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It’s Windy!

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My friend told me about a ghosting technique using black and white gessoes plus ink.  It sounded like fun so I watched some videos on YouTube and decided to give it a try.  There are several variations of the technique, I used one that I had these supplies for:

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I covered a piece of mat board with black gesso, after it was dry, I added several sprays of Colorwash.  After that dried, I stenciled the white gesso through the flower stencil with a sponge pouncer.  This was the result:

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I decided to define the flowers with some pigment and gel pens.  I dipped a paint brush in some purple metallic paint and tapped it on my finger to create little splatters.  I used a white pen to “stitch” around the outer edge.

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As I was doodling it started to remind me of flower prints from the sixties.  I knew I wanted to use another of Julie Nutting’s doll stamps with this background so I chose one wearing a peasant dress.  When I was in my teens I sewed dresses very similar.

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I searched the web for songs of my youth and found an old favorite.  Windy by the Association was a top song for four weeks in July of 1967 – the month and year I turned 14!  I even found a little pink peace sign in my stash to add to my “flower power” trip down memory lane.

I hope you’ll let me know what you think.  Over at the ARTHavenCreations Yahoo Group we just had a discussion about  “gut” feelings when it came to creating and this piece certainly met that description.

Thanks for stopping by.

Vic

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11 responses »

  1. Luv the tech, and the song lyric’s…..adorable! Thanks for stoppin’ by my blog.

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  2. What a GREAT idea, never thought of adding ink to my gesso! On my to try list.
    TFS , wonderful results Vic!
    Hugs Lynn

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  3. GORGEOUS!!! LOVE that background! She is precious as well, and great lyrics…lol!!!! What a special piece!

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  4. What a neat idea! Love the look. Especially love Windy also, one of my favorite songs!

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  5. Love, Love, Love her!!!!

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  6. Hi Vic, I’m glad to see you using that technique. I think it’s very cool & I love your Windy girl. She’s very 60’s. Peace..Joy..Love 🙂 L.

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  7. Beautiful job or should I say Groovy! This looks like a fun technique and I might have to give it a try one day soon.

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  8. Oh how cool Vic!!!! I love the look of that!!!!

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  9. Absolutely love this..It brought me back to the 60’s..Very creative and you so captured the mood and feel of the 60’s….Perfect!!! I love the song “Windy” too…Ahhhh the memories..

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  10. Looks fantastic! Thanks for the idea…may have to give it a try. ;0)

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