Friday, June 11, 2021

Summer's Flowers and Greenery

Once upon a time, it would have bothered me to see a flower printed all in one color -- bloom, stems, leaves and all.  But that was an awfully long time ago.  I got over it!  Clearly, there are many ways to present flowers ...

Above:  Made with 6" x 6" stencil Silhouette of a Wildflower Bouquetprinted over an old encyclopedia page previously coated with pale pink acrylic paint.

"Greenery" need not be green, either!  Below, this collage-built greeting card cover features a print made using "metallic" pink paint and Unfurling Leaves, one of the nine Artist Trading Card-sized stencils (plus bonus masks) that come included in 9" x 12" ATC Mixup Swatton # 1 --

Today's next art sample, below, was printed on glossy black cardstock using my 9" x 12" stencil Queen Anne's Lace and pink acrylic paint.

Above:  Step 1 -- I used a sponge to spread green interference paint across the black cardstock in the areas where the flowers would be printed.  Step 2 -- With a ruler, I drew in 3 pink lines to add drama to the background.  Step 3 -- I applied pink-tinted molding paste thru the stencil.  Step 4 -- After the molding paste had dried, I added darker pink to some areas of the flowers and stems. 

Above:  Created in 2 steps with 9" x 12" Prayer Flags stencil  and 9" x 12" stencil Branching Blossoms Silhouette.

Above:  A collage created with cut-outs from papers printed using 9" x 12" mask Garden Montage.

Below is another greeting card cover made using a cut-out from a Garden Montage print..  The vertical strip along the left edge was cut from paper printed with 6" x 6" Sprigs.

Next up:  a sheet of Yupo (a synthetic substrate) dyed with "bleeding" tissue papers and -- this time -- I've used the entire 9" x 12" mask Garden Montage:

Above:  the speckled look comes from my spraying the surface with water while the dye from the tissue had dried completely.  To learn about dyeing substrates using "bleeding tissue," check here --


Above:  Printed with Mikki's Flowers stencil (6" x 6"), which comes with a matching mask. Here the background is a page from an old encyclopedia that came with a floral illustration.

Above:  Printed with 6" x 6" stencil Quilted Flower Garden.

Above:  Made with 6" x 6" stencil Swatton Flowers Version 1.  Background: a page from an old encyclopedia that featured a botanical illustration.

Above:  6" x 6" Heron stencil printed over paper previously printed with 9" x 12" stencil Blooming Where Planted (which features abstracted versions of flowers.)

Above:  Created with 6" x 6" stencil Tiger Lily.

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