I cut (2) full images from a piece of Canvas Corp ~ Handmade Paper.
I colored one with Dylusions ~ Black Marble Ink Spray.
The other I colored with Rain Forest ~ Twinkling H20.
I then cut (2) each of the “Daisies” from the same Handmade Paper.
I colored the flowers with various amounts of
Love Struck, Just Peachy and Mango Freeze ~ Twinkling H20′s.
I created the background for my “posies” by
applying Claudine Hellmuth’s ~ Gesso,
through The Crafter’s Workshop ~ Mini Bricks Template
onto a Canvas Corp ~ Burlap Stretched Canvas.
When the Gesso was dry, I placed the Mini Bricks Template
back over the “gessoed” bricks….slightly off.
With a palette knife, I randomly applied
Viva Colour ~ Amber Gold and Golden Green Ferro.
What a BEAUTIFUL Brick Wall indeed!?!?!
Don’t you just love the dimension of these flowers??
I hope I’ve inspired you….
to pull out one of your favorite
Crafter’s Workshop stencils…..
and have a BLAST!!!
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!!)
Life has been very busy lately – too busy to draw/sketch!! AARRGGHH – Despite the chaos around me, I took a few minutes to sketch a girl yesterday but then had no time to post her until now. She’s a bit contemplative and perhaps sad?. . .maybe she is dreaming about when she will have more time. . .
Used gouache for the first time (Emerald) – not sure if I like it or not – I was in such a hurry to finish that I definitely appreciated that it was easily squirted from the tube but that’s not much of a recommendation for a paint is it?
This painting is so peaceful. Thank you Kelly Foster for posting it on your blog. I love how you used the Flying Geese TCW332 stencil plus a few more. Be sure to click on her blog to read the whole process.
Martha Richardson has been a longtime groupie of ours. So I was so happy to find her blog post showing how she creates papers that she later uses in her layouts and projects. Here is a photos of some of her background papers just waiting to be cut by her Vagabond and Sizzix dies.
Click here to read more about her process and see some creations!!
Have a very Merry Christmas from the TCW elves and I. Enjoy.
I’m excited to introduce my new Church Windows stencil, which will be available at January 2013′s CHA trade show. This stencil is inspired by my travels. I love to visit old churches and always take pictures of the spectacular stained-glass windows. I designed this stencil from photographs that I took of windows in England, Italy, and Spain.
I can’t wait to see the art you create with this stencil! You can see more of my work on my website and blog.
Great stuff on the Aussie Scrap Source website. Although they only sell to retailers shops, they have wonderful ideas and extraordinary designers. Here’s what was written about the above piece:
“Jill combined both the good and the bad that has been 2012 into a canvas featuring the Prima Craftsman papers and note cards, and the Crafters Workshop ‘Flower Garden’ template. Collaging the canvas and then layering paints, ink and mists over the template, incorporating autobiographical elements into your artwork is easy to do – not to mention therapeutic!”
“As you probably already know The Crafters Workshop templates are a creative favourite for Louise. For this particular layout Louise has created an ‘embossed’ like pattern on her background, using the template, texture paste and gesso. The pattern of the template has been highlighted by the subtle use of Tattered Angels chalkboard glimmer mist behind and around the photo.”
Ahhh. For all layout artists who love pretty layouts and want to incorporate mixed media and stencils, HERE YA’ GO! Cristin Grönnslett leads the way (from Norway!!) to show us how “less can be more”.
“Messy” can be subtle. It can be color coordinated. It can be harmonious. Don’t be afraid to reach beyond your comfort zone. You can layer, one soft layer after another soft layer. You don’t need to scream “I’m a mixed media artist”, you can whisper it.