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Make a mess & paint around it

mixed media art painted, stamped, stenciled and painted around with black

I got this idea from a video I saw done with Dina Wakely. I first did this using the simple shape of a flower as seen below but, after it was done I liked the idea so much I decided to use a bit more of an elaborate image to paint around.

mixed media art stenciled stamped doodled and painted black around

The idea of this activity is basically to do all kinds of fun painting, collaging, stamping making what looks like a mess and then draw a basic shape on top, and paint around it leaving the shape exposed with all the cool stuff underneath. 

  • I chose 3 colors of acrylic paint and made a couple of tints with white
  • Using those colors I painted some shapes with a paintbrush
  • I then took some stencils and painted thru the stencils and dabbed some paint off with alcohol thru a stencil (I used some of the stencils I bought from stencil girl prodcucts)
  • I added a different color and did the same
  • I then took a neutral color and painted over thru stencils over some of my painted shapes
  • I put down some masks and sprayed over them with some spray ink
  • I took the wet mask from the spraying and laid it down somewhere on the page
  • I took some ripped paper from an old book sprayed it with ink, glued it down and wrote on it with exaggerated writing.
  • I put a stencil over it and dabbed in some paint
  • I then took a black stabilo ´╗┐pencil and drew a shape over the whole page. The first time  I did a simple flower (which you can see above) and the second time I did a simple city landscape. I then painted black all around which allows the grungy background to show thru.
  • In the flower picture I added some white circle stamping and in the city one it looked like it needed a moon to me so I cut one out from gold paper I had and stuck it on

Above were the basic steps I followed but, if you see there is no real formula, you can just paint, stamp, stencil and collage any way you like, create a shape and then paint around. Real simple. Any questions? Ask below

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