I have been a busy girl, so far, this year. I have created 14 new patterns that I will start sharing soon.
I am working on my last immediate project, due this weekend, so while waiting for paint to dry--yes, it is a reality in my little corner of the world--I created this sweet little girl.
I forgot to take pictures of step by step...sorry...
I told you about my friend from Italy, Franca Marzi, sending me her stencil.
I could not wait to use it.
I used all Deco Art products.
I attached the paper with Decoupage.
I added some drips and then used Fluid Acrylics Burnt Umber mixed with Glazing Medium to "stain" the piece and to make it grungy.
I added dictionary pages on the side.
I cut strips into scallops.
I also put a scalloped strip across the top.
I stenciled the design with black.
I lightly painted around the design with thinned Antique White.
Layers and layers of paint on her face--at one point, she looked like Groucho Marx! 🤤
Whew, I am glad it is JUST PAINT!
I used my new Stencil Girl stencil to add a few words...
An Americana stencil to add daisies..
A stabilo pencil to add shading...
A stabilo pencil is so much fun. It is activated with water, so if you use it, you have to spray your piece with a fixative! You can get the pencils at Dick Blicks, or probably anywhere that sells art supplies. The one I have is 8008.
This was fun!
Hey, if you are a painter, go buy my friends pattern. It is her first one. It is a cutie. Show her some LOVE.
I don't do a lot of things right, and I make more mistakes than I should, but I am pretty good at encouraging my friends, so help me encourage her.
Here is the link to go buy her pattern
Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the world!
I wish you friendship...blessings...peace...wonder...
I am simply blessed
to create~charlotte ♡