Monday, September 21, 2009

Bizarro! Gorilla Portrait on a Plate!




I bought the book Stencil 101 late last year with a plan to use stenciling as a part of Christmas crafting. I didn't end up using it, but I am really pleased to have it in the old craft library. Yesterday afternoon I found myself feeling a bit crafty and pulled it off the shelf.

I saw a plate on etsy (I have looked and looked for it but can't find it anymore) which I have had on my mind for a while. It appeared to be a vintage plate with something painted on it.

I bought this little plate- maybe it is even a saucer, from the oppy a few weeks ago with this little plan in mind. I used a paint medium for glass and tile (I did want porcelain paint, but my local junk/art shop didn't have any). I did want to do the little deer, but she didn't fit on my plate, so Mr Gorilla it was! He looks strangely regal hanging on the wall!

To practice my stenciling technique I made some cards with another stencil. It's pretty fun.

Don't stand still, I might stencil you!

PS The man of the house is home safely from his 2 weeks abroad which feels luxurious actually! Thanks to everyone who expressed empathy during this period without him!

11 comments:

Madeline said...

Ha! That's pretty cool. I have a few things that could use some stenciling action. Too bad you don't live nearer. I'd let you loose with those stencils in my house. ;)
Yay for your hubby being home! I know you're relieved.

Miss Muggins said...

That plate looks amazing, and like you paid a small fortune for it! Glad hubby is home safe and sound too.

Gina said...

1. Glad the Mr's home. Hallelujah.
2. That plate. IS. AWESOME!!!!! (Now I sound like someone from Yo Gabba Gabba, if you've ever had the misfortune of viewing that particular kids' program). I really didn't know you could stencil onto porcelain... uh oh, now I want to try it. Dang.

Tania said...

Now, that's dangerous. And I'm dangerously inspired. Hold on to your hats, family!

Cindy said...

Who wouldn't love a gorilla plate - I mean really it is pretty cool! Glad that Mr is home too, always feels best like that doesn't it.

karlyn Jackson said...

what a great thing to do to those special plates that are too nice to eat off. Love the little dear too. Glad hubby is home safely...it is amazing the sense of relief when they walk in the door.

karlyn Jackson said...

or should I say "deer"

sweetwilliam said...

I had my eye on that book on Amazon last year - might have to get it now...

tea with lucy said...

He is very cool!

. . .and yay for being able to hand over the kids and put your feet up!

Sally said...

Love the gorilla... very awesome.
O deer - I'm still chuckling from reading your post.

handmade romance said...

the gorilla plate is very cool!