Happy Friday Again Friends!
You might already know that for the month of April Altered Pages will be having fun with Stencil 1 Stencils and you are sure to see numerous great projects.
For my first Stencil 1 project I thought I would just have some fun playing in my Dylusions Journal. I used acrylic paints, collage and burlap flowers. I literally had to make myself step away from it as I just kept playing and playing.
Here is the finished page.
I started by applying gesso to the entire layout even though I was only going to be working on the right side of the journal. I thought I would get the left side ready. I forgot to snap pictures, but I used the left side to clean my brushes and this started a nice backround in a similar color palette for my next layout...no wasted paint.
Here are the two pages waiting for the gesso to dry completely.
Next, I began adding layers of watered down acrylic paints in teal, turqoise, pink and purple. I also splattered some turquise over the top of all the layers. A lot of this will be covered up, but we love layers right?!
Next, I added some fun vintage collage images from Altered Pages all related to art supplies and the letter "S". I adhered the collage images with my matte medium.
I also added a few German Scrap white flowers.
In this above picture you can see that I finally started steciling with my 3 Mums Repeat Stencil from Stencil 1. I basically dry brushed the same acrylic colors over the stencil that I had used for the backround. I used a very dry, dry brush and added the layers bit by bit to achieve the look I was after...you can always add more, but difficult to take away.
That is what gesso is for!
I will now just let the pictures do the talking instead of me, well typing, but you know what I mean.
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I hope you enjoyed.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!
Supplies Used -
3 Mums Repeat stencil