Thursday, 1 November 2018

Remember, Remember the 5th November

We're starting the new challenge over at Stamps and Stencils today and the lovely Toni is our hostess for the month. Here's what Toni has to say about her challenge:

I've got a 'bonfire night' challenge for you this month. As a child, I used to love bonfire night. My dad would come home from work with a box of fireworks and packets of sparklers for us and we couldn't wait to get outside and enjoy the show! I'd love to see your art works based on fire and fireworks. Think bursts of colour. Let rip with the colour sprays, glitter, and paints. Let's have a bit of fun and brighten up these dark days with COLOUR ! Just remember it must be mixed media and include stamps or stencils or even both.

 Following the brief from Toni I headed straight for my journal.


I started with a selection of Fresco Finish Acrylic paints and a plastic card and scraped the colours over the gessoed page.

I picked out some stencils that I thought resembled suitable shapes for fireworks. I blocked out the base colours with Snowflake Fresco Finish then used Amsterdam Acylics to stencil on top, building up the colours.

After I'd done the large stencil I masked off an area of it and stencilled more around the edge, thinking of a Catherine Wheel and how they spin and explode from the centre. 


The white dots are done using the end of a paint brush dipped in white paint and I added the white dashes with a gel pen. I spritzed the page with various sprays and then also flicked some white paint over the page.

The text is a stamp by Yvonne Blair, stamped onto white card and the colour added with a baby wipe and Amsterdam acrylics.



I used a Stabilo pencil around the edge of the card and smudged the colour.



I hope you get chance to join us for this explosive challenge and do hop over to Stamps and Stencils to see the rest of the DT's fabulous projects.