If you follow my blog you know I have a thing for houses. They just make me happy. I like tall ones, short ones, fat and skinny ones. I didn't start this page with houses in mind. I was just playing with stenciled backgrounds. Stencils are another new love for me. I use to hate them but now they also make me want to smile. I don't even know how many stencils I used. I do know that one of them is a Crafter's Workshop stencil and that one was sequin waste.
The houses were hand sketched and then colored with Lycra Watercolor crayons. I'm not having a ton of success with watercolor crayons. I sprayed these with a fixative and waited overnight and they were still not waterproof. The place that this is most evident is by the orange high rise. I tried to fix the dark color around it and finally just accepted that it was what it was.
I used spacking compound for the chimneys and for other spots of texture. This is my piece for Journal 52 because this week's theme is texture.
I had fun playing with this piece. I think I could have fiddled around with it for days. I had to stop myself from adding more stenciling.
Link to: Paint Party Friday and Journal 52