This week saw the talented Seth Apter make his debut at Paperartsy. He was using some of his stencils he designs for Stencil Girl and I don't have any (although now have one on order...) and made magic with them which you can see here - gorgeous, isn't it?
So, I took a piece of textured water colour paper and went to work... instant disaster when I got to step two which is adding gesso with textured paper/card (I don't have any so used some of the same paper I was working onto.. went to bed in a huff and started on it afresh this morning.
I realise now it's how I added the gesso to the paper I was using as a stamp, that was the problem.
My base paint was South Pacific.
However I was to have problems when it came to the stencilling grunge paste - my VAST collection of stencils includes very few words, none really the right size or right words... had one "brainwave" (make a stencil from Tim's 'dream' mover and shaper - thank goodness GP wipes off when still wet... )
Decided to stop before I wreck this any further - a big thanks to Seth for the inspiration - entering the Paperartsy challenge here and Hels' Sheridan here (theme today is green)