Wednesday, June 17, 2015

StencilGirl and ArtQuest Hop

Hi Stencil Lovers! 
StencilGirl has partnered with USArtQuest 
to bring you a great Hop this week..... and today is Day 3.....
Have you been to the USArtQuest website and seen all they have to offer?
So many How-to Videos and information..... along with So Many Products!

 I want to show you some things I did with Mini Prills and PPA.
So what IS a Mini Prill? Here is what they remind me of......

Think Donut Holes....but smaller...Bead Holes.......(but don't eat them)
Tiny little great colors.
Great texture.
Very versatile.

And what, you ask, is PPA?
Perfect Paper Adhesive, of course.
A fabulous glue.
I like that it is water-soluble when wet BUT water-resistant when dry.

I used two stencils on this Daily cover......
The May 2015 StencilClub middle sized stencil and
one of Rae Missigman's 4x4 stencils called  Repetition.

I used a thin spread of modeling paste through parts of the Club Stencil
and just started coloring areas with Neocolor II Crayons and paints.
I kept adding layers of colors till I was happy with the look.

Then I laid down Rae's Repetition Stencil...
just because I love that dotted pattern.

I added my number 21 with paint first......
because I number my Dailies and that is what's next...
Then I laid the PPA glue down and poured the Mini Prills on top.
I ended up with a double layer
because I wanted it to be densely filled.
I just liked that look.

Then I added the Mini Prills in different colors to other areas of the cover.
It was fun to do.

But I am not done playing with Mini Prills yet!

I repurposed this old art journal cover from years ago......
It was an all over stamping of a cardboard tube....
which ended up kind of boring.
I gessoed over the design, still letting it peek through a bit....
Then poured my PPA glue on a palette and used a sponge 
to daub it through Terri Stegmiller's Bold Flower Stencil.
I laid those Mini Prills on pretty thick again.
When everything was dry I coated the bead design
with another layer of the PPA glue.
 I don't know if it was required.... but what it did was encase 
the whole design in a protective seal.  

I love how that experiment turned out.
I used colored pencils and markers and pens to shade in around it.
The texture is fabulous.

And then my favorite project with these Mini Prills....
Grand Baby #2 is due to arrive this fall.
I made an art journal devoted to the journey of her arrival and first months.

The cover for this book was so much fun to do!
Pink and teal...obviously.....
Mismatched chipboard letters...glued down.....gessoed over...
Clustered Triangles, another 4x4 Rae Missigman Stencil,
was used as texture by spreading a thin layer of Matte Gel.

I drew the flower....painted and shaded all around....
Using paints and markers
 I used DecoArt Media Crackle Glaze over top of the white BABY letters.
That turned out to be a nice surprise! 
The Mini Prills inside those letters was the perfect touch! 
I lightly added some aqua Mini Prills to the center area of the flower too.

Am I overdoing it with these "baby photos"? 
Ha! Seriously! I LOVE how this turned out! 

And I can't get enough of the awesome texture these Mini Prills give!

So there you go! 
Thanks to Susan Pickering Rothamel and USArtQuest 
for supplying the SG Team with these great products!

Check out Maria McGuire's blog today to see what project she has created.

Happy Arting!

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Friday, April 10, 2015

Groovy StencilClub Designs

Hi Friends. 
I am over on the StencilGirl Talk blog today
showing how I used 
the April StencilClub stencils in my Daily.

Come on over and see all the groovy details!

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Another Color Burst Experiment

I want to show you another experiment I did with Ken Oliver Crafts 
Color Burst Paints.

I wanted to play with a resist and the clear Liquid Glass is just what I needed.
I brushed the Liquid Glass through the stencil onto the white paper.

I went with the rainbow colors of Color Burst Paints around the page
since it was all experimentation and I didn't have a firm objective.

With the first layer dry I started round two.
I loosely outlined some of the shapes and drew the circles and dots in 
with the great tip on the liquid glass' bottle.

I painted another layer of green over this olive color.
It really made the yellow dots pop out

This is a BEFORE photo....
 This is the AFTER photo....

See how the Liquid Glass sat on TOP of the paper and did not soak into the fibers?

Instead of repelling the Color Burst Paint it trapped it underneath.

When the Liquid Glass product went IN to the paper fibers 
it DID give a resist ..... like the light colored dots below.

Practice and play...oh yeah!

It's always fun to play with your paints!
Have fun!

Friday, March 27, 2015

Color Burst is King!

Hello Stencil Lovers! 
I am back again on Day 5 of the Ken Oliver Crafts and StencilGirl Hop.
I have something a little different this time.

I used Mary Beth Shaw's Circle on Circle stencil 
to space some nice sized circles for color swatches.

I am involved in Mary Ann Moss' online Sketchbookery Class this year.
She encourages her students to draw everything and to make color charts....
among other things....

Since Ken Oliver generously sent us an entire set of the Color Burst Paints
I decided to add them into my Sketchbookery line up.
It was time to play with colors.
Above are the three primary and 3 secondary colors in order

On my paint pallet I sprinkled just a little bit of pigment powder in every color...
into one pile.....then added a bit of water...and the center color is what I got.
But then I kind of knew I would get a gray or brown if I mixed all the colors together.

I experimented with mixing colors and adding salt to some....

And then I drew my little bottles.
They are colorful little soldiers standing tall.

I used a black and a gray Sharpie Marker to add details.
But all that shading and coloring is Ken's Color Burst Paints.
Pretty Fabulous!

The Violet powder is so intense it almost looks black all by itself.
I had tried to pour equal amounts of each color out onto the paint pallet.
Note to self: use less violet!

This was a lot of fun and I look forward to a lot more experimentation.

Did you know that both StencilGirl and Ken Oliver Crafts have giveaway
prizes when this week long Blog Hop event is over? 
Since today is the last day of the Hop I am sure it will be soon!

Leave a comment here to be entered to win a
 $50 gift certificate from StencilGirl. 
Then head on over to the other blogs to find out about their prizes!

Here is today's Line Up of Blogs.....

>>>>>Janet Joehlin<<<<<

We hope you have enjoyed these 5 days of great projects!
Thanks for visiting!