First, let me say that I’m not usually photographing women’s legs/thighs. But this was just so incredible that I needed to share! This is our sales rep, Kelly Grace. She lives in Canada and has so much energy and creativity that it oozes out of her. Here are her black pants that had a minor stain on them. So sad. So what did she do? She grabbed her TCW382 Garden Gate 12×12 stencil and went to work. She used her Lumière Graphite paint with a little black mixed in. Slowly and carefully dabbing onto the stencil, onto the pants. I think she said she used some wax paper inside the pant so that it didn’t bleed through. Then she used Viva paint pen for the final “texture” beads on top. Awesome!!
If you think this bag looks cool in this photo, you should see it in person!! Gisele Cabral is so incredibly talented. And she plans on teaching this at Scrapbook Centrale soon. (She was inspired by Dina Wakley’s gorgeous stencils including TCW355 Casey& Penelope!!)
Okay, not LOUISE’s personal wedding, but the wedding of her godson! Now that we’ve got that straight, take a gander at what a little modeling paste on white paper (and our lovely stencils) can do! Here’s another;
Wonderful, right? I love the subtlety of white on white with a little color sprayed onto the peaks and valleys.
To see more photos, and a listing of what products were used, click here.
Nowhere does it say that all Art Journals must have your whole heart and soul poured out in words on it. It can just be your visual thoughts. Because, Hey! It’s your journal, and you can do whatever you want in it. So there!!
I like how Linda B used Julie’s Chevron Arrows (TCW320) in the background and then the outline of her Poppies (TCW270) for the flowers in the front.
To read all about Linda’s process, click here to see her blog. Thanks for sharing with us Linda!!
All I really need is a picture of that TCW203 Circle Grid stencil (above) to be happy. Doesn’t it just look good enough to frame? It looks like it’s saying “Thank you. I’ve had a good life. I’ve been loved well by Carolyn Dube.”
Well obviously I’m not the only crazy person who just likes to see well-loved stencils. Carolyn writes: “The sun is shining, flowers are starting to bloom and the stencils are singing- maybe the birds too but I am only hearing the stencils. The layers of paint that have built up on them have hypnotized me. Not just the “hypnotized from doing laundry and cleaning” (because a paperclip can hypnotize me when it comes to avoiding that stuff); hypnotized from doing the stuff too! What’s been grabbing your attention lately?”
Here are a few images that Carolyn posted last week. Feel free to leave a comment here or on her blog.
Cyndi Bundy posted this fun challenge earlier in the week. I thought I’d share (plus I love her color choice above!) Notice how she used Dina’s “Casey and Penelope” silhouette stencil (TCW355) and Julie’s Cityscape stencil (TCW376). Sprinkled in the background are Julie’s Hexagons (TCW324). Feel free to post on Cyndi’s “Challenge Gallery”.
Its time to play along with the 3D challenge and this week I’m challenging you to create an Art Journal page!
This doesn’t have to be scary and I’m betting you have all the supplies that you need:
1. A journal (could be a sketchbook, an old atlas or book, a composition book, etc)
2. a pen or marker to journal with
3. paints, spray inks, ink pads with brayers, etc
4. stencils and/or stamps
The art journaling craze has been around for a while but I’ve only recently begun my journey. I have a couple of journals that are dedicated to this. I may try new techniques, color combos, etc. I may not finish a page in one day. Its a way to express yourself!
My page today is all about my addiction to Starbucks. Your page could be about anything!
I just saw this post from Sanna and needed to share. I love her simple approach to layouts and stencils. Here’s what she wrote on her blog:
It is again middle of the month and time for yet another colour challenge at ScrapFriends. I find these colours very inspiring and I´m guessing that you will too . The girls (GDT & DT) have created STUNNING pages, so be sure to check those out here! And I´m also again hoping to see many of you submitting – we love to see your pages and share some love . See you at ScrapFriends, lovelies!
Happy scrapping, xoxo, Sanna
Patterned Paper: ILS (pops of 01-02); Mask: The Crafter´s Workshop; Pen: Faber-Castell; Stamp: Scrapperin; Flowers: Prima Marketing Inc. (Donna-rustic, laraine, Tivona); Misting: Studio Calico Mister Huey´s; Twine: Whisker Graphics, Knot&Bow; Other: Date Stamp; Ink: Hero Arts shadow inks, Ranger Archival Ink; Glue: Aleene´s; Alphas: American Crafts; Die Cuts: Kaisercraft (Collectables-Botanical odyssey)