The gals at ArtBeadScene present a gorgeous print for the September challenge theme, George Barbier's print "Persia," an illustration from "The Art of Perfume publishe din 1912. The print is a pochoir print. Pochoir is a direct method of hand coloring through a stencil. The stencil itself is usually knife cut from thin-coated paper, paperboard, plastic or metal and the ink or paint is applied with a brush through the stencil to the paper beneath. Multi-colored pochoirs are produced with multiple stencils, and the technique has often been used to add colors to black and white lithographs.
I am happy to add Barbier, a "new to me" artist, to my list of artists who inspire me.
I intended to enter the Art Bead Scene September challenge this month, although this wasn't the entry I intended to enter; but as soon as I placed the tiny brass, floral end caps on the Czech glass tulips, I decided to create something with an early 20s, Parisian flare for the challenge.