When ideas are going through your head, they do not always translate to the palette, in more ways than one! Here is a gooder...
Using water on Yupo again, I adhered torn copies of the Traci Bautista stencil Soulful Scribbles (L608) that I scanned on my printer. Using a good amount of water with the Golden Soft Gel Medium I placed them down.
Using Dina Wakley's new color release (Sedona) and a very wet palette, I applied a heavy coat using a crosshatch motion with my brush strokes.
Now using the stencil. I started wiping away some of the color.
I really like the image/texture you get when you start cleaning before it is dry. And for a change, I actually dry it a this point.
The addition of Peacock...
hmmm, not really happy at this point - not liking my color choices. Just a tad too dark for me.
So I start to pull off using the same stencil, continuing to move, turn, flip and flop it over the paper.
Another layer of the the scanned stencil goes down in hopes of saving it...
The addition of Eggplant to the rescue?
Can you say HOT MESS?!?!
Stencil to the rescue? I start to clean up some of the color rubbing it off through the stencil with a baby wipe.
I added some Olive, thinking it would help....
I had way too much paint, not to mention moisture so was really getting a hot mess on here.
Stencil back to the rescue, along with a good amount of baby wipes!
Seriously Wendy...I was about to abort the piece...
When it doubt...fix it with white!!
I started applying white paint with my palette knife and tried to mimic some of the marks from the stencil ...epic fail!
So why not just add yet another lay of the scanned stencil to save the day?! Nope...
Heavy Gesso it is! And a good heavy coat of it!
Using my favorite mark making tool (the flower pick), I started making marks again similar to the stencil itself. Again, I was about at a loss here...
Stencil it is!
Putting a sheet of Deli Paper over the stencil, I burnished it with my had to see if I could pick up some of the paint and hopefully leave some texture behind.
Success....however, now what can you do with that?
Why, bring yet another stencil into the mix of course! Traci Bautista's Soulful Scribbles Let Go (L607) and a baby wipe to take away some of this mess (hopefully).
Now we're talking! Liking were it was going finally.
Really like how the white tone the sharpness of the color palette I had chosen.
Now I used my bray in a why I like and that is to simply roll it over the entire substrate while still wet and blend it all together. I also added some of the Olive back into the mix to take away the starkness and provide some depth.
As some layers began to dry, the textures started to show through.
Of course I need to add more color....I just couldn't leave this one alone! You can even see some scribble marks in here as I was trying everything in my arsenal to save this!
okay...stencil to the rescue? yet again!
Getting there...look, I was scrubbing so hard I started pulling up the layers of previously adhered papers!
Time to add some more color, this time I blended Buff & Olive together.
Only applied it in strategic areas and then used the stencil to pull some off of course.
Needless to say, I have pulled yet another stencil, Traci Bautista's Soulful Scribbles Unfold (L609)
Hope you are still with me, because needless to say, I am still not happy with how this is going. So the addition of Magenta to the rescue (I hope) along with the stencil & baby wipe!
One last ditch to save it...the addition of white! Just a little through the stencil , picking and choosing the areas of the stencil I wanted to fit with my lines.
SUCCESS!! Finally! I know I turned the stencil and the paper so many times I no longer even knew which way was up anymore. And do you want to know the funniest thing? From start to finish....
...it took me 67 minutes!
It may not be one of favorites, but knowing what I went though, I must say I am happy (enough) to finally walk away from it. You will no doubt see pieces of it in the future, somewhere in my art.
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