Monday, July 12, 2010

Strip Ease - Crusade #42

This month Michelle's crusade is all about Strip Ease....not Strip Tease which probably would not be a good idea for me!

Last month I didn't finish my piece for the crusade so this month I decided not to wait until the last minute. I got busy today and began with....

A 12" x 12" piece of red rosin paper. I did some fake writing with my dip pen and ink. Then added some stenciling with gesso and a sponge.

Next came some torn strips of paper.

A couple more pieces going across, and another stencil on the right side.

I finished up with a little sanding, a very light coat of cream paint over the strips to tone them down a bit, and added some black to give it a little punch. And there you have my little Strip Ease!