Sunday 12 November 2017

Stencil Fun

This piece was created for the first Explore Your Creativity challenge on Junk Journal Junkies and Mindful Art.  The challenge was to use stencilling and texture paste with the colour blue.  As it involves so much stencilling, I am also entering it into the current challenge on the That's Crafty Challenge Blog (Stencil It!) as well as the Country View Challenge for November (Stencils).
I started with a piece of mixed media card cut to 18.5cm x 19.5cm and covered it all over with London Blue Dylusions paint through the Bubbles stencil by IndigoBlu.  I really should have dried each section as I moved the stencil, as I created some 'ghosting' by not doing so, but I was intending to use this layer as a resist, so didn't worry too much.
I then added another layer of stencilling; this time using Periwinkle Blue Dylusions paint through the large Cargo layering stencil by Tim Holtz (THS001).
Next I introduced Texture Paste (Cosmic Shimmer Clear) as a second method of creating a resist.  this time I masked off areas of both the large and mini Chevron stencils (THS024 and THMS024) and dragged the texture paste through the remaining apertures.  It is difficult to see in the first photo as it was nearly dry and therefore clear.
It is much easier to see where I had applied the texture paste once it was completely dry and I had spritzed the whole page with Tumbled Glass Distress Spray.
To intensify the colour, I went over areas with the matching Distress ink applied with a blending tool bringing out the texture paste resist sections even more.
As a focal point, I added two of the Christmas Paper Dolls, sealed them with Distress Collage medium, dried thoroughly and then tinted the photos with blue Faber Castell Big Brush markers, blending with cotton buds.  I also added shading all round the images using the same method (Ultramarine, Sky Blue, Phthalo Blue and Indanthrene Blue).
The images were protected with a piece of paper towel and white spatters of watered down Titanium White acrylic paint were added with a fan brush.
Finally three appropriate sentiments from the Small Talk Occasions sticker book by Tim Holtz were added to the page.

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