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Wednesday, 27 March 2013

On a much lighter note...

Didn't have a plan for a painting this week, so have taken the opportunity to cut out a few more stencils. 
These are A4 in size, and the leafy one was cut freehand, as was the curvy lines one, using the flap from the plastic folder :D
...and this is me playing with them on a drop sheet :D
When I don't have a project in mind, I like to play. I saw a project on one of the group pages I visit which just looked so much fun. I am calling it "Stripy Mitts" and you can see the original post HERE
Basically, you just draw round your hand....
then draw stripes across the page, curving the line as it crosses your hand shape...
and colour in the stripes. Outlining with a darker colour adds to the finished effect.
I drew the straight lines "outside" the hand shape first and this lead to a couple of lining up issues, so it is probably better to just draw them freehand and work right across the piece with each line.
Quite a fun effect don't you think :D
I used the chisel end of my promarkers to colour with, which made it quite a quick play too...
If you like the colour combi, I used Pear green/Leaf green/Tulip yellow/Gold/Honeycomb for the stripes, and Tan for the outline :D
I think we are all in need of a splash of colour at the moment, so why not give it a go...who knows where it will lead :D
Enjoy :D XXX



  1. Love the idea - love the look - love the colours. Looks like fun - and all those stencils you are making - you must have quite a variety by now. I love stencils, but too lazy to cut them myself - or perhaps just prefer to paint - perhaps I'm getting boring! Really like the curvy stencils you cut. xodonna

  2. What a great effect must try and give it a go over the Easter break with my friends.
    xoxo Sioux

  3. This is so much fun Gina! I love it! I love your tattoo too ;o)

  4. I'm still mesmerized by your tattoo! Ha! Just saw Stacy's comment and I'm glad I'm not the only one. All your colors are awesome ;-)

  5. Great idea, love the bright fresh colors.

  6. Wonderful result! thanks for sharing!