Monday, 2 October 2017

Dreamweaver Giveaway and a Mini Tut with Nanda

Hi everyone, Nanda here today to share a little tutorial with you all!

I received some awesome Stampendous and Dreamweaver stencils in the mail and ohhhhhh I was sooooo excited to use them.
Now stencils are not only for journal spreads, cards etc... but they are also great to use in fine art and mixed media paintings.
I love to use texture in my mixed media work / paintings and I don't have a whole lot of stencils so this was some SERIOUS happy mail!

I couldn't wait to start with a new piece and I took pictures of some of the steps ...yay !!

So here we go !

 - I have used heavy watercolor paper and taped it down with painters tape, I have my stencil ready and my modeling paste / texture paste.

- I have put the modeling paste over the stencil with a palette knife, but randomly, not covering the whole stencil, so it wont look too static.

- Then I have used a graphite pencil and sketched a face, also marking some of the darker areas in the face.

- Next step is to collage papers on her torso and background and go in with watered down acrylics and watered down gesso, working very slightly on highlights and shadows.

- Time to add more paint and colour in her face, refine her features, and scribble around her on the page.... I than used acrylic spray and copper spray and let it drip down on both sides. I also made some splatters in the wet acrylic spray. Another thing i did is to add some details with a watercolor pencil for some subtle shading and mark making.

- Time for the final details; I love to use charcoal pencil to make certain facial features stand out .....

- Now remove the painters tape and VOILA !!

Here are some close ups and detail shots ....


 So.... My opinion about these stencils ... They are awesome to use !
I love the fact that they are made from metal so they are very firm and I love the fact that they are easy to clean and not easy to rip or damage.

The patterns available are perfect as well, I just love the floral and swirly patterns.

The materials I used in this piece.
- Stencil from Stampendous - Batik
- DecoArt paints
- White Gesso
- Modelling Paste
- Acrylic Spray from DecoArt
- Pink neo paint, brand unknown
- Watercolor pencil inktense
- Charcoal pencil
- Palette knife

Here is a final shot of the complete piece.

I hope you enjoyed this little tutorial ... 
AND NOW FOR MY GIVEAWAY!

Leave a comment below to enter the draw to win these Stampendous and Dreamweaver stencils kindly donated by Stampendous. Open internationally until 31st October 2017.

Happy Creating !

Much Love,
Nanda
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13 comments:

  1. I love the look of the texture around the face, it draws me to look closer. The stencils look like great fun to play with

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  2. Wow - I wish I had the artist drawing ability but I might try it using other methods. Gorgeous piece! 🖤

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  3. Great tutorial. Was interested tgat you put the texture on first before drawing. This gives it a very cool free look. I would be much too controlling and have put the texture around the features which would look more contrived. Must try your way.

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  4. This is fab. Will take this as inspiration and use the techniques in the blog

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  5. Wow that’s beautiful.i wish I could draw faces like that. I keep trying but mine look ok like a 2 year olds xx

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  6. I love the textures and colors on this beautiful piece! Gorgeous creation!

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  7. what an fabulous piece and great photos of your process... your skin tones and wonderful shading on her face just make me giddy! Smile

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  8. Love your tutorial and these stencils look AMAZING!!! Would love to win them so we can try them out at my Community Art Shed :-)

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  9. Stunning piece of art, love the way you've used the stencils to create texture, the skin tones are gorgeous too! x

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  10. Beautiful.coloirs and texture x

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  11. Nanda, She is stunningly Beautiful!!! With the stenciling she reminds me of the picture The Girl With The Pearl Earring. You really have created a unique and beautiful mixed media piece! Bravo!
    Jackie ")

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  12. Awesome this is!! Fabulous face ... I am new to mixed media faces and you inspired me to try it again!! Thank you so much for sharing tutorial.

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