Friday, September 27, 2013

Stencil Hop With Pam Carriker

Welcome to another StencilGirl Stencil Hop!
I was a little nervous thinking about this color wheel stencil
designed by Pam Carriker for StencilGirl....
Primary Secondary Tertiary Stencil S115
 
I mean a color wheel is a color wheel, right?
red....blue....yellow....green....etc, etc....
Right?
As soon as I opened my envelope with new stencils
I traced the image three times on this open spread.
I had never made a color wheel before.....
I figured it was easy, right?
And I was going to play! 
I used Posca Pens here. I didn't have every color to complete it.
But these pens are really opaque and gave me a great start.
Well......
 it's not as easy as it looks!!!
Blending all the shades of each color was hard.
 

I was not completely happy with this playing.
I like how it turned out .....
but I am not happy with the color wheels themselves.
The color blending was not as accurate as I had wanted.
Does that make sense?
I put the color wheel stencil away for awhile.
It needed more thought.
Fast Forward four weeks later......
I am not THAT much of a perfectionist....
but I knew I could do better.
I knew my blending abilities were about to be tested though!
I traced a couple more wheels....in a Strathmore book this time....
...got some scrap papers ready to go....
....got serious....
...and got started. 

 Can you believe it took several hours to blend these colors?
But what a relief!
It turned out much better than the first spread.

And I have to tell you...I am not touching this one.
I started to fill in the tertiary colors...
then I thought... no way!
One great color wheel is enough.
What else can be done with this great stencil?
A stencil is really a frame... a skeleton....
a beginning... an outline...
I went into my Daily and my Teach Books.....

 





This is a versatile stencil.
I love it!
It is a great 'frame' for a medallion or a mandala.
 
But I am really in love with that second attempt
at an accurate color wheel...
the one I was kind of dreading to do......
But so Glad I did!
What a great tool it will be!
Now go see what the other Hop Artists have done with Pam's stencils.
And I challenge You to make an awesome color wheel too!
 

 
Thanks for visiting!
Happy Arting Today! 
 

61 comments:

  1. Your work is so inspiring! I'm keeping my fingers crossed so I can try out some of your ideas in my art journal!! xo

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  2. as a lover of mandala's I certainly have a use for these stencils. thanks for the prompt

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  3. Your work is absolutely STUNNING!!!! I'm totally gobsmacked by all of the work involved in your first image. I can't even imagine how long that must have taken to make.
    I love making color wheels and this stencil would make it even easier!
    ...Raine

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  4. Great work on the color wheel and all the mandalas!
    Thanks for sharing
    Peace,
    Donna

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  5. Hey! Great idea! You rock! Loved your take! Now....here's to hoping for another change to win!

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  6. OMG look at all those doodles, how do you do it my friend. xox

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  7. Fabulous mandalas! I really like the doodling on that first spread too. And your second attempt at the colour wheel is amazing!

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  8. Beautiful journals Janet! I am in awe!

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  9. What an innovative way to use the color wheel stencils! Thanks for hosting a giveaway.

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  10. WOW! love all the color & doodles!

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  11. Janet! totally groovy! love what you did with the stencils!!! ")

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  12. Hey Jackie...I wanted to say Groovy first. ha ha But yes, GROOVY Janet that you experimented in different ways. Color study takes hours! I want to do color study soon. A chance to win would be awesome.

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  13. Wow! The mandalas are beautiful. I also love the lettering you put in each window!

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  14. I can see that tis took some time. Just Beautiful!

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  15. Wow. they came out great! So glad you had plenty of time to experiment!!

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  16. Frankly, I like all of your attempts using the Color Wheel stencils:) I especially love the last ones though. I love having a stencil that allows you to put so much color down. Thanks for sharing your art with us.

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  17. I'm loving what all of you are doing with this stencil. The mandala is gorgeous. Thanks!

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  18. An artist is never content with the first result and builds on the concept and skills until they feel rewarding. These prove the theory..

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  19. WOW! You've opened up a whole new range of possibilities with this stencil beyond the colour wheel. Lots of inspiration here.

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  20. Big opportunity. Thanks love your art and Pam's too. Thanks do much! xx

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  21. Beautiful zentangles and a mandala, great idea!

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  22. Ten points for not giving up! You are right, the stencils are a great geometric accent for many purposes.

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  23. LOVE your color blended wheel! It may have taken time, but it certainly came out beautifully!

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  24. I love what you did with Pam's stencils!

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  25. They are all fabulous I actually love the first ones though :)

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  26. How totally fun! And a great idea! So many variations that can be made, and the joy of playing in the meantime! Love your use of Pams stencils. Thanks so much for sharing and a chance to win one of these awesome stencils! Janelle Rourke

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  27. So beautiful! I was blown away by the first image and then the mandalas..wow!

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  28. Amazing! LOVED it! and love this stencil! thanks for sharing!

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  29. I love all that you did with the stencils. Hope I win the giveaway so I can play too!

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  30. I love how you showcased Pam's colorwheel stencils. Such bright colors and the zentangle in the first project is just inspirational. Thanks.

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  31. GORGEOUS color wheel! Love your colors, even if it took hours to mix, it was worth it for sure! I hope I win a color wheel stencil, I would love to play with it and my imagination. Your work is fun and colorful and I really like it!

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  32. Looks like a lot of fun and who would of thought you could do so much with a color wheel. Love it.

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  33. Posca Pens. . .another new art supply I haven't tried. I love the colors you used in your stencil wheel. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  34. Wow! Great creativity! Would love to win any of these.

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  35. Those are awesome. You're very talented. Thanks for sharing, Johanne L.

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  36. I couldn't decide which I liked best because I like all of them!

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  37. I like your take on the many ways to use this stencil! Thanks for the chance to win.
    ~Julia M.

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  38. I love all the art you've made with this stencil, but I think the juxtaposition of color and B&W is exceptionally awesome!

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  39. Wow! So much detail on that first layout! Glad you ended up with a colour wheel you liked in the end :) And I love how you've shown the versatility of this stencil.

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  40. Really like the doodling bits you've added.

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  41. Each piece is awesome, beautiful work!

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  42. I love all the doodling in the background. Fabulous color wheels,
    fabulous stencil.

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  43. You are really an inspiration to me. Love this post - love that you shared all of your attempts - and then how you used the wheel in different ways. xo

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  44. This is a very interesting stencil with lots of uses! The color wheel is beautiful, even the one you didn't like!

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  45. Love the doodling around the stencils, it really transforms them ! Sue C x

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  46. My favorite is the color wheel you worked so hard on. I so enjoy seeing the many different ways artists use a stencil on these blog hops!! Thanks!!

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  47. I love these color wheels and what can be done with them. Thanks for showing your work. It sparks off ideas in my head. Love it. Linda E.

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  48. Oh I love what you've done with these stencils. It makes we want to go play right away.

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  49. Your work is so intricate! <3 it so much!

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  50. I love the artful ways you used this stencil. And I think your color blending was A+

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  51. Wowee! You really got into it. I love the designs that you created.

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  52. You put so much work and thought into your work. Just beautiful!!

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