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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:


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:


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.


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.


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.


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