Sunday, 21 July 2019

STAMPlorations Stencil Sunday



I'm over on the STAMPlorations blog with a Stencil Sunday post.  I played with four of the Faces stencils to go in the signature of my Travellers Notebook - remember this?


A signature is the fancy name for the folded paper inserts in a journal.  I used cartridge paper because it's thinner than card and easier to fold.  I've got a couple of shots of each finished project, and a photo-heavy tutorial on the Fresh Beginning project, so grab yourself a cuppa.


My first project uses Faces: Foxy.  I used fineliner pens to create the outlines, then painted her skin with Distress Inks and a No.5 round brush, and painted and sponged the background.


I stamped Trendy Spring Blooms into her hair, firstly inking one of the solid images with Distress Inks, but I wasn't happy with that result, so I overstamped one of the line images in black and dotted the centres with a white Signo pen.  I added some extra stamping around the edges - Beautiful from Hashtag Authentic and one of my favourite grunge stamps from Mixed Media Grunge.


The next one uses Faces: ChicBold Sentiments: Fabulous and Scribbly Splattery Grunge.


In my head, that's a fluffy froufrou edging to her cocktail dress.  A bit of Stickles on the earrings to highlight the bling.


For this one using Faces: Pensive across a double spread I just painted the face and skin, and just a bit of background, for an artsy look.

I drew round a few flower masks (Bloom Silhouettes) and stamped a butterfly from Trendy Butterflies.

And now for the step by step tutorial.  Are you still with me?  Need a comfort break or a refill?  Or something stronger?

This stencil (Faces: Grace) is the same one as on the front of the journal, but I just used parts of it and flipped it to change the hair a little bit.



I painted her with Distress Inks, leaving white space for highlights on her hair and the hat.


The eyes are closed on the stencil, but I wanted open eyes so I stencilled the lid without the lashes then drew in some eyes and upper lids.  I added a bit of red hat reflection under her eyes.


Then I added some white highlights in her eyes and on her lips - it makes such a difference.


For her top I used the Mini Foiled Again stencil.


Then I added stamping on the opposite side of the spread - Typografia Motivate - Fresh Beginning, Sketched: Rose, Mixed Media Grunge


If you're still here, give yourself a pat on the back!  I hope the step-by-step helped you to see how you can manipulate stencils to create a variation not he original design.

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12 comments:

  1. Beautiful creations! Love the Mini Foiled Again stencil design for the top! Pretty detail!

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  2. When I first saw these, I no idea you used stencils. Of course, your coloring and drawn details make all the difference. These are just spectacular

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  3. These are all just amazing and show what a true artist you are. I love how you gave the last lady open eyes instead of closed. Beautiful works of art!

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  4. Your coloring is amazing. Thanks for sharing your beautiful art.

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  5. Beautiful! I find coloring skin to be very intimidating but you certainly have mastered it!

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  6. Great job on these lovely faces!

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  7. Amazing creations and
    love the texture and
    coloring.
    Carla from Utah

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  8. Super cards featuring those intriguing faces, Shirley! Great work adding colour and texture to add their personalities. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  9. These are just amazing!!! I love the retro feel and how your coloring brings them to life. Awesome work!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  10. They are all beautiful, such fun stencils!! I think Pensive is my favorite though...she's so pretty.

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  11. WOW - you are so creative in how you have used these stencils - such beautiful stylish designs

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  12. this is so creative and beautiful, I love your techniques!

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