Plastic Alphabet Stencil
Mylar Alphabet Stencil
Then it was time for paint ! Yippee ! Even more fun ! For this I got out my Golden Fluid Acrylics which are just wonderful when watered down. The colors stay so vibrant ! I added in some regular craft paint and some Lumiere Metallics which have such a beautiful metallic sheen when they dry on paper. I mixed some Fluids with water in a spray bottle and sprayed that around. I slopped watery paint around with a cheap boar bristle brush and dabbed it around and sometimes off with paper towel. I love just slopping color around - it made for a great hour of relaxing time in the studio this morning.
Plastic Alphabet stencils with paint
Mylar Aphabet Stencil rubbing with paint (Love the bronze sheen!)
Mosaic Tray Rubbing with paint
Bottle Rubbing with Paint - Subtle but Interesting !
Candleholder Rubbings with Paint - Remind me of sewer covers ?
Rubber Stamp Rubbing with paint - probably my least favorite !
Picture Frame Rubbing with paint - Looks like a magic door to somehwhere...
So there you have it ! I have a beautiful pile of painted papers to work into collages and I had a great time trying out an old technique in a new way. I got to make use of tools and toys I had around the house in a different way too, just as Michelle suggested ! So join in this one ! It was great fun ! Thanks as always to Michelle, for the inspiration ! Lady, you really ROCK!
Oh yeah, check out one last pic - my dried painted paper towels after the painting process ! More collage papers to work with , a la Tracy Bautista.