Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Creativity - At Your Fingertips

Hey everybody, Linda Cain here! My turn to play with StencilGirl Stencils, and this is the PERFECT stencil for me! I LOVED it at first sight!
It's from Lizzie Mayne and it's called Tribal Hand. I used the Large one for this page.
I started by adding white gesso to a journal page. When that is dry, I use Cut-n-Dry foam squares to add Fresco Chalk Paints for by background.
The white gesso makes the bright colors stay really vivid, which is what I was going for here.

The next layer is Vintage Photo Distress Ink over the gorgeous stencil. Since this is an ink that can be used to emboss, I then added clear embossing powder and embossed with a heat tool.

This angle shows the shine on the embossing.

Then I placed the stencil back over the image and stamped various script stamps with black permanent ink. Heat set to dry completely.

I used markers to add more color and shading throughout the page.

White acrylic paint and permanent inks are used to add other stenciled images to fill in the background.

I used Kae Pea's Midcentury Modern Elements #1 6x6 Stencil, and Andrew Borlos' Large Diamond 6 stencils for another layer. The bright blue, brown and dark green stamped images are rolled to fill in areas.

I outlined the hand and added a shadow to make it pop.

The last thing I do is add some Calligraphy around the Hand and edge with a few bold stamped images.

Thanks for stopping by....hope to see you again!


  1. I love what you did with this stencil and I LOVE the colors!!! Great work.

  2. LOVE that stencil...and you used it so well in your image.

  3. Wow wow wow. I have been wondering about those chalk paints - you sure do them justice :) and Tribal hand is one of my new faves also (ps, you might see it very soon in one of my blog posts, hehehe). Great work as usual, Linda!!

    1. Thanks so much Mary Beth!!! I loved this stencil.

  4. Beautiful, Linda ! I love the stencils and of course the colours you've used.

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  6. Wowsa! How gorgeous is that!! Great job!

  7. Wow! This is so beautifully done! TFS

  8. Totally love this, Linda!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Brilliant!! I did not even notice the hand until you mentioned it.

  10. I was in a funk before I came to this page. I have to say it immediately made me smile. It is pure joy with the colors and texture.


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