TCW Design Team Member, Keri Sallee, here and I am SUPER excited to be sharing today’s project with you.
Once a year, I attend a “scrapbooking” retreat with my sister’s in law and some friends. We rent out a bed and breakfast and just spend 5 days together and scrap. This year, however, I was only able to make it for 1 day so I decided not to even take pictures…instead I took TONS of paints and my TCW Stencils.
I wanted to challenge myself to go BIGGER with my ideas and do a larger canvas in a style that wasn’t my “normal style.” I wanted to do it completely in paint and ink…without any paper (which is usually my style.)
Here is my finished canvas (it is 16×20)
I started with black acrylic paint and used a credit card technique to make my “birch trees.”
I decided to use my TCW530S 6×6 Stencil “Shadow Tree” to add “branches” to my trees before adding the base colors for my sky and grass.
To add depth to my sky and grass, I added a few spritzes of Bahama Blue Fireworks to my sky and Dandelion Fireworks to my grass (by Imagine Crafts.)
To fill in my “grass”, I used TCW502 12×12 Stencil “Impressions.” (Using the circular impression on the beginning of the second row.) I used green acrylic paint mixed with Golden Heavy Gloss Gel to add shine.
For fun, I used the end of my paintbrush to add squiggles and lines to connect my separate stencil impressions.
Once that was dry, I added some yellows and darker greens just with a paintbrush to add depth. I also added Neon Pink Golden High Flow acrylic as accent shadows on my trees and I added white clouds to my sky using a irRESISTable Texture Spray in Wedding Dress from Imagine Crafts
Using my finger and a variety of Liquitex Acrylic paints, I added abstract “flowers”, mixed fun colors and using various bottle lids to make my rings.
To finish it up, I added the word “DREAM” from Rebekah Meier’s “Word Association” 12×12 Stencil (TCW527) to my sky using black acrylic paint mixed with Liquitex Modeling Paste.
I hope was you enjoyed my project today and it challenges you to step outside your “style” and try something new!!
TCW Design Team Member