Balance by Tracy Blackwolf







                                   Hi All! here is my next project for this month.

Cannot have light without the dark....this is all done on a 6 x 9" canvas.

First I used H2o's water colors for the back ground. I put them on thicker to get more color on the canvas. Then I used a stencil to get the arches on the background using pigment ink and a sponge. I then took a stencil with words, using a pallet knife and paste I placed it at random across the canvas. Next I put copper wax on top of the dry lettering here and there. 



For the Guys, I painted them with the H2o's... I love watercolors and the shimmer they give. The wings are a chipboard I also painted, then I put guilding size on the wings at random, wait for it to get tacky, then apply the leafing foils. I then glued the wings to the back of the guys.

The next step was making the arch window....it is a thick chipboard. I painted it with white Gesso and then put some modeling paste  here and there to give an old look, used Disstress ink mini pads to randomly add color all over. I added moss.. which You can find at craft stores in the miniatures isle, to give that old feel. lastly, I took some mica sheets and cut them so they look like broken glass and glued to the back of the window. Oh, and I cut out a couple of the arch supports again to give an ancient feel.
I then glued everything onto the canvas with hot glue. And that is it ! It was a lot of fun to make and I hope you like it. Feel free to ask any questions if you have them. See you next time !!!

Stamp used:
Stars   19291
Kneeling Man  12274


Other Supplies:
Light modeling paste
TH stencils # 147 & 149
Chipboard Widow arch and wings
Mica tiles for glass
Leafing foils and sheets
Shimmering H2O's watercolors
Disstress inks: Black, Walnut stain, Straw
Miniatures "grass" and glue
Guilding size for foils