Recently I took a class at our local art center. The instructor brought in stencils of trees
which we placed on watercolor and sprayed with assorted colors.
I was admiring the tree and wondered if I could make something similar.
I dug around in the closet until I unearthed my glue gun, some twenty years old, and
a bag of glue gun "bullets".
I made my first tree and when I placed it on my paper, decided to leave it on the paper.
I used matt medium to adhere the tree to the paper.
Then I painted the tree and paper gold. It was too bright so used a mix of paynes gray
and burnt sienna to wash over it all. After the wash I wiped it down like I had used a stain. I added bits of gold and silver paint to brighten it again.
So here is my first stencil/turned artwork.
Once I got going, I decided to do some flowers to see if I could do something with them
Here they are resting on wax paper. When cool, I peel them off.
Here they are. After I do the staining, I touch them up with gold and silver (it looks blue here)
paint. The results are primitive so I decided that surely glue guns have improved from my
20 year old one so off I went to the local craft store.
Glue guns are identical to the old ones!
The 'bullets' I had had a price of $1.99 for 10 on the old package. My new ones were $9.99 and I got 20. Well, maybe this week I will make a real stencil and use it the way we did in class but I will be using my 20 year old glue gun.
Blooming has slowed on the lanai. It has been in the mid 80's and no rain and little humidity.
I have repotted 15 orchids and have about 5 more to go. It is muddy, messy work but the results more than make up for the work
And my little "Yellow Bird" is blooming this week.