Julie Fei Fan Balzer has a new line of stencils out and that equals Blog Hop! I played with Stars and Circles with an unexpected result.
I started out by laying the larger-sized stencil on the page and spraying it with inks. A couple of different warm colors (yellow and red). I just went with the next thing that occured to me which was some portfolio smearing and then some gesso down the center of the page.
Adding a bit of marker and pencil defines some of the stenciled areas. Before I knew it, triangles began to "spin off" of the main imagery. I created the spinning wheel by tracing around the stencil with a waterproof pen onto a piece of watercolor paper, then drew out from the center of the stencil with more black pen.
Spin Off: a game to play when you are feeling lost for ideas. Spin the wheel, follow the activity, another spin and add more, etc.
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Julie Fei-Fan Balzer