Friday, January 13, 2017

A Seaside City on Yupo and a Sneak Peak of a New 2017 TCW Winter Release

Happy Friday!

Today I have a mixed media painting on heavyweight Yupo. The heavyweight Yupo was designed to be able to use it for mixed media. I decided to test the heavyweight Yupo by just to playing. No ideas, no thoughts, just play. It's amazing what my hands do when my brain is shut off.

Don't forget to check out a sneak peak of a new stencil from The Crafters Workshop for their 2017 Winter Release at the end of my post!!!

First I used washi tape to add to the background.

On top of the washi tape I added tags, bits of scraps, more washi tape and string.

I added DecoArt's Crackle Paste through the TCW639 Star Quest stencil. I also added it on the string.

The Crafter's Workshop provided me with stencils and mediums to create this project.
The opinions I share are solely my own because I do love to use them.

As you can see I used parts of the stencil to form the buildings and add some architectural designs.

I let the paste dry on it's own so it cracks nicely. You can use a heat gun but it doesn't always work very well. It's best to let it be. When it was dry I started adding color with Golden High Flow Acrylics.

I also like to spray a little water on it and watch the paint spread in all the nooks and crannies.

I noticed the way the string lays on the Yupo and it looks like a wave so I continued that way.

I decided to paint the cracks in the paste. As I was painting, I noticed it looked like a crest of a large wave.

I didn't like all the blue at the bottom so I add some white and sprayed it with water. I love the way the paint spreads with the water.

I continued painting the cracks on the buildings and added birds to the sky.

Here is the finished piece.

It looks like an old seaside city decaying by the sea. The piece of Yupo is 5x7. I only wished I played on a larger piece.

I hope you enjoyed my project.


This stencil is called TCW639 Rose Garden designed by Hot Off The Press!

Stay tuned for more speak peaks!
Starting January 21st on TCW blog you'll start seeing the new stencils in action!

1 comment:

  1. Wow Karenliz! very very cool!! love how you used the tapes first! Great pieces and love that rose!! best wishes for CHA! xxx


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