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!!
I received a lovely email from Valerie-Jael and a link to her blog about some of her work. (See below.) I am posting directly from her blog…This first post is about the tag using our Aspen Trees template TCW252s (6×6).
“Today I just have one tag to share. I spent a lot of time painting yesterday, but it’s not finished yet. I have made a tag with a sponged ink background for the Unruly Paper Arts RAQ 1. I used my birch tree mask, and sponged gradient colours of DI through the trees. The word *Treasure* has been used as focal image over the trees, and I added some prima flowers and ribbon in complementary colours. I am also linking to Simon Says Stamp and Show, where this week a TH technique must be used.”
“For Paint Party Friday I have re-purposed another canvas, once again using acrylics in purple and green shades. I have called it *Purple moon-walk*. The canvas is 15×15″. I used my fave squares stencil and structure paste to do the background, before painting and adding Stickles, the moon and the umbrella men. The raised squares have been embossed with embossing powder and perfect pearls.”
Thanks for sharing, Valerie-Jael!
Zarah is one of our readers from Sweden. I love when she sends me little links to her blog. Here’s a layout that she did just before the new year:
Take a look at the paper she used. It’s a heavier, watercolor type paper. Those types of papers really know how to take wet media like sprays. They don’t get all soggy and sad when the water hits them. And the colors tend to really pop off of them instead of grey-ing out.
Notice how she also did a little spraying on that tag too, and a little on the doily. What I like most is that the photo (although small) is truly the center of attention. All of the spraying and embellishments just complements the layout instead of distracting from it.
To see more of her layouts, here’s her flickr link.
Artwork by Dina Wakley.
Artwork by Zarah.