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The Five Days of Frogs: Day 3 – Texture


Okay so i decided to do a textured frog using my stencil today. 

Step 1:  I applied Modelling paste through the stencil with a palette knife. 

Step 2: I let it dry over night.

Step 3:  I gessoed the frog to seal it and then added bit so collage pieces to the page – book text and painted papers.

Step 4:  I printed out a photo of myself and adhered it to the page.  Then i painted most of the page with greens, blues and white acrylic paints.

Step 5: I placed the stencil ontop of my page and painted the frog through the stencil.

Step 6:  I added some painted scallops, talk bubble, talking swirl for the frog and some graphite accents to the frog, scallops and talk bubble.  I glued some painted papers to the face and then wrote my text with micron pens.

Yesterday was not the greatest day – i was in a funk and couldn’t get out of it………so rather than try and be all shiny, happy and fake i thought i’d take this opportunity to Journal about it – art journaling as you know can be oh so theraputic!

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    “The Five Days of Frogs: Day 3 – Texture”

    1. On June 9th, 2010 at 10:49 am julie Says:

      Hi Violette, — Sorry you are in a blue funk these days. Sometimes, it helps to hide out while you recuperate. Not too long though. ;)

      I’m following your tutorials about stenciling. Looking forward to experimenting with these creative ideas. Thanks for the link about zendoodle techniques. I didn’t know how to do these.

      Lots of healing wishes to you.


    2. On June 9th, 2010 at 1:36 pm giggles Says:

      Hope you feel better today Violette….your frogs are so adorable….I’ve always loved them too. Since childhood I ‘ve enjoyed watching them. I wonder if people realize how much work it takes to create, photograph and blog about each piece you do.. lots of energy goes into blogging doesn’t it?? Kudos to you for your daily tenacity and bringing others so much joy!! You are so loved!! Thanks for being you!!!

      Hugs Giggles

    3. On June 9th, 2010 at 3:15 pm DJ Says:

      Violette, my hero!
      Your beauty shines through in all you share…
      Others are inspired and taught by you…
      No one else can offer the world what you give…

      So, let’s pull up our big girl panties and tell the negative tho’ts to
      BE GONE !!!!!
      You’re beautiful and the world needs you to share that beauty.
      So, get crackin’ kid….

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    5. On June 11th, 2010 at 2:22 am peggy / bliss factory Says:

      I love it Violette !
      It’s so fun, and I love all the layers and textures.
      Thank you for your nice comment on my painting called “Violette” ;o)

    6. On June 11th, 2010 at 10:37 am Tamara W Says:

      I loved the “big girl panties” comment. It’s true we all have down days. Especially if one has ever had issues with depression. I am finding more and more that the art journaling is a soothing outlet and especially for my down days. Thanks for your honesty Violette, and I hope you feel the sunshine on your back today. Love and peace.

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