For today's StencilGirl Blog Hop, I'm working with Pam Carriker's "Complementary" stencil. My first thought was to do a journal page, but as I started thinking about what I wanted to do with the stencil, whimsical practicality took me in a different direction! The journal was set aside and instead I pulled out a 10" x 12" canvas.I used matte medium, a palette knife, and a few old dictionary pages to create a background layer. I then pulled out the stencil and some Golden Fibre Paste and I covered the stencil with a good thick layer.
When I lifted the stencil, I was left with a lovely raised image of the design. Make sure you wash your stencil right away so the fibre paste doesn't have time to dry on it!
The next step, after the fibre paste has dried, is to get out the paints. I applied a few different colours in random areas, and then did a bit of stamping with the cardboard insert from this box of Christmas tree bulbs.It didn't work as well as I had hoped but I did get some of the diamond shapes I was imagining.
Michelle Ward's "Damask 4" stencil as well as a few clock stamps.
I added several layers of paint, stippling it on to allow colours underneath to still show through a little until I was happy with the colour.
I then added some more stamping, and some numbers and the piece was starting to really take shape.
And then I added the clock works (I got mine from Lee Valley)...a clock for my studio!
I hope you've enjoyed this stop on the hop. Remember, if you visit all of the blogs, and leave comments at each, you increase your chance to win in the giveaway! Good luck!
Linda Kittmer-You are here.
Leslie Tucker Jenison-Your next stop on the hop!