Time for a new challenge over at Try it on Tuesday so for the next two weeks we are asking you to Have fun with stencils.
I had lots of fun with stencils to create this art journal page, can you see the magic (grin!).
I started by applying Ranger Texture Paste using a Tim Holtz Floral stencil around the right-hand side, top and left-hand side of the page and left it to dry. Then I applied some Bright Aqua Green, Magenta and Cadmium Yellow Liquitex acrylic paints over the whole page including the texture paste. Next I painted some white gesso to lighten the centre of the page so it looked like the sun is streaming through the flowers and foliage. Then I applied some of the Magenta paint using a brayer over the stencilled texture paste which gave a lovely effect highlighting different areas of the flowers with colour. I used the brayer again to apply some of the Magenta paint to some flower stamps from Gummiapan and Carabelle Studios, stamping them in the foreground; I made sure that I cleaned the stamps immediately so the paint didn’t dry on them. Then I splattered the page with some black DecoArt acrylic paint.
Next I stamped some tiny stars and the wording “See the magic” using a Paperbabes Stamps stamp set and black Archival Ink. I edged the page with a black Faber-Castell Big Brush marker and stamped a grid design from Sheena using the black Archival Ink. Then I added more detail to the flowers by painting them using the Magenta and black acrylic paints and adding highlights using a white Uniball gel pen which finished the page.
For more inspiration check out the amazing creations from my Design Teamies over at Try it on Tuesday who had fun with stencils too!
Some of you were asking if I had candles on the birthday cake that I made, as you can see I did – well just one candle (grin!).
As T Stands for Tuesday I’m sharing a piece of my birthday cake with my cuppa today! It was so yummy, if you missed it in my previous post it’s a homemade Victoria sponge cake filled with butter cream and cherry jam and topped with pink and white royal icing in a feathered design (double grin!) – Happy T day!
Stay safe and well! x
Thanks for joining me today! If you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear from you.
Here is a list of all the materials used to create this art journal page:
- Tim Holtz Layering Stencils (Floral THS077)
- Ranger Texture Paste
- Liquitex Artist Basics Acrylic (Bright Aqua Green, Quinacridone Magenta, Cadmium Yellow Medium Hue)
- Pébéo White Gesso
- Ranger (Mini Brayer)
- Gummiapan Stamps (Large Rubbeckia 15030501)
- Carabelle Studios Art Stamp (SA60175 Dans la Nature, il y a …)
- DecoArt Crafter’s Acrylic (Black)
- Paperbabe Stamps (Flourish & Grow Stamp Set)
- Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black)
- Faber-Castell Big Brush Artist Pitt Pen (Black 199)
- Sheena Douglas Create A Flower Rubber Stamp (Funky Textures 2 SD-CAFS-FT2)
- Uniball Signo gel pen (White)