Rubix Dog

2015-03-01 16.33.09

More work on the stencil dog composition.

Holly found a heated stencil cutter (sort of like a fine tuned soldering iron), which works wonderfully. Much better than cutting with blade.

Unfortunately, the paper I used had several problems, which I accepted with the notion being that this is still in the prototype stages. The inexpensive Italian watercolor paper did not take the paint well; it resisted nice coverage and buckled somewhat. Unlike the Arches blocks of paper.

I’ve sent off for some art boards, which is watercolor paper mounted on fiberboard.

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The next step on this (while I wait for the art boards to arrive), is to fill in the bandanas. Stay tuned.

2015-03-01 16.33.19

Dog’s Eye view

eyeI’ve been experimenting with the photos of Chester wearing bandanas, and decided to try a new stencil. This time I zoomed into the composition to focus on his eye.

It looks like it could be an abstract, if you don’t know more about the source.

I’m getting more comfortable with the stencil process. My next step is to create a stencil collage, using several different ones together to make a whole that’s more than the sum of the parts.