I was thinking about the fact that I so often make stencils Using my Cricut. Not everyone has one, so I was thinking of stencils I could make with other tools. I thought about windows, and my Nestabilities.
So I took a filmstrip die – now this die cuts as a rectangle, and I thought that would suit my purposes.
On a Gessoed page I sponged on dark green paint
Replacing the stencil but shifting it slightly (I know I saw this someplace – could have been a Stencil Girl video but it’s been a while so I’m not sure) I sponged some lighter lime green paint over it. They key here is that you need good coverage and heavy bodied paint.
It gives it a bit of a halo effect. I added some olive-green Pitt pen, smudged along the join of the two paints for a little more depth, but given how much I layers over it, it was perhaps a wasted step!
I scribbled some purples onto the background
and blended them with a baby wipe, letting some of the purple skitter over the rough texture of the page
Then I carried on with the usual – some stencils, some stamps, some punchinella stenciling, some tiny scripty text, and some BIG stamps in black. That gave me a nice complex background. Over a particularly busy area, I stencilled a face that I cut (sorry, back to the Cricut, but this time with SCAL tracing the image.
I masked the lower compass so it (I hope) looks like it’s in front of the face. I stamped the “title” – do you call it a title when it’s and AJ page? I do, but more as a way to call a particular page to mind, less as a TITLE, IYKWIM.
Now off to file paperwork. And maybe try to finish up the last two cards from the Marathon – although cause I have to photo of the sample and only the barest memory of what the cards actually looked like, that may all come to nothing…..