Yes, I had so much fun with my layered piece that I decided to do it again on another 12 x 16 canvas. First layer--
This butterfly stencil is actually a wood cutout that I found at Michaels--and they had a wide variety too--a great effect when you spray paint over them. Second layer--
Actually, there's probably a lot of layers here--this is where I play around and try out different techniques, just to experiment to see what works and what doesn't, knowing that it will be all covered up, but noting any color combo or technique that I want to remember. And then one more layer..
I probably could of left it as it was, but at this point, I had a plan, and here's how it ended up--
I've really been enjoying making art like this, because I work on it and then leave it for a day or so, and keep coming back and in the meantime I work on another piece of art completely different than this.......like the one from my new workshop that I'm taking being taught by the very talented Joyce. It's her Fresco Online Workshop. I'm not used to working on this type of surface, but when she breaks it down, it made me wonder what I was so afraid of.....plus it's a great lesson on using watercolors on this type of surface, which I've fallen in love with.
the layers of watercolor seep into the plaster, and when you apply it like this, it's a very forgiving medium to use--it's very relaxing--it's like sketching--you kind of get lost in it
And I love the texture that you end up with too--
It's an ongoing workshop so you can sign up anytime HERE. I love watching Joyce paint, and how she explains and how she talks---she has a very cool Dutch accent! : )