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 selected stencil TCW823 Rose Bouquet and sponged the grey through the stencil, specifically over the roses in opposite sides of the 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.
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