The reference guide was done on three sheets of watercolor paper. We used inks, sprays, modeling paste, color interference paste, crackle paste and embossing powder with small stencils. Two areas were painted with black gesso to show the difference between background colors and metallic mediums.
We used mediums that Seth had already experimented with and his guidance was important. Some of the pastes are new to the market and are really fantastic. One that my daughter really liked is Prima's new Finnabair Graphite modeling paste. It's the third up from the bottom left in the picture above.
This is what I did in the afternoon.
We layered the background with paint and then used stencils to create a design. I love the window. It's a Prima stencil that my daughter had. I deliberately used the gold paste randomly. I like the effect of a worn image. The graphite paste that we loved is up in the corners. Here's a close up so you can see the wonderful texture that's achieved with this new product.
Very cool, I think! Here's the last detail photo.
That gold modeling paste is very cool. Wendy Vecchi has one that is very similar to the one we used.
If you haven't jumped on the stencil band wagon you should give it a try. It's great fun and there are so many beautiful stencils out there along with great products to use with them.
Well, that's it for today. Thank you so much for visiting with me today. I hope you are having lovely spring weather where you are. We're supposed to be getting more snow tomorrow. But, next week will be much better, I'm sure ;)!