Monday, October 28, 2013

StencilGirl Bird in the Window Art Journal Page

Hi Everyone! Linda Cain here.
I have the honor of sharing with you my take on a gorgeous stencil from the talented Pam Carriker.
This StencilGirl stencil is titled "Bird in Window" and I loved it at first sight.
The page is done in the large Dylusions Journal so the 9x12 stencil fit perfectly.

This is the finished piece and I love how it turned out.

I used Distress Inks and Blending Tools to add the bright colors of ink to the stencil using purples and blues, then reds and oranges.

The hand-written phrase is added around the window and more Distress Inks are used to add color to the corners and open areas of the page.

This stencil just called my name.

I wanted the bird to be more precise, so I painted him in with acrylic paints and a brush.

When it was all dry I used a Black Glaze pen to go around all the edges and added my own drawings.

The heavy black pen created a more stained glass look.

This is a detail shot of the yellow and blue negative area that I colored in with pens.

The Glaze pen keeps the colors from blending out of the lines, but lets you blend the pen colors within their own area.

You can also see how the spritzed water drops added to the red/orange and purple/blue areas of Distress Inks show wonderful back-washes of lighter colors.

I hope you enjoyed this small look into the creative process using this stencil from Pam. I really loved the creative journey I had doing this page.

Thanks for stopping by.

 Your Friend in ART,



  1. Just gorgeous, Linda! Your amazing use of vibrant colors (as usual) is awe inspiring!

  2. Linda, this is gorgeous! I love the colours and the dimension you achieved.

  3. Linda.. just gorgeous. What an effect!

  4. I love the window. and that cute little bird.. you can just hear it chirping. Love what you created.

  5. This is gorgeous! A true work of art! LOVE the bright colors! MUST HAVE this stencil! TFS!

  6. this... is just one of the most visually appealing and BEAUTIFUL works of art i've seen with a stencil! i too, love this stencil, and how you made it SHINE is perfectly, and artisticly created!

  7. How beautiful is this! Just Gorgeous with a capital G.

  8. Linda! Just gorgeous! My use of this stencil has never looked like that- you are so very talented my dear!

  9. Linda I just love what you did with my Bird in a Window stencil design! It just glows. Thank you so much for sharing, really lovely!!

  10. Thank you so much, everyone! You make my heart SING!


  11. I love this stencil is so beautiful!

  12. Your bird is perfect for this great stencil.

  13. Beautiful!!!! I love it and will have to give it a go!!

  14. I ordered this stencil .... and more! Going to make this project ...looks fantastic !
    Thank you.
    Eileen xx

  15. Hi - really beautiful! It it such a great use of stencils...not looking at all like a stencil - just beautiful art.

    What is a glaze pen. I need one!! Thanks...


  16. Thank you sharing your work and the description of your process! I love your work with this stencil!

    I purchased the smaller stencil some time ago and worked with it considerably in July, 2013. I really struggled with the artist's purpose with a few of the bird's body lines and made several versions that were not very birdlike...Oh my. I search the internet considerably just to get on track but that did not give me any results at that time. So I am totally in awe of your additional handwork!

    I hope other team members will be encouraged to share their use of this a lovely stencil.
    Thanks Linda for sharing your beautiful art!

  17. I just love this and am going to order the stencil - simply beautiful!


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