Saturday, July 10, 2010

stencil play

it's been a while since i became a student of mary ann moss' stencilry class, and i must admit that i really haven't done too much with it yet. my list of excuses includes not owning a collection of spray paints, not having a place to use non-collection of paints, it being too sweltering hot outside to use non-existant paints, and, well, being a tiny bit distracted with doodling cute little thumbprint people (which has nothing to do with paint).
so, to solve the spray paint dilemma, i decided to get out my chalk pastels and use them instead. i really love the softness of the stenciled images.....and the big bonus is that i don't have to go outside.....
chocolate tends to melt at the speed of light in this heat (which also has nothing to do with paint)!

have a cool-stay-inside-and-be-creative weekend!!

journal page finished using stencils, chalk pastel, micron pen

20 comments:

Createology said...

Lori this is lovely. You are right about the softness of colors with chalk. What a great idea you have...using what you have and making it work out better than expected. Happy creating...

Suzanne said...

Beautiful Lori! Great use of what's at hand (ha)!

Janie Husband said...

lori, i love your journals....they are beautifully crafted.... ;)

Eden said...

Lori, You did a good job at not getting that melt-in-your-mouth chocolate on this adorable page! There is a certain mystery to the chalk pastels that is so artsy!!

Alisa said...

Love this - I am working hard on using my imagination these days!

Marie aka Grams said...

Oh, Lori, you've done it again. Your consistent quality makes my heart happy.

Mary said...

Lori this has a wonderful feel and look to it!!! Love it!!

BALLET NEWS said...

just love the idea of 'stencilry'. Enjoy your weekend !

Butterfly Works said...

What a cool idea....the colors are so soft and buttery looking...
Great job.....

Dawn said...

lol! your love of chocolate might rival mine :) I also have not been able to pick up the spray paints (which I do have), until I needed/wanted to stain a stool outside the other day. Even though I did it around 7pm (and played with stencils), I think I lost about 5 lbs in sweat. SO HOT OUT.

DymphieM said...

:D

your chalk stencilling is wonderful, love it being so delicate

rachel awes said...

love to that beautiful hand!

Becky Shander said...

I didn't know that chalk pastel could look so lovely. I haven't touched mine in a while but seeing how gorgeous your piece turned out, I feel inspired to pick them up again...thanks Lori!

PaperPumpkin said...

Hi Lori! I love your stencilry. I am going to start doing this. Stay inside and keep creating for us, I love your Blog. (PS. giving up coffee and chocolate may have been hard, but it has me creating more...the upside!)Having fun, K

Jancalligrapher said...

Hi, Lori, I love the chalk and as you say, so soft. Creative with your signature hand! Have a great Sunday xoxox

CelticWoman said...

a wonderful alternative to spraying, love the pastels. hugs

PrairiePeasant said...

Brilliant idea! I have the same dilemma with spray paints. I love the chalk pastel idea. Must try.

Megan Coyle said...

This is just lovely :) you're inspiring me to do a little sketchbook work :)

Staci Danford said...

I sure need some lately.. I seem to have misplaced my Mojo.. haha
Staci

Beedeebabee said...

This is so pretty, Lori. I love the soft colors of the chalk pastels you used and your design is just so sweet!...plus you stayed comfy and cool, and near to your yummy chocolate stash!

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