Friday, December 23, 2016

StencilGirl and PaperArtsy Blog Hop

Hello, fellow creatives! 
Welcome to the StencilGirl/PaperArtsy blog hop! 
I feel very blessed to work with these companies' products, and thrilled to show you my project.
Let's get started!

I chose to participate with what I love best at the moment: to work in my art journal. 

I had great fun with a sweet stamp set designed by Kim Dellow, as part of the Eclectica line.

And these gorgeous stencils from StencilGirl: 

I am using a large Dylusions Journal
I start by covering the two pages with black gesso

Let dry, then add white gesso, scraping with a plastic card. I don't want all the black covered.

Next, I go in with a pencil and scrape marks into the wet gesso, creating more texture. 

Before completely dry, I close the book and open it again, peeling away some layers, to reveal black.

A part of it ripped, so I glue it with matte medium to a different part of the layout.

The juiciest part is next: using these GORGEOUS chalk paints!
Seriously, I want all the colours!! ♥♥♥

I start sponging with the Spongee from StencilGirl, covering about three areas. Then I add in three more colours.

Candy Floss

Bubble Gum

The next step is very subtle. I stencil leaves using the 9x12" club stencil using various paint colours on three edges of the layout. 

Then I isolate one flower from the stencil, and create some clusters.

I add in some Mermaid and Captain Peacock with the sponge to create a bit more contrast.

Stenciling with the grid stencil is the next fun step. I try to place the stencil down randomly.

Some pretty washi tape is next.

These sweet little rounded square clusters are so fun to work with!
I rotate the stamp to create a varied look.

Sharpie paint pens to doodle in the squares to add more interest and colour is next.
I also add white paint in places to brighten the page up.
My text will come next, and I want it to stand out, as it is my focal point, so I put down Snowflake in that area.

I had some leftover paint on my pallet, so I finger paint in areas to use it up.

Pink paint dots are a welcome addition. I love dots!

The sweet SHINE word stamp from the stamp set goes on top of the white area on right side of layout.

I add lots of white paint dots to make the word shine and radiate from the middle.

I felt that the word didn't stand out enough, so I stamped multiple times to make it appear larger. I first added a bit more white background.

Still not quite bright enough...

So I paint circular swaths of colour in the lower area, adding more white paint dots so the words radiate further out.

And there you have it! It was a fun, easy project, and those paints!! Soooo luscious! The stencils? Always an easy way to add interest to backgrounds!

Please be sure to visit the other artists who are participating in this hop for more great and beautiful ideas!
One lucky winner will receive a $75 Gift Certificate to StencilGirl Products
AND a £50 Gift Certificate for PaperArtsy!!

Visit the fabulous designers from both teams and comment for your chance to win!
The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to WIN!
(One comment per blog please.)

You have until Friday, December 30th at 11:59PM Central Time to leave your comments.
Winner will be announced on StencilGirl's Facebook page and PaperArtsy's blog on Sunday, January 1.

♥♥♥  Anna  ♥♥♥