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Deco Art Traditions Texture!

I was just playing around with stencils.  No plan.  Just playing.  Actually avoiding what I “should” have been doing…I tend to grab book pages for playing.  I was using Deco Art’s carbon black traditions paint when I noticed how matte it was when it was dry. The photo does not do it justice.

What if I used a very shiny/slick paint on top of it?  Golden’s Fluid Acrylics dry very slick, especially when I use a thicker application.  Add a  JudiKins swirl stamp and paint, and viola!  The camera doesn’t show the subtle textures but it is very tactile.

I had planned to so lots of these based on how much paint I squirted out on my palette.  That plan was thwarted because I loved the mask so much I had to let it dry so I could use it later in an art journal.   I guess I’ll have to cut some more and find somewhere to slather paint….

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  • Karis June 19, 2011, 4:10 am

    What a lovely result! Did you cut the stencil mask from a picture?

  • Carolyn June 19, 2011, 1:35 pm

    I found a great stencil website – spraypaintstencils.com They have very complex to very simple. This one was extremely simple. I just printed it on index card weight paper and cut it out with an exacto knife.

  • Gina June 21, 2011, 4:17 pm

    LOL@ Journal Man! He is looking rather handsome in his paisley stamped suit! Thanks for visiting and sharing the link above.

  • Lynda June 22, 2011, 9:41 pm

    Love this!!

  • Cynthia June 23, 2011, 12:09 am

    That is just amazing. I am totally in love with that man. 😉

    I spent a bit of time looking back through your posts. You come up with the most ingenious techniques!! Really and truly–thank you for sharing your pages and creations!