GPP Street Team – Crusade #27
It may have been a month since I last posted, but I used some of the time to do an entry for Michelle Ward’s Green Pepper Press Crusade #27 (actually got it done over two weeks before the deadline…WooHoo!).
Don’t you just love Michelle’s title for this challenge…SHAPE UP! Although I have my own personal fitness resolution, I was glad to find out that her challenge was to pick a shape and study the various ways the shapes could be incorporated into our art and make some new tools to make our shape of choice.
I will admit that I thought about what shape I wanted to use for several days before finally decided to go with a chevron shape. What is a chevron, you may ask? It is that shape you see on the sleeves of military uniforms that indicate the rank…a “V” shape (although it is upside down on a uniform).
I started by cutting three different sizes of chevron as stencils from chipboard, being careful so that I could use the shape I removed as a mask. I also cut a small chevron out of craft foam that I could use as a stamp (I decided to put the “stamp” on some EZ Mount so that I could use the stamp with my acrylic blocks).
I played with my new tools on a journal page, using gesso to stencil some of the shapes and mask others. I created not only solid shapes but also outlines which I plan to explore more. But I think my favorite part was using the chevron stamp to make a herringbone pattern, which is on the right side of the page on the dark teal area. I see more “chevron play” in my future. 🙂