"Stencil-and-scrape" is how I've dubbed this approach to using stencils; I've blogged about this technique before, but today's post differs in several ways, mostly in that here I'm creating translucent papers for my large collages on canvas.
Why translucent papers? Because I build multi-layered abstract artworks, and I want to lay translucent papers over earlier layers so that portions of those earlier layers will show thru the papers. This adds depth and interest to an artwork.
Today I'm using that technique with my 9" x 12" StencilGirl mask Tangled Pods L344.
In an effort to ward off potential confusion, I'll start by showing my entire Pods series:
Tangled Pods L344 looks like this--
Its reverse image, my 9" x 12" stencil Dangled Pods L490, looks like this--
Then there is my 6" x 6" Small Tangled Pods s582, a mask that looks like this ....
And there is its 6" x 6" reverse image -- my stencil Small Dangled Pods s581:
In the two photos below, I show the first scrape and the second scrape; the credit card has been pressed into the paint at the top of the tissue and scraped downward over the tissue, with enough pressure to capture the contours of the stencil openings.
The method of waterproofing I chose was to spread matte gel over the surface:
Below are the papers created with the stencil-and-scrape technique -- with acrylic paint ....
Below are two collages on canvas made with these papers --
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