Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Stencil Girl THE BOOK Blog Hop

This is not the conventional StencilGirl Hop we usually participate in.
All the Hop Artists are using different techniques from different chapters of a book.
I am referring to Mary Beth Shaw's second stencil book titled

I found my inspiration on pages 38-43 in the chapter titled...
Let's Get Dimensional.
I used Sculpey Clay, three stencils and a stamp.
See the Seeds Stencil? The Bullet Holes stencil?
The Broken Circles 6 Stencil?
I cooked my little clay circles as the package directed,
let them cool and started painting them.

I guess I was already envisioning colorful flowers...
because these are definitely the centers of flowers!

Page 41 had the best TIP ever!
Now I am able to do a positive and a negative of the Seeds Stencil!

I collaged some doilies and circles onto a blank homemade canvas for texture.
I spread some paint around to get an idea of where I wanted flowers..
and stamped my Seed Stencil stamp here and there.

And since I was getting dimensional....
I squeezed out some Winsor&Newton Galeria tube acrylics in Permanent Green Light.

My centers are done, I am ready for my focal flowers so I pull out a couple more tubes of paint...
I generously squeeze out 'petals'
 and using the Liquitex Matte Super Heavy Gel on the backs of my centers,
I gently place them where I want them...

Then I step away from the canvas....for a long, long time!
Lady...Did you Hear me? Step Away from the Canvas....

I let it dry in front of the studio fan all day and all night......
I figured it would take a long time to dry.

More details...More depth.
Hmmmm.... Needs a word.....

I love it!

Visit the StencilGirl StencilTalk blog all week to see what else this book offers!
StencilGirl is generously giving away one stencil every day
and a Grand Prize of Mary Beth's Book and a package of stencils at the end of the week.
So leave comments on everything!

This book is chock full of ideas and inspiration.
If you order it from StencilGirl Products you will receive the exclusive bookmark stencil
 that I previously used in the last half of this post HERE.
I can't wait to see what you have come up with too!

This is today's list:
StencilGirl Talk
>>>>Janet Joehlin<<<<
Jennifer Priest
Michael Trent

Happy Arting!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

September StencilClub Preview

Hello Friends....
Time for my preview of the September StencilClub.
Hop on over to the StencilGirl Talk Blog and see what is there. 
Are you a member of StencilClub yet?
Happy Arting!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Documented Life Project

Another DLP catch up session!
The challenge for week 28 was to use a small photo.
I was on a Sisters Getaway this week
at a wonderful B&B in Dresden, Ohio.
A FABULOUS place that I recommend highly!
Really...I didn't bring any photos when I packed my things...
I was able to use one that one of my sister's didn't use in her scrapbook layout.

I really DO use a lot of blues and greens in my work!

We did a little sightseeing at Roscoe Village and I found some shower gifts for the new baby.
Every child needs a Clifford the Big Red Dog!
Mostly we hung out at theB&B and relaxed and enjoyed ourselves!

I found some hand crafted bracelets at a really reasonable price, too, and used the tags.
I had taken a small pile of stencils with me...not sure what I would be working on...
I am glad I did! I used the July 2014 StencilClub stencils for the second week in a row!

Gosh....I do love summer!

I used an app called Pencil Sketch Collage to turn my family photo into this sketch.
You remember I had to get a new computer because lightning fried mine???

^These are my hearts.^

My wish list is pretty simple really......
Happy Arting! 
Do something creative today!

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Documented Life Project

The DLP challenge for week 26 was to use a scripture or inspirational quote.
The face came first...then I came across 1 Sam.16:7 and it went wonderfully with it.

 It was a total accident that my girl's face has blue blemishes on it!
It happened as I was working on the following weeks' pages. 

Perfectly Imperfect and Loving It! 

Last week (in real time) I participated in a blog hop 
I used this Plate 1430 stamp set and did THIS project.
I have all the extra numbers on tissue paper and I am starting to use some
 in my Daily and this DLP.
A little variety always makes things interesting!!

 Summer is my favorite season!

I used a couple of the July 2014 StencilClub Stencils on this spread.
I wrote about it here on the StencilGirl Talk blog.

Happy Arting Everyone!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

VIVA Las Vegas Stamps and StencilGirl Hop

VIVA Las VegaStamps! sent us each a sheet of their rubber stamps.
I received the December Daily, titled Plate 1430 which is perfect for what I do in my own Daily!

Numbers... Words... A Little Alphabet!!! 
It makes my Heart Sing!!!!

I started by liberally stamping this rubber stamp in its entirety onto tissue paper
using the Stazon Ink Pad in several colors...
Azure, Timber Brown, Black Cherry, and Midnight Blue.
A little variety always adds interest.
And THEN I separated the little alphabets and some of the words to get started 
with a spread in my StencilGirl Journal from here......

I just wanted the cute little alphabet for this one. 
The other parts of the tissue paper are being saved for my DLP for December!

My background consists of some year old gelli plate experiments....
plus the liberally stenciled page of my StencilGirl Book,
Washi Tape, PanPastels, Posca Pens, Distress Inks, paints and markers.

Smack dab in the middle of the left side page is the August StencilClub Swirly Doodle.
One of my favorites....
On top of that is the Bullet Holes Stencil by Terri Stegmiller.
I used this stencil 2 different ways......

I used my VersaMark Stamp Pad and Copper PanPastels randomly...
For a little metallic shine.
Then I thought the opposite page needed a little focal point...
And the little yellow Bullet Holes were made to look like little sunshine flowers
with Posca Pens, markers and paints.

Ahhh...Warm Memories....I used to sing this with my kids....

Check back with the StencilGirl Talk  
and Viva Las VegaStamps! all week long
 to see what each of the design teams are doing.
Leave comments on all the blog posts for more chances to win the giveaway.

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Arting!