Ranger Designer Challenge: Orange Slices Stencil

Hey there!  It’s me, Julie Fei-Fan Balzer!

I was absolutely delighted and honored when Tim Holtz asked me to participate in the Ranger Designer Challenge this year.  We were each given a Dina Wakley Media Board and a set of the new TIm Holtz Distress Crayons.  Our only instructions were that it had to be vertical and it had to feature the Distress Crayons. Of course I used a brand new Balzer Designs stencil to create my design!

from the Balzer Designs Blog: Ranger Designer Challenge 2016: #DistressCrayons
The background and the pattern on the butterflies were created using my new Orange Slices stencil.

from the Balzer Designs Blog: Ranger Designer Challenge 2016: #DistressCrayons
Instead of paint splats I used tiny black rhinestones from my stash.  They’re so old that they didn’t have adhesive on the back.  I had to glue each one individually!

from the Balzer Designs Blog: Ranger Designer Challenge 2016: #DistressCrayons
from the Balzer Designs Blog: Ranger Designer Challenge 2016: #DistressCrayons
Stacks and stacks of foam adhesive went into making this project happen.  I really wanted the butterflies to pop right off the canvas and into flight!

from the Balzer Designs Blog: Ranger Designer Challenge 2016: #DistressCrayons
from the Balzer Designs Blog: Ranger Designer Challenge 2016: #DistressCrayons
from the Balzer Designs Blog: Ranger Designer Challenge 2016: #DistressCrayons
from the Balzer Designs Blog: Ranger Designer Challenge 2016: #DistressCrayons
from the Balzer Designs Blog: Ranger Designer Challenge 2016: #DistressCrayons
I even unearthed some black foam adhesive for my text.  I don’t think it means you can’t see the foam adhesive, but it does make it slightly less obvious.

from the Balzer Designs Blog: Ranger Designer Challenge 2016: #DistressCrayons

I love how easy stencils make creating something wonderful.  Whenever I get a new medium (such as Distress Crayons) I immediately try to think of how it can be used with stencils!  And notice that I used both the 6×6 and 12×12 sizes of the Orange Slices stencil.  An easy way to create rhythm in any project — repeat the design!

I hope you’ll stop by my instagram and YouTube channel to see more stenciling projects!

xo
Julie

 

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