I finished off my 12th Daily on March 17, 2014.
Lucky number 13 began March 18.
I had been playing around with Mary Beth Shaw's Flower of Life Stencil
and knew I wanted it on one of my Daily covers.
I used a thick, cheap brand of Gesso and a scraper thingy.
I love the dimension it left.
Yes. I could have used a heavy Gel Medium or something like that, too.
But I use what I have... and that cheap gesso isn't good for much else than this!
I fiddled around with the lines in the Intersections Small Stencil
by Michelle Ward to edge the design and frame the number.
I thought the shapes and lines of both stencils complimented each other.
The dime store numbers stencil were traced with a gel pen and markers
and became dimensional with Crystal Lacquer.
I ended up changing the colors of it many times before I was happy with the look.
Posca pens and gel pens blended over the raised finish worked just fine.
I played with the colors...inks, paints, drips, sprays....
I sprinkled salt to give it a mottled effect in places.
When I was happy with the finished cover
I sprayed it with Krylon Matte Finish Spray.
I don't usually finish that way but I LOVE the way it looks.
The inside cover is a mass of doodles and pen try-outs.
It was also a test site for the Chevron Small Stencil by Andrew Borloz.
My first Daily entry in the book was previewed here.
These were January 2014 StencilClub Stencils designed by Jessica Sporn.
I hope you are doing something creative every day!