Friday, July 10, 2015

PRAYER FLAGS are still waving!


Prayer Flags -- my newest 9"X12" stencil -- is taking the stage in today's post as a tool for creating still more greeting card covers.  (You can scroll down to see earlier cards that I posted recently.)


I started the same way as I had 2 days ago; after placing 2 flattened card blanks side-by-side, I taped the stencil over them so I could apply paint to both cards at once.



 This time, I chose thick gold metallic paint to spread thru the stencil, using an artist's spatula:


ABOVE:  THE STENCIL HAS BEEN LIFTED OFF THE STILL-WET PAINT AND THE 2 CARDS HAVE BEEN SEPARATED.

After the gold metallic paint had dried, I added a dollop of Golden Fluid Acrylic Quinacridone Burnt Orange:



Next, I used a terrycloth rag to spread the fluid paint across the surfaces of both cards; a close-up of one card is below:



After spreading Burnt Orange completely across the front covers of both greeting cards, I lifted off the stencil --




-- and I then quickly flipped the still-wet stencil over, using it to stamp a reverse image on another greeting card cover.  Two close-ups are shown below:


The 2 original greeting card covers now look like this:



Last of all -- after a day of several painting projects -- I decided to break my usual pattern and actually CLEAN the stencil!  I used Windex and a soft terrycloth rag.  Afterward, I liked the papers that had been underneath the stencil during cleaning; I'm keeping them to use in collages.

CLICKING ON BOTH IMAGES TO ENLARGE THEM, YOU CAN SEE MORE DETAILS, INCLUDING A WRINKLED LOOK THAT GIVES THE PAPER MORE TEXTURE.

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