Downton Abbey has me under its spell. I have avoided it until recently and now am an addict devouring seasons as quickly as life will allow. While listening to the video of Downton Funk- okay, watching the video while pretending to straighten up the studio- I ended up with an art journal page instead of a clean studio. So I called it a good day!
Leftover paint on my brushes led to this…couldn’t bear to waste a drop of paint. I know, Downton Abbey tends to have more muted colors but the characters are oh so colorful.
My 1700’s Building stencil jumped out at me as a manor so I let my imagination run wild that it was Downton Abbey.
I did not have a stencil that said Downton so I used letters from other words on my Verbage stencil to create what I needed. Just some little Post it Notes for some quick masking.
What would Carson say! My letters weren’t perfectly spaced. I always chuckle when I see him with the ruler measuring the spacing of place settings.
I covered up the stencil breaks with a little touch of white paint…had to keep things prim and proper in honor of Mrs. Hughes…
But I can’t keep things too proper…there had to be even more color. Oil pastels added bits of color here and there with some messy smudges.
- 1700’s stencil
- Verbage stencil
- oil pastels
- acrylic paint
Yes a definite fan!
Carolyn, it is so funky, I love the art you made from the music inspiration!
As usual, I love it Carolyn. I love how you did the letters…my printing is not what I want it to be….but the stencils from stencil girl will fill in for us! Thanks for inspiring me….again!
ahahahaha! Hope they got permission from Bruno! Love that song and it was a great deviation from the original video! Thanks for sharing! Yet…his wig kinda ‘wigs me out’!
I adore your creation!! It’s aleays better to play instead of cleaning up!
As a fellow Downton fan, I love your page! I’m struck most of all by the fantastic 3-D effect created by your shading of the building windows – the structure just pops off the page! Great work, Carolyn, and thanks for sharing the fun video! 🙂
This made me laugh!! Downton has that effect! I hadn’t seen or heard about Downton Funk, loved it! Love your page too, a funky Downton, what next!! Yes, I’m a fan 🙂
i’ve recently begun watching Downton Abbey, too! Love it. Love the colour on the building.
Love your colorful Downton stencil piece and the video. Hadnt seen it before and It made me laugh. Love that song!
Makes me want to rush to SG and buy your stencil! Thanks, Sue