All in all, it was a good day for arting in the studio as it was still zero degrees outside even at noon; our high this afternoon was 8, and I never was able to get the studio warm enough to run the longarm even with the pellet stove running full blast. Not good weather for quilting, but good weather for arting. Read on for details on a couple of spreads I worked on today.
This next spread has created a little bit of a challenge in a different way. I remembered the fun I had and the dramatic effect created when prepping the page with black gesso. So I decided to do another spread that way. I also wanted to use one of the catherdral stencils I got from Artists Cellar last week. I used my pan pastels to add the color and used Fixative to seal the color. At Effy's suggestion I outlined the stencil sections with silver ... my silver quilt marking pencil is finally put to good use.