Saturday, 12 January 2008


This week we cut stencils using special waxed paper. Once the drawing had been made on the waxed paper it had to be cut out using a craft knife which was time consuming and a bit uncomfortable on the index finger. I did my first stencilling using acrylic paint and a brush but it did not turn out too well so the one shown above was done using small pieces of sponge and acrylic paint. I have got another piece of waxed paper from Betty to use to make some stencils in my "tree" book. I have some ideas about how...possibly to depict oak timbers in Tudor buildings.
The other picture is of a papier mache ammonite that I made using a real ammonite as the template. The colour is various pearlescent acrylic paints rubbed on to the dry papier mache.

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