Wednesday, 8 July 2009


Some backgrounds I made for a swap. I used watercolour paper for this background. The pattern is made from a thin plastic stencil I have. I first sponged gesso through the stencil over most of the paper. After it had dried I sprayed the sheets with three colours of Radiant Rain which has a bit of a shimmer as well as colour. When that was dry I sponged a dark blue acrylic paint through the stencil and left to dry again. Finally I mixed some of the blue paint with some black lava texture gel and used a palette knife to apply it over some of the blue paint. This all gives a layered effect and some texture too.


Carol said...

Love your background and the colors are luscious!!! So glad I'll be getting one of these. Thanks for sharing how you made it.

Shoshi said...

Imaginative use of a stencil to add texture with gesso! The whole effect is gorgeous.

I love your grungy designs, Fiona. Really free-form and lovely use of colour too!