Sunday, May 3, 2015

Darlene Olivia McElroy

 Darlene Olivia McElroy is an artist whose name became important to me when I read a book she co-wrote, Surface Treatment Workshop. (It's a book I highly recommend -- available at SmileAmazon.)

Click on her name above to see her You Tube demo Demented Gold Leaf.  This video shows two ways to use stencils.  

First, she used stencils in a traditional way, with paint, to embellish the lower edge of the blue substrate she uses in this video.

That first step, already familiar to every stencil user, is not demonstrated in this video; instead, this demo focuses on her technique Demented Gold Leaf.  It's a cute title for her method of creating distressed gold leaf as a final step on a surface that's been prepared in advance.  

This is a short video well worth watching if you love to use stencils!


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