Melanie Matthews is a happening Montreal artist who is also great at teaching and sharing inspiration! Here is what you need to get started on DIY image transfer stencil paintings. Rock paper cuts likes butter so stencils are sooo easy!
TerraSkin® – Paper made from stone/rock use almost any weight from 10 pt up
Golden Artist Colors
– Fluid Matte Medium
– Fluorescent Heavy Body Acrylic Colors
– High Flow Acrylics
— Quinacridone Magenta
– Fluid Acrylics
— Manganese Blue Hue
Prepare Colors: Make a color wash with a pump spray bottle and Golden High Flow Colors, straight from the bottle or diluted with water.
Background color and design: compose with stencils arranging them as you like, spray colors holding bottles approximately 12-16 inches from the paper surface, allow to dry.
Immediate image transfer: brush Golden Fluid Matte Medium generously and evenly over the surface apply photocopy image side down use pressure (I used a Bondo applicator)to marry the two surfaces together remove and bumps or buckles that may arise then wait 1-3 minutes until the transfer process is complete, remove paper by lifting corners and pulling it away from the TerraSkin.
Step # 4
Clean off remaining paper with damp microfibres cloth until surface is smooth and free of paper.
Step # 5
Apply a Glaze: mix 1/3 of paint your choice of color either Heavy Body or Fluid Acrylic with 2/3 of Fluid Matte Medium, apply a thin coat with a brush or spatula in desired areas of your painting
Part 2 ( featuring hand cut stencils from TerraSkin)
” I included the stenciling technique in my workshop The Artist Book at the Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal June 6 & 7
Really great outcomes, and a ton of fun, the TerraSkin is super easy to cut, creating organic shapes is a snap.” – Melanie
Rock paper cuts like butter and is satisfyingly reusable as a stencil.
Please check out Melanie’s upcoming workshops and have FUN adding some creative zest to the world!
Ask questions, leave comments we are interested in what you have to say!
- barrier proof
- cuts like butter
- acrylic washes, glazes
- image transfer on TerraSkin