Friday, January 17, 2014

Doodlicious Distractions with Lizzie Mayne's Half Moon Slant Stencil

 Hi, Linda here and I'm excited to be back today to share with you how I used Lizzie Mayne's awesome Half Moon Slant stencil to create a framework for some lettering and doodling fun.










I've been craving some good doodling distraction lately, and when I saw this stencil I just knew it would be perfect to get me started on hours of play!

I began by using the lines in the stencil to trace some rows of those 'half moons', creating the slanted spaces in which I planned to write my quote.  Since the spaces in the stencil are very skinny, I moved the stencil to create larger areas in which to write.  I liked the idea of the slant though, so I created large wedge shapes for my text (sorry there aren't better shots of this stage, but the pencil just didn't show up well).











I traced all of my pencil lines with a permanent black pen and then began filling it some spaces along the border with doodles. I also filled out some of the lettering at this point to add more interest and definition to the words.













Using Inktense pencils and a water brush, I coloured in the page with the bright watercolour pigment.

Does anyone else suddenly crave gumdrops as they look at this? 

I considered stopping at this stage, but as I said at the onset of this post I've been in the mood for some doodling lately, so I just couldn't seem to stop myself...












This stencil was perfect for tackling the blank page and helping me create a wonderful framework for this great quote!

  


Thanks for visiting today!  

14 comments:

  1. This is one of my favorite stencils but silly me has never thought to doodle with it......hmmmmmmm......and yes, they do look like gumdrops :)

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    1. Wow! I showed StencilGirl herself a new idea for a stencil...!

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  2. Hi Linda. I love the finished piece! Awesome doodling!

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    1. Thanks Janet...I could loose myself in doodling for hours...oh wait, I did! LOL

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  3. Saw this over on the FB page first and just had to come check out the details. This page is just so fun and colorful... it really is fantabulous!! Thanks for sharing the 'along the way' pics too for how-to inspiration!

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    1. Thanks Caroline. I'm glad you enjoyed seeing the process.

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  4. Love that you made the spaces larger for writing which reminds me of my journal icon Teesha Moore. That you thought to do it with this stencil--very clever. Yes gumdrops, this is why I so loved the Candyland board. Yummmm. Love what you did.

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    1. Thanks Rececca! I love taking stencils 'apart' to use the elements that work for what I'm doing.

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  5. Just got my first order of Stencil Girls stencils and I am so pleased! They are super fun. This idea of using them for tracing is great .Thanks for sharing

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