28 May 2014

Be Still

Hello!
I love using stencils, but more often than not find myself scraping some kind of paste or medium through them to give loads of texture. I decided to challenge myself to use a stencil as a focal point, but with no texture!
I came up with this....
This falling leaves stencil is fab, love the heart shaped look! I've done a step by step so you can see how it all came together.
First, add the background colour. This was done by quickly brushing on stripes of green, red and purple Studio paint (with a little white added in!)
Once dry, I added a little more detail in the same colours, sponging through some sequin waste..
Black stamping next..Jenni Bowlin and 7 Dots stamps..
Next, the focal stencilling. I used white paint.
As it's acrylic paint we're using, even a lightly sponged layer of white will be opaque enough  to cover the darker colours beneath! I wanted to emphasise the leaves further though, so I doodled around them...
Once the basic background is done, you can see where you might want to add a few more details. I thought the black stamping was very 'blocky' on the left hand side, it seemed a bit isolated. I felt it needed a few extra black accents to draw it down into the lower part of the page...
I added printed lines, dots and a few more doodles here and there.
Next, add the images and text...
A stamped fairy, and some rub on words!
So.... adding multiple stamped images together, but only using small parts of them, creates a fab collaged look...
Fine line doodling can make designs 'pop'....
I hope you like it...have a great day!
Love Trish xxx










10 comments:

ElizabethR said...

Love that stencil and it's a great page as well. I too am guilty as charged for not getting enough use from my stencil's, must rectify that. Elizabeth x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous Trish, wonderful use of co,our and I love the black and scratchy lines and doodles. Lovely, Tracy x

Caroline said...

Really cool Trish, such a great idea! Great balance of stamping & the leaves with doodling are funkilicious... :))

isisimaginings.com said...

Gorgeous page, I love the streaks of colour.

lena-dailyscrap said...

Beautiful, beautiful - great work! LOVE everything on this page!

Coco said...

Very lovely work!! Coco x

jasann said...

Just love this page, the colours are wonderful!!!

Nan G said...

Lots of texture with out the bumpiness of texture...cool! Thanks for the step by step, as it really helps one to see the steps you take and how it adds to the whole composition. Hugs

Corrie Herriman said...

Great page !
Corrie x

Ellie Knol said...

Gorgeous!