Next step in the leaves series was to cut stencils and use some colour.
I had tried to print a saved image on a file folder but I need to get new ink so I placed the black and white print on my left and I just kinda drew the main shapes I wanted keeping in mind that I had to then cut it out. ;) It is kinda like tracing only the paper is not underneath but alongside. To take it to another level I need to not look at what I'm doing and never lift my pencil. :O Next step!!! But in the mean time...
I need to remember to use both sides of the stencil and the mask. I also think I should put a protective coating on them so they last a bit longer. Just like real life, I was dropping leaves. lol
I did two samples. I like the softer look better and I need to use a bit less paint on the gelli plate.
I thought I'd kick the colours up a bit and smeared the lines of paint with my fingers.
This is all quite fun but the end goal is to do this on fabric so I need to do a bit more preplanning.
The backgrounds are colourful but I need to colour up my leaf designs as well.
But this can also be the first layer in a complex fabric. I'm beginning to feel like mother nature's helper! lol