Go Your Own Way: Using Stamps, Stencils, and Masks
Gather up your handmade stamps, stencils and masks from our last post and use them to make this fun fish painting.
Canvas or canvas board (I’m using 12 x 24 in canvas board)
Stencil sponge or triangular make-up sponges
Deli or tissue paper
Gel medium or decoupage glue
Word stencil (“go your own way”)
Chunky foam fish stamps
Lino block fish stamp
Acrylic paint (blue-green, grey, yellow-green, red-violet, orange, black)
Fish collage images
Apply a heavy coat of gesso to your canvas board. Stamp into the gesso using the chunky fish stamps. When the gesso is dry, use the same chunky stamps along with thin gray paint to stamp additional fish images.
Lay fish masks on your canvas and paint around the masks using blue-green paint.
Stencil fish using red-violet, yellow-green and orange paint.
Using lino block, stamp with dark purple paint onto deli or tissue paper.
Cut out stamped images and glue to canvas board with gel medium or decoupage glue.
Cut out one fish collage image and glue to canvas using gel medium. Stencil words using dark blue-green paint.
Shade around some of the fish images using black paint. Paint the edges of the canvas board black.