Thanks for popping in. Change is a-coming. You can feel it in the weather today. The temperature dropped and the clouds rolled in. Time to put a jumper on, maybe put the flip flops and sandals away.
Thought I’d make some simple stencil art this evening, to reflect the shift in the weather patterns – and in our lives again.
It seems we are hitting a stormy patch again, and while the birds fly away to warmer climes, we must close our doors and stay safe, out of harm’s way.
My God, am I glad I have my art and craft ! Imagine not having your crafting ! Doesn’t bear thinking about.
She takes a painty scrap, a mop up from earlier, and decides that’ll do. If you stare at it long enough, it starts to reveal the landscape that it is…
Position the Bird Tree Stencil where you think it sits well, and secure with masking tape.
Then it’s time to pound black Archival ink (new delivery in, better and wetter this time) through the shapes with a make-up sponge or one of our Spot-on sponges. Pound-a-pound-a-pound. Smearing or wiping won’t work. For a solid black opaque result, you have to pound-a-pound-a-pound…
Needs a few clouds in the sky. Out with the turquoise acrylic paint and the brayer. I know. What a mess! You can say that again. And the artwork.
This is where you chop it up till you like it! I think this partial art, this using part of the image, is so much artier than the full monty. The trick is to cut it away little by little, half an inch at a time, till the little voice in your head says STOP!!!! You just need to listen carefully…
Add a meaningful word or two from the FEEL GOOD FACTOR WORD STicKERS
This art is from me to you. Keep calm and carry on. Keep calm and carry on. And thrice I say: Keep calm and carry on. It’s the only way forward. What is the opposite? Freak out and grind to a halt? Well now, that would be pretty fruitless. No point at all at all. So let’s keep calm and carry on TOGETHER.
Here’s a little bloggy offer on this stencil and its friend, the butterfly tree.
See you tomorrow at 10am in the SHAC-Shack if you’re free. Let’s crack on with those lovely mallard ducks!
Love and hugs