Over at the Mixed Media Place the Creative Gym exercise is black background with all the colors of the rainbow. Not sure if it is all of the bare tress right now - but for some reason a dark night in the forest came to mind.
I decided I wanted a textured background as well so adhered crumbled tissue paper to my art journal spread.
Once dry I painted the entire background with black Gesso. I stumbled across this you tube tutorial and was not sure how I was going to make this work, but decided to give it a go. So my next step was to Spray several colors of Dylusions Spray Inks through a handmade tree stencil.
After the spray inks were dry I lined my stencil back up and applied the white gesso. To make the stencil, I free handed the trees onto a piece of plastic and then cut it out using a wood burner.
Here is the finished result. I was very happy with how this turned out. Love the texture and the bright colors.
Lastly I typed the quote out onto cardstock, cut it out, and inked up the edges a bit.
Be sure to stop on over to the Mixed Media Place for even more creativity. Thanks for stopping by and I hope I inspired you to try a new technique out even if you are not sure how it is going to work.