black area. When I sprayed the black paint with water, the fern popped from behind the paint. I loved the way it looked so I kept it.
I hope you try to create your own faux marbling with modeling pastes. Can you image all the colors you can create with paint and clear modeling paste! WOW I’m so excited are you?
Thank you so much for stopping by!
The Crafters Workshop Design Team