Today marks my final post as a design team member for Artistcellar and my very first post as part of a blog hop! Confetti! Tears! Confetti! Tears!
Those clever kids over there managed to snag an amazing papercutter, Béatrice Coron, as their newest signature artist. She has done a couple of awesome TED talks, check them out here and here! She is 12 kinds of adorable.
SO ARE THESE STENCILS! OMG!
They are, in order of appearance, Painter, Housework, Online, and Dancers. So SO so cute.
I decided to go with a funky canvas and chose the Painter stencil. I started by brayering black paint onto a 6 x 6 canvas panel:
I love how grungy that looks! I laid down my stencil and carefully applied white acrylic paint with a makeup sponge:
And then, without moving the stencil, dabbed on some turquoise acrylic with the same sponge:
I removed the stencil and was left with this lovely bit of lovely:
I LOVE how shocked and/or awed the lady skeleton looks. I sort of wanted to keep it like that, but then this would be a really short post, so I started filling in bones using the flat edge of a paintbrush:
I also gave them big heads.
I used acrylic paints to give them little skully heads and gave the guy a Dali mustache just because that is the kind of mustache I would have if I could grow a mustache.
One of my favorite parts of Day of the Dead art is the flowers (sometimes I am SUCH A GIRL), so I gave her a flowery headdress and gave him a flowery boutonniere:
I could not get over the idea that the lady skeleton was scandalized over whatever Dali Guy is painting, so I thought long and hard about what would scandalize a skeleton and came up with this:
If you can't make it out, it says, "his portraiture was scandalously fleshy" ... hahahahhahahaaaaaaa!
I finished it off by using Distress Stain to age the text a bit:
And there you go!
HEY SO NOW A GIVEAWAY!
You can win the full set of stencils by leaving a comment! I will use random.org to pick a winner on October 1, 2014! WOOT WOOT!!
For more chances to win, be sure to visit the other blogs on the hop! VISIT THEM REGARDLESS because they are awesome, every last one of them!
September 20th – Lisa Cousineau, www..com/wp
September 21st – Jill K Berry – jillberrydesign.com/
September 22nd – Janet Ghio – www.janetsartplay.blogspot.com
– Cheryl Sleboda – http://.muppin.com
– Sarah Trumpp – WHOA that's me!!!
– Diana Trout – www.dianatrout.typepad.com
Don't forget to leave a comment with a working email address to win! GOOD LUCK!!