Saturday, 8 February 2014

Ellen Vargo, Blazonry Stencil design.

Ever since I came across Ellen Vargo's work on PaperArtsy as a guest designer I have been a big fan. I now follow her blog and have been inspired by her use of a particular stencil by Julie-Fei-Fan Balzar.
It features the use of reduction, which is wiping off paint through the stencil.

First I applied layers of Fresco paint with the brayer. now and again I wiped off the paint through the stencil or added paint by dabbing through the stencil.

Next I stamped with Dina Wakley's "Create with Abandon" stamp in olive, and coffee archival. I used the stencil as a template, drew and cut out several of the shapes, inked the edges and glued into position.
I used Dina's stamp again in black to feature and frame the piece.
I distress inked around the work and finally added some lace as the work seemed to be lacking something.
I am now pleased with the finished result.
Thanks Ellen for yet more inspiration.



6 comments:

  1. Great collage pages Hazel

    Hope you're feeling better now xxx

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  2. Love your page Hazel, really nice colours

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  3. Ooh...this is gorgeous Hazel!
    It was lovely to meet you yesterday.
    Alison xxx

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