Monday, December 20, 2010

MISKITED MOON + MORE PLAYING WITH STENCILS AND WOOD ICING



The miskited moon shape came off easily from the watercolor canvas, no problem. 




And I've begun another painting using the River Rocks stencil (by Mary Beth Shaw) and Wood Icing.  I started with the stencil and palette knife and smoothed in the icing/paste and then using a different stencil, I did some more rocks here and there around the original stencil shape.  I did flick some miskit at the board, too, before putting in the river rocks. 





This is on 15" x 20" Crescent Board - hotpress watercolor paper glued to a hard pressed board surface.  

I took Deb Ward's tip for using the watercolor board and ran miskit around the edges so it doesn't tear (if you tape it and then remove the tape, it sometimes tears the edges - especially if you get a lot of water on it).


I may do some watercolor pours to start this one off and then go from there...

11 comments:

jgr said...

Hi Rhonda,
Your two paintings are looking great! Also thank you for the tip to prevent torn edges-that is a big help!

Vicki Greene said...

Great experiments! The trees and moon look good!

Christiane Kingsley said...

Fascinating posts! I am sitting in the front row waiting to see more:-)

Cynthia Schelzig,Cynnie said...

I love the moon piece...just gorgeous....the rocks look like another winner too. That is a good tip about the edges...I always run the hair dryer over the masking tape before removing and it comes off like it wasn´t even sticky...works like a charm everytime:) Have a great Monday!!

debwardart said...

I like the moon - I knew the miskit would lift easily! Looks like you are having fun with those stencils!

RHCarpenter said...

Thanks, Jane. I got that tip from Deb - she does a lot of painting on the crescent board (I wish I could learn how to get the bowing out of the thing once you pour some watercolors on - right now the thing is sitting under a stack of books, hoping to straighten it out before moving on).

Vicki, thanks! Full Moon coming and Lunar Eclipse tonight!!!


Christiane, thanks. Hope you brought popcorn!

Cynnie, I never think to use a hairdryer to warm the tape - but might do that next time. Hope you're having a great Monday, too, and have all your presents purchased, the tree trimmed and ready for Santa!

Ann Buckner said...

What fun you are having Rhonda. It is always a pleasure to see what you are up to.

Thinking of you and Jerry at Christmas and wish you both the very best for the New Year. Thanks for being such a sweet cyber friend these past years.

Pam Johnson Brickell said...

Love it and that you're celebrating the celestial event :)

RHCarpenter said...

Thanks, Ann. Merry Christmas to you and you family, too!

Thanks, Pam. Silly old moon was hiding it's beauty from me and still shy the night after :( How can I be sure there even is a full moon this month? ha ha

MB Shaw said...

Great use of the stencils and Wood Icing. Just adore seeing them used with watercolor.
As far as the bowing (of the crescent board), I usually spritz the back of the board too(before I put under books), so the fibers receive even treatment and that helps to eliminate bowing. You may have already known that.....

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Mary Beth. The board did even out after a while but I don't like that bowing while I'm working on it - can't work juicy enough. Enjoying the stencils and playing with those, though.