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. 🙂
Julie PrichardJanuary 19, 2009 4:26 pm
What a great shape! The chevron is so versatile…you’re going to get a lot of use out of that one for sure! Love it’s geometric and bold lines 🙂
Kim MailhotJanuary 18, 2009 4:49 pm
The Chevron is a great shape to explore in this crusade, Diane ! Nice job, Crusader, at making all your tools !
michelle wardJanuary 17, 2009 5:13 pm
diane – great shape! love seeing all the ways you’ve tried it on – especially in the lower right corner. bravo for making new tools and using them on your page. thanks for coming to play!!
Cath SJanuary 17, 2009 4:54 pm
I am so impressed that you cut different sizes AND managed to save the mask as well. Can’t wait to see what else you do with it. Using it to make the herringbone pattern, you could make some amazing borders I guess…
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