I decided to try a color scheme for January’s Square Project. I used the colors from the thread and brayer technique that I shared with you here; A Daily Creative Practice
The color scheme with the threads is the left photo above. The photo on the right is copy paper that I blotted my stencils on but I liked it so I used it too.
I decided to stencil the background paper before I added my squares. I mixed two fluid acrylic paint colors together and used a damp sponge to apply the paint:
I connected the new paper to the December piece by overlapping them and glueing them together with Matte gel medium. I reinforced the back with paper strips too.
Next, I glued my squares with Elmer’s extra strength glue stick:
It is looking busy so I added some circles to help focus your eyes on a random pattern:
I added stenciled flowers in pink on rice paper and a snowflake rubber stamp in blue to some of the circles.
I felt the blue snowflakes were a little bright, so glued deli paper over them to soften the image.
I also added circles of the thread pattern to the pink and white circles and finished them with a small pink circle that I stamped a circular pattern on:
I’m calling this design done! 😉
I wrote notes about about it in my square journal yesterday:
I learned a lot on this one. I think a more solid color for the squares would have been better. It is a little busy. I decided that not every month is going to be a success.
Now that I have gotten one month completed, I am ready to think about February.
I hope to find some insights in this book I purchased from Amazon: