Wednesday, 13 April 2016

ARTplorations Stencil Blog Hop


Have you seen all the fabulous ARTplorations stencils over at STAMPlorations?  For the next few days we're having a stencil blog hop, so you'll get to see plenty of them in use by the STAMPlorations girls.  Here's what I made:


I glued a couple of pieces of dictionary paper on a 12-inch square canvas then covered it with white gesso. Once that was dry I stencilled a mix of gold pearl embossing paste and glass bead embossing paste through the Shutters stencil.  


When that had dried I stencilled Graphite texture paste through the Happy Flowers Large stencil.  More waiting till that dried, then I got to work with the colouring.


(You can see the sparkle of the Graphite texture paste in this close-up).  I used red, orange and magenta Neocolour II crayons for the flower centres, grey for the shadows around the flowers and Antique Linen Distress Paint for the background.  It's a few weeks since I made this, and I can't remember what the pink drips are - either Distress Paint or Neocolour II, daubed on then spritzed so that it dripped down.

The sentiment (from Art Is) was stamped onto tissue paper then glued onto the canvas.

Ready to hop?

Hop on over to the STAMPlorations blog for a gander at all the lovely projects from the rest of the STAMPlorations girls, and leave a comment here and on the main blog for a chance to win:
  • THREE (3) winners will receive their choice of ARTplorations stencil (standard size - 5x7). Winners will be randomly drawn from all comments left on the designers' blogs.
  • ONE (1) winner will receive a $15 gift certificate OR her choice of 2 ARTplorations stencils (standard size - 5x7). Winners will be randomly drawn from comments left on the STAMPlorations blog. 
Extra prizes for those who participate in the Flash Stencil Project Linky Party and link up by April 15:
  • TWO (2) winners whose projects feature stencils (any brand) will each receive their choice of one (1) ARTplorations stencil (standard size - 5x7)
  • ONE (1) winner whose project features an ARTplorations stencil will receive her choice of three (3) ARTplorations stencils (standard size - 5x7) OR a $15 gift certificate to the shop.

31 comments:

  1. Wow...Absolutely gorgeous. I love the colour combination, your techniques and the texture with those embossing pastes. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  2. I never realised there are so many different types of embossing paste to use with stencils , a great piece of art thanks for sharing.

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  3. Such a beautiful mix of textures n stencils !

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  4. Such a beautiful mix of textures n stencils !

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  5. Fabulous mix of shapes and textures, Jo x

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  6. This is the kind of art work I want on my walls! Just gorgeous!!! I am going to try this ...

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  7. Very pretty. Love your mix of textures. TFS

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  8. So fabulous!! I love the layering you did too

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  9. Inspirational and Beautiful!

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  10. Ahhh, so beautiful Shirley. TFS the close up too. Hugs, Nancy

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  11. Wow great work on this canvas!

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  12. Totally cool, those texture pastes! Another piece of art!

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  13. DELICATELY BEAUTIFUL Shirley. I'm not sure how black flowers can fall into that 'delicate' category but with your totally shimmering pastel background - to me the whole card just takes on a DELIGHTFULLY DAINTY flair. You made those Happy Flowers look SPLENDID. j.

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  14. beautiful!! Love the texture and the design:)

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  15. Pretty canvas! Love the textures and that bit of gold!

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  16. Gorgeous canvas! love the textures and colors you've used here. xx

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  17. what a great artwork !!!!
    love he bold dark flowers against this soft background
    Amazing
    CU hellerlittle

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  18. Some products here I am not familiar with so going to check those out. Very pretty with the stencils you used. Love all the ideas for layering. Thanks for the lesson.

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  19. glad to know I'm not the only who forgets which product they used once in a while :) love the black with the colored flower centers!

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  20. These flowers are so pretty and the overall effect is lovely. You are very patient!

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  21. AMAZING! Beautiful design and mix of products Shirley. xx

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  22. Beautiful card,
    great use of the
    paste.
    Carla from Utah

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  23. Amazing
    stunning
    and adorable Canvas Work Shirley
    woooowww I cant do canvas
    you do the bes
    jump to your other stencil work
    hugs
    Monika
    PS:I made one sunflower stencil card will be thrilled if you look there Shirley and leave me some love...I am fan of your work...

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  24. LOVE THIS! Great project and wonderful use of the stencil.

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  25. Wow! Shirley... This is WOW-mazing! I love your background, the flower and even the sentiment you stamped on tissue paper. Every element on the canvas make it beautiful.

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  26. Irresistably touchable and texture-y, Shirley ... what an amazing piece of art! Hugs, Anita :)

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  27. A work of art that calls for framing...so stunning!
    hugs~c

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