S is for Stencil

I had a good time playing around in my journal and talking art today. Of course, instead of tackling my planned blog topic for today which had been ‘sgraffito’, I contented myself with playing with yesterday’s embossing and stencilling experiments and arranging them in my journal.

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Relief close up

R is for Rubbing and Recycling

Several days ago I was rifling through the Net looking for a way to make my own stencils. My sister has been experimenting with stencils and moulding paste and has gotten some interesting results, so I wanted to try it out for myself. But although I have a handful of stencils here, mostly lettering stencils, I didn’t really want to be confined to other people’s creations, I wanted to make my own.

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Ice Crystal

M is for Mosaic

Do you remember those Butterfly Paintings back in B is for Butterfly? This is the next stage. Basically I created the butterfly painting in blues, let it dry, cut it up randomly with a pair of scissors, sorted the pieces by tone, painted a small canvas with graduated colour (see below for an in progress shot) and then began semi-randomly putting the pieces together.

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Painting knives

K is for Knife

Yet another project I have stirring at the back of my mind. I have impasto gel, modelling paste and now seven new painting knives. Yes, seven, I don’t do things by halves…especially when they are only $1 each – I didn’t say they were expensive painting knives 😀

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KJ's book

J is for Jewels

Jewels, glass beads, rhinestones or whatever you would like to call little bits of shiny glass, they are something I’ve had a recent interest in gluing to my artwork.

It started with a handmade book I made for my eldest daughter.

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Love by Liz Powley

H is for Happy

And Happy is exactly what I’ve been for the majority of this long weekend 😀 I’ve been merrily arting and blogging away on various projects and it has been great fun.

A couple of days ago I posted G is for Graffiti where I mentioned my first art journal page. It was based on street art and a technique demonstrated for those of us participating in the challenge.

Well, I really liked the ‘Love’ page I threw together and being me, I couldn’t just leave it there. So I created a painting.

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Love by Liz Powley

G is for Graffiti

I had some great fun yesterday. Now considering the title of this post, you might wonder what I have been up to. But no, I’m far too much of a goody-two-shoes to actually go out and graffiti anything. But what I can do is a piece of artwork in the graffiti style…well, as close as a square cucumber like me can manage.

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