Sunday, November 17, 2013
Applying texture thru Stencils
I applied black and white gesso thru a stencil using a palette knife. The black was just ugly - and not because of the color. The designs were just not crisp. But the white gesso did an interesting thing - along the edge extra gesso went under the stencil but feathered out and made it look like I did something complicated. But still nothing that I would do again.
Since I don't like to fail at something, I tried the gesso again. I was trying to use a different angle with the palette knife. Still looked awful.
But then I tried using a makeup sponge to apply the gesso and it worked a lot better. The circles on the bottom are the ones applied with the sponge.
I have no idea how I will use this - but it was fun to try.