ps: I love to scrape white modeling paste through it over a dark colored card (think midnight blue or even deep teal!). It’s perfect for the winter holidays. (For some added sparkle, sprinkle fine white or iridescent glitter on the paste before it dries!!)
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.
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.”
Isn’t this a fun project? Click here to see Ronda’s entire post. In the meantime, here are some great close-ups using….STENCILS!!
These pieces of work are by Camilla Olsson. I think she’s from Sweden (Camilla, please correct me if I’m wrong!!). She has some wonderful posts on her blog and tries to challenge her creativity daily. Take a look:
Can you tell that she’s a real fan of Chevron and Chunky Chevrons?
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.
We’ll still hear you.
Dina Wakley has been busy teaching and playing with all of her signature line stencils (more to come this Winter!!) Here are a bunch of great pix. The one above is by Penny (one of Dina’s students). Click here to see more.
These are by Dina: