I loved playing with my new and secretly new favorite Hamilton Stencil and tons of spray paints.
I pasted a piece of deli paper on top on which I had drawn.
I love how reapplying the stencil and spray partly with different colors and then repeating the process a couple times makes the pattern look so dimensional. It is my favorite thing about using spray paint.
Once in a while I thought I would share with you some nifty finds – like an Artist who’s work caught my eye…, some Inspiration or the what, when and where that caught my eye and got my creative juices flowing, and Tools & Techniques I am currently digging like a new way to use a material or an application that I’m taking away. Hope you enjoy this.
I am taking a watercolor class and my teacher told us in the first lesson to check out John Singer Sargent’s watercolor paintings.
John Singer Sargent, The Bridge of Sighs, c. 1903–04
I loved his work before but looking closer of his works with watercolors just made me swoon. Look at the wonderful light and the movement in his figures. Check out his watercolors – Gorgeous!
YOU :) I love showing some old finds on my instagram story while decluttering my studio and asking you what I should do with certain things I have been storing forever. Recently I showed an old silver cigarette case and you came up with so many fun ideas.
A lot of them were art supply storing ideas and I will show you soon which art supply I will actually store in it. Tip…it won’t be what is in the picture- LOL
As I am working on different Pattern Books for my stencils I have rediscovered my love for spray paints yet again.
I do have some low odor acrylic spray paints and it is such an easy and fast way to create patterns with stencils. Now that I have a bit more space again on my workbench and right in front of the window it is the perfect time to get those yummie spray cans out again.
What are you currently digging? See you soon again with some new finds!
An art journal page that I created after the marches last month happened. I love that Art Journaling can be a way of taking note of current events in a visual way – and as you know I am not much of a writer in my art journal because a lot of my thoughts and feelings are conveyed by the colors, paints and techniques I am using.
I spray painted the background in blue and then sprayed in red through my Santiago Stencil – I flipped it over while the paint on top was still wet to get a reverse pattern.
Some obstructed notes with a gold gesso and a thick brush and then I filled in all the areas with patterns using a white signo pen.
It was a nice and meditative time to fill in the page with white little patterns, marks and doodles :)
It is always good to keep an open mind – don’t you think?
For this art journal spread I played with my still fairly new Montana spray paints. I do like their look as they are matte and result in a pretty soft look.
You can see a free video on how I created the page and my thought process while doing it in the free classroom accompanying the challenge if you haven’t yet. You can sign up here . The videos and class room are still available until the end of July.
Not a color combination I use often but I really like it …maybe a little bag like this would be cool?
Here are the supplies I used for the spread -some of them are affiliate links:
Pretty much how I want to feel right now with everything!
This spread started out as a demo page at my workshops in San Jose in January . I actually showed how to use spray paints with stencils and we used some Montana water based spray which I really fell in love with. They have a matte finish – and the look is so different from the look of the more shiny glossy finish of my Liquitex Spray paints. Plus…they come in those mini spray cans! I am still debating if I should buy those…because I do have…enough …spray paint…but ….you know ;)
I used the Versailles Stencil on the left and the Buenos Aires Stencil on the right. I added some of the background color and added it with my finger to the middle top, smoothing it out and bringing both sides together by journaling over that part.
This page makes me happy – happy memory from the process of making it and my awesome students , happy colors and good message :)
Here are some of the supplies I used for this spread – some links are affiliate links