Sunday, 19 August 2012

Out of the Journal - Week 3

My canvas Week 3 of
Dina Wakley's
August Challenge
is 5"x 7".
I cut a simple stencil from an old
primary school photograph
(the one I use as my blog avatar)
and used black Dylusions spray.
As I'd cut the stencil on cheap photocopying 
paper (duh!) there was a certain amount of bleed 
through but I actually quite liked that so I didn't 
sob into my soup about it.
(I also forgot to cut out half of my nose
 - how? -
so I am strangely nose free, whoops!).



Carmen said...

What a great canvas and a fabulous message to the younger Jo!

I never even noticed the nose and even now looking at it I think you've got those drips in such a way that it looks a bit like shadowing on the nose.

Love this - might have to nick the idea at some point for my girls!

Jewels said...

Hopefully with out a nose you will stop getting colds (LOL). Looks great to me Jo! J

Susan T said...

I often wish I could chop my nose in half! I can't bear to think of you sobbing into your soup. A bottle of red usually does the trick, but how much artwork you would have left after a few glasses is anyone's guess.

sugar Creek said...

That is so cool! I really didn't notice the nose till I read on. Lov eit!

Michelle Webb said...

That's is totally cool that you cut your own stencil, and you don't see that your nose is missing, it all works really well. Well done. It's fab. Michelle x

scarlett clay said...

I agree, the little bit of bleed through looks cool! I love it!

missy k said...

It looks great.... if you hadn't mentioned the bleeding and the missing half a nose I don't think anyone would have noticed!!!

I love the background too.. and words.

I bought the wrong type of acetate recently for transfers, great, now I have a use for them.... stencils!!!

btw do you like your Dylusions sprays? They are on my 'wish list'!

and yes, we did have a good night out thanks.... we sat out in the garden, drinking and laughing till after midnight.... and apart from being nibbled (!) it was good fun :)

Have a good time today


Monica said...

what a fascinating technique and super result. the absent nose is fine and blends into the abstract art. i wonder if Picasso discovered abstract art through omissions and errors.

Jill said...

This looks really good, if you hadn't mentioned the bleed and half a nose, we'd have never noticed.

Katie said...

That is one happy accident- it turned out perfect.

Margaret said...

well one less thing to worry about I suppose! Love the overall effect, nose or not, your canvas is fab!
I've enjoyed catching up on your backposts, what an inspiration you are!

BadPenny said...

Wow ! cut your own amaze me ! you go from strength to strength. I've lost all creative will so just enjoy seeing others !

Sue said...

I rather like the 1/2 or no nose look! Beautiful canvas and very impressed that you made your own stencil.

Terri Neggers said...

I love how it turned out - everything looks very artfully intentional!

Kristin said...

I swear, I was JUST going to tell you that every time I see your bog picture, it makes me smile. AND now it's on canvas - brilliant! xoxo

Lenna Young Andrews said...

I think it is beautiful . . . .

JansArtyJunk said...

That is so fab Jo!...cutting your own stencils!! I didn't even notice the nose until I read on. Love it!!
Jan x

clare said...

wonderful, love how you created your stencil. x