I've been having a lot of fun playing with stencils. They are especially fun to use with some of the sprays out now - Glimmer Mists and Color Washes are a couple. Stencils are also fun to play with with spouncers or foam brushes and paint or ink.
My very talented friend, Paula, aka Journal Artista, is hosting a contest and will be giving away some Crafter Workshop stencils. To be eligible to be in the drawing for a stencil you need to make some art using a stencil and share a link to it on her blog Linky. You can read all about it on her blog HERE.
Back to the fun I've been having...here's a page I finished today:
Guess maybe I use prompts backwards...most people pick a prompt, then do the art. I sometimes know what I want to say on the page, but usually I do the art and then decide what it's saying to me.
I'm really liking that Tattered Florals die. Here's some more stenciling with it:
And still more:
For the gold and blue page I was painting book pages with watercolors and then die cutting the flowers. After cutting out the yellow ones I set the leftover paper aside and it was on top of the book page I had painted blue. Looked pretty cool! So an idea was born! I painted the gold background, glued the blue page down, then the yellow. Looked sort of plain so added some cut out flowers. Still needed something so used some of the die scrap as stencils abd sprayed with bright blue spray I made by mixing Glacier Glimmer Mist with some bright blue Memories reinker ink.
I used matte medium for gluing down all the pieces on these pages.
The green page started out as a background page I was going to post to show the stencils. In addition to the flowers I also used sequin waste (or also called Punchinella) to stencil the dots. I did that first, then put the flowers down and sprayed over them with Color Wash. (fyi - I get my sequin waste HERE) I love sequin waste and use it all the time.
Here's the background page:
You can get links to The Artistic Biker Ustream and YouTube from his blog HERE.
And if you want to see more stencil art, check out a page I did a little while ago - Click Here
This page was definately Paula inspired with the many layers added to it!
Thanks Paula and Blade for all the inspiration I get from both of you!
If you read all the way through to here I applaud you. If not, I understand, it got pretty long. Hope you enjoyed the pictures!
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