Hi creative souls, Tammy (aka Tambarambaa) here sharing my latest creation.
I’m a bit proud of this one, and I used stencils to take my arty play to the next level.
You see they guided me, gave me confidence and gave me correct dimensions to then add color. Let’s take a look…..
TCW provided me with some gorgeous goodies to play with, but the art and opinions are mine.
So I began with a blank art journal page, and I tore up some collage paper and scraps and adhered this to my page using TCW9011 Matte Gel Medium. I applied this with a spatula.
Once dry, I added TCW9001 White Gesso over the entire page, using a palette knife to spread it around.
Once dry, I added a few more scraps of collage paper, just to give a hint of color.
Next I grabbed stencil TCW970 Color Wheel and laid this over the center of my page. I used a pencil to trace around one of the circles, to give me a circular shape that will become my floral wreath.
I then mixed both TCW9001 White Gesso and TCW9002 Black Gesso together to get a grey tone.
I then selected stencil TCW823 Rose Bouquet and sponged the grey through the stencil, specifically over the roses in opposite sides of the wreath.
I then repeated this process using stencil TCW658 Jungle Vines and both the flowers and leaves from TCW914 Plumeria. I made sure they followed a circular shape to look like a floral wreath.
This becomes the base for my art. As I said above, it gives me the shapes to follow, and the correct dimensions to paint over and makes me look like a better artist than I am!
Ok time to add color!!
I began with pink roses and then added blue florals and green branches and leaves, letting the stencil patterns guide me. I felt this freed me up – instead of focusing on the sizes and placement, I could just get lost in the process.
Now I began to add loose scribbles with a water soluble pencil. Next I added water – now it really starts to come together.
I also began to add in some shadowing around the flowers and wreath shape.
Now at this point in the process, I needed to go and sort my children, and organize dinner etc, and unfortunately couldn’t get back to the project until night time. I usually like to complete my art during the day, as it provides more accurate photo colors etc, however with busy and long work days looming, I didn’t have much choice!
So let’s keep going, and please excuse the lighting!!
I basically kept adding loose lines, paint and a few dots and brush marks here and there.
The final step was to add a title and some journaling.
I decided stencil TCW921 Word Stems would be perfect – that dreamer stem suited a quote that I had in mind. I lay it down over my page and swiped TCW9004 Light and Fluffy Modeling Paste over it.
Once dry, I added my journaling and quote.
There you have it! A masterpiece!!
Let’s take a look at a few of the details…..
I hope this has inspired you today to have a go at getting a bit arty and letting your stencils guide you.
Much love and color,
Tambarambaa – TCW Design Team Member