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Stencil 1 & Dylusions Fun

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 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 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. 




Please comment and let us know you were here.  Also, check back daily to see all the beautiful creations our design team comes up with for you. 
I hope you enjoyed.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Supplies Used - 
3 Mums Repeat stencil

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