Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Too Soon to Think about Christmas? Nah! Consider using Stencils and Masks with Metallics ...

Today's post touches on metallic paints and oil sticks --

Above:  This 3-dimensional art sample was later cut down for use on the cover of a Christmas card.

In developing the art sample above, I started with molding paste and my 6" x 6" stencil Quilted Flower Garden.  After the paste had dried, I used two metallic oil sticks, silver and red, applying them straight from the sticks, then rubbing them into the surface with my finger (while wearing nitrile gloves.) 

Metallic crayons might work, too.  Being harder than oil sticks, they would have a different effect.

My oil sticks are Shiva brand, but probably other brands are available.

Below is a collage Christmas card.  The king on the far left was cut from scrapbook paper that had originally been white with gold marbling.  The middle king was cut from blue paper embellished with heavy-body silver metallic paint, with my 6" x 6" Marbles 6 Stencil.  Both the left king and the right king were cut from papers that had been printed with another 6" x 6" stencil of mine, Sprigs.

The art sample below started as a piece of plain red paper.  I used silver metallic paint to establish a casual-looking background.  After that paint dried, I made a print on it with dark blue acrylic paint and my 6" x 6" stencil Heron.

I used the same technique to create another Christmas card --

Stencil used above:  6" x 6" Bonsai Tree s198

Below is a very faint metallic piece, made with gold acrylic paint and another 6" x 6" stencil of mine, Sassy Spray


In its entirety, Marbles 6 Stencil looks like this --

Above:  Used in the Magi Christmas Card

And Sprigs (6" x 6") Stencil, in its entirety, looks like this -- 

Above:  Used in the Magi Christmas Card

Quilted Flower Garden (6" x 6") --

Above:  Used in the art sample at the top of this post.

6" x 6" Sassy Spray  (used with gold metallic paint on a red background in 4th art sample from the top of this post) ....

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