While every Sunday is "Stencil Sunday" where the ARTplorations Mixed Media Design Team shares their stencil-inspired creations, the first Sunday of every month starts a brand new mixed media challenge over at the STAMPlorations blog where it is always "Anything Goes Except a Card". You have to use some kind of stencil on your project and it cannot be a card, but those are pretty much the only rules. We would love to see your mixed media projects linked up this month. Every month the design team vote for their favorites and there are prizes to be won! Go HERE for all the rules and how to details.
I like playing with the covers of my Art Journals because this is my private space where I allow myself to do whatever I feel like (smile). The following photos reveal a bit of my process and one or two design tips... enjoy!
|Here are the products I will be using as I go through the process...|
|I started with a base of one coat of white gesso and some Nuance watercolor powders - sprinkle, spray with water & blot with paper towels...|
|I used the ARTplorations Large Feathers and Arrows stencil... and Yes, I cut it up in to smaller, more manageable pieces... it works so much better for me this way.|
|I selected two feather stencils and used several different mediums layered overtop of each other; the same feathers but different textures and colors. I loved the end result!|
|I really like this texture paste that crackles when it dries. Did you notice how some of the watercolor pigment was leached up into the paste as it dried? I love this!|
As always thank you for popping in to see what I am up to and please do leave me a comment if you like what you are seeing!
STAMPlorations Products Used On This Project:
|Stencil: Some Birds|