My goal this weekend was to work on these prompts from Rae Missigman's Art Marks 30 Day Challenge. As you can see from the picture, I didn't get near as many completed as I had hoped!
Woke up Saturday morning ready to go and did 7 prompts over the course of the day. I was on a roll and am sorry to say I didn't not take many photos along the way. I will do my best to list the products I used.
Prompt #1 - Clustered
I started out thinking I would just used gelatos, distress crayons &/or Art Crayons as my go to tools for this challenge. I didn't last long. I didn't like how they where mixing with my stencils, so out came my Dina Wakley Media Heavy Body Paints! They make me happy. I applied White using a keycard and really scrapped and scratched them into the base I had already started, it gave a muted look which I was happy with. I them started pulling out some of my StencilGirl stencils (S330 Modern Buds, M080 Repetition S376 Hashmarks) that I figured would work for this prompt. I used Lemon, Ruby & Night. Once the colors were dry, I used my Sharpie Extra Fine Point Marker to make some marks (doodles and scribbles) along with my Pilot MultiBall Pen. I do not carry these in my shop, but a good substitute is the Fudeball or UniBall in black.
Prompt #2 - Repeating
This next one I really struggled with and am really not happy with, but as you all know, I tend to just turn the page instead of worrying about a page too much....this is one of those pages! I used Dina's paints in Magenta, Sky & Elephant. The colors look off as I did not clean the stencil or the sponge after each application. The stencil is from Carabelle Studio, Edge Template - Rounder (TEE0005). I then created a repeating pattern with one of my black markers. This is the point when I simply decided to turn the page and move on.
Prompt #3 - Layered
This has many many many many and yes, many layers of paint and stencils. I used more StencilGirl stencils in circular pattens and used a different color for each. I started with Lemon, then went to Lime, then Magenta, Tangerine, Blackberry Violet and finally Night. The Blackberry created a bit of mud in areas, so I used White and rubbed it in with my fingers to soften it up in areas before I started my doodles. I doodled using my Sharpie Extra Fine Point in White and then a Pebeo 4Artist Marker in Black & Green. The fine doodles are of course the Pilot MultiBall.
Prompt #4 - Stacked
This one was a blast! I actually stacked stencils on top of themselves then applied the paint through what pattern it created. Thankfully I actually took a few more photos of this one along the way. Each time I used a color I either switched the stacking sequence or added another stencil. I used Dina's Lemon, Ruby & Black. Stencils were Crafter's Workshop (TCW547 Repeating Pods), StencilGirl (#L301 Circles Circles ) and Dyan Reaveley (sorry, will have to dig it out and find the product number).
Here I added for a finishing (almost) touch is another Crafter's Workshop stencil - Art Is in 6x6" then again just added some more black. Really like how it completes the layers...oops, I mean stacks!
Thinking the page needs some pop, so I used the Sharpie Fine Point in White and Pebeo 4Artist Marker in Yellow to doodle a few of the patterns, happy with it and moving on!
For this one I really wanted to go out of my comfort zone and go more towards the pastel palette. I used a fair amount of gesso so it was a good base of white and when I apply the Dina paints with a sponge through the stencils they tend to take on a pastel look. I used the Crafter's Workshop stencil Positivity (#TCW687) with the following paint colors - Lime, Magenta, Lemon and Turquoise.
It was a little to blah for me, so I added some punched pop dots that I downloaded from Roben Marie's site and glued them down. Once everything was dry, I began to doodle. Again, using my Sharpie, UniBall, Pilot MultiBall &/or 4Artist pens/markers.
Prompt #6 - Black & White
For this one I used a stencil from StencilGirl called Circle Web (#L404), I gesso'd by page in white then applied a good coat of Dina's black paint with a craft sponge so it was very dark. Then I lifted the stencil and spritzed it with water and laid it face down on the opposite page. The areas that did not come through I simply filled in with a black marker. Once it was all dried, I used the White Sharpie on the black and the Stabillo All Graphite pencil on the white. blended with my wet finger and called it done. It was a pretty quick page and really like the results.
Prompt #7 - Arrow like
For this one I once again used a variety of stencils - Crafter's Workshop stencils (TCW227 Chevron, TCW687 Positivity) along with StencilGirl (M077 Look Here Trio) and used Dina's Lemon, Ruby & Black for colors. It was very dark and busy so I ended up adding white gesso over top that I simply applied using my finger just covering up in certain areas to create a look I liked in the end. I then added doodles using my usuals - Sharpie, Pebeo & Pilot MultiBall.
That's it for Saturday - will do my best to get back on here tomorrow for Sunday's creations. There were some good ones!
For now, thanks for sticking around - be sure to follow the links back to the shop for items used on these pages. Have a great day and stay creative!!