Just a quickie with a leafy stencil…

Just a quickie with a leafy stencil…

Hello and Happy Monday.
Thank you for stopping by.
I hope you don’t mind, but today, I really just have to play catch up, and spend some time with the family.
So I decided to simply post a piece I did a while ago, which I really, really like.
Don’t know how I arrived at this screen-print look, 
but the offset certainly helped.
I used a stencil of ours, the Dotty Leaf A5,
and I for sure used the System 3 Daler Rowney Acrylic paints.

But that’s all I know.
Oh. One other thing: it is on copy paper.
Why? Because it was the scrap I was using 
to clean the Gelli Plate in between layers of paint!
I like that. 
I don’t produce many original pieces of artwork, but here’s one!
Most of what I do can be replicated, if you know what I mean. 
By you, by me…
If an original means you couldn’t repeat it, 
then this is an original! The other thing which makes it unique, is that it wasn’t intentional, I wasn’t focussed on it at all. 
The other piece was the main attraction, 
and that wasn’t very special at all! Don’t even know where it is…

So it just goes to show. 
Note to self: start blotting on better scrap than copy paper ; 
you just never know.

Tomorrow is YouTube Tuesday.
So I hope you can join me then. 

much love,

32 thoughts on “Just a quickie with a leafy stencil…

  1. You are totally inspiring and I love the originality of the waste, there will never be any waste again its all original artwork. Have a lovely day with your family. Best wishes. Joan x

  2. Hi Barbara. This is beautiful, I love the depth of the colours, and the colours themselves. The stencil is so pretty. It's funny how some of our favourite pieces come from nowhere isn't it : ) Have a good time with the family. P is for priorities and today that is family, as it always should be Enjoy : ) Take care.

  3. Lovely Barbara and amazing for a piece of scrap. Of course we don't mind you rushing off it was good of you to pop in. Have a wonderful day with your lovely family . Love Diane xxx

  4. Barbara ALL of your work is original Artwork, that is why we were drawn to Clarity in the first place! for me the difficult bit IS making it repeatable. You do both, unique and repeatable. I do love the clean up sheets though, I have in front of me now that I just can't take my eyes off but I don't know what to do with it either. xxx Have a lovely day with your family. x

  5. This is so pretty Barbara, and it just goes to show that sometimes the scrap can be even better than the actual structured piece we are working on, so we have to look at everything with different eyes. Thank you for this, but the most important thing is to enjoy your precious time with the family. x

  6. Love this piece – I can just see it as the background and focal element on a scrapbook page, with a small photo tucked in between the leaves and some journalling around the outside frame. If only my scrap pieces would end up looking like this one day!

  7. Glad you giving yourself time with your family that is really important. I have this stencil not used yet so will have to try out. Now I am off to spend time with my son as we sort the washing from Glastonbury. I really know how to live!!. Yuk. xx

  8. I watched my daughter's mother-in-law at the crop when she was doing the Northern Lights technique and she was working on the top of a pad of watercolour paper, and creating some fantastic potential backgrounds as a byproduct. I also did my best drawing of boats in a harbour just playing on cheap copy paper – I really did regret that. So, yes, use better quality paper to play with. It is still a lovely result. xxx Maggie

  9. Hi Barb,
    I really wish my scrap looked like this! The only place mine is suitable for is the bin! Thank you for taking time to blog and hope that you have had a great day with your family – that is the most important thing. Love Alison xx

  10. well i used gelli plate last week and i thought the blotting paper looked really good actually. i always think that the copy paper pulls better prints better than anything else and that's probably because it is so thin so you can really get in all the nooks and crannies, hugs xx

  11. Barb I love this and thank you, I had ran out of copy paper and was going to buy more for this purpose as I was using cheap card. I will stick to the cheap card now thank you, but still buy some copy paper for other bits and pieces though. You are such an inspiration to me.

    Love Denise x

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