Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Waiting Out Ike

This is a spread that I completed while we were at my sister's house in Pflugerville just outside Austin. The background and stenciled girl had been completed sometime before the storm, and the disgruntled look on her face seemed perfect for how we felt as we waited to find out how bad things were.
I made the stencil by taping a piece of transparent vellum over a magazine photo and tracing the girl. It takes a bit of practice to figure out what parts to cut out. Of course, the black parts you see here are where the holes were cut. Sometimes, I use spray paint for my stencils, but for this one I sponged on black stamp pad ink.
The lefthand border was made but laying down a strip of drywall mesh and sponging with Tuscan Red paint.

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