Don’t Resist the Urge to Play

Hi.

Peg here and the name of the game is play. As many of you know me by now I’m an experimenter. I get excited just stepping into the studio and seeing all the fun surfaces and supplies for play.

One of my favorite things to do when creating is to just get out products and play. On this particular day I decided to play with different resist techniques. I had watched Mary Beth Shaw using petroleum jelly and I knew I had some of that on the shelf. But then again, I have a lot of different things. So ultimately what I decided to reach for were different surfaces and different products to create a resist and to see just what effects I could achieve.

Multiple Surfaces

Ranger Specialty Stamping Paper

Watercolor Postcards


For surfaces I pulled out some watercolor postcards rice paper and specialty stamping paper along with some stickers. For resist technique products, I started with clear gesso and a white scribble stick. Then I decided to try some watermark inks and some spray resist from Ranger products. I used both Judikins wax and Distress Glaze as well as petroleum jelly and I have to say they both work just fine.


I did a short video of my process so you can watch me at play. https://youtu.be/F7XNpoGD0QY


My motto is, use what you have. If you are anything like me, you have been collecting art supplies for a long time. I always think they are so cool and are offering me new and different approaches to my work. Depending on the look you were going for, you can either leave the ink sitting on top of the resist for a mottled effect or you can take a wet towel and wipe it back. I hope you look at the things that you have in your space and pull out products that have not been visited in a while and see if you can create a resist with what you have around. I was please with the results from my day of play. I was able to break out some of my newest stencils and a few of my tried and true favorites. Here is a list of them just in case you need to check your stash of fabulous StencilGirl designs to make sure you have your favorites or need to add a few to your collection. Oh and don't forget about the stencil club membership. It is a great club and wonderful way to grow your stencil collection.

Here is a list of them just in case you need to check your stash of fabulous StencilGirl designs to make sure you have your favorites or need to add a few to your collection.

S377 Missigman Travel Note

S869 Evans Abstract Botanical Grid

S864 Swatton Abstract Composition BackBones Mask1

S874 Duelos Terrazzo

S884 Apter Glyph Grid

S885 Apter Symbol

L605 Bautista Soulful Scribbles Dots Dashes

Jan 19 Shaw Apter Mashup from Stencil Club