Friday, May 9, 2014

An Abstract in Ripples

Hi! Kirsten Reed here to show you how I used StencilGirlProducts Ripples stencil  designed by Michelle Ward to make a colorful abstract!

First I started with a 10x10 canvas and painted it yellow.  I began layering the stencil and sprayed Color Shine shimmer spray in green in various areas.  After it dried, I outlined the areas I wanted to pull out with my stabilo pencil.

I then layered on various collage tissues from my stash.

I added some stamps, various paints, drips and flicks of paint and just played until I loved what was on the canvas.

Here are some close ups:

Final canvas...what do you think?

I really find this stencil so versatile and know I will be using it many future art pieces! Can't wait to see how you use it too!

If you liked this tutorial, be sure to visit my blog and check out my other free tutorials!

Thanks for letting me be part of your day and your art journey!



  1. I love how you took this from stencil to abstract! Totally new way to look at my stencils!

  2. Are you kidding? This is fantastic, Kirsten. You completely changed this and I LOVE it.

  3. Absolutely stunning. LOVE LOVE LOVE

  4. WOW! Kirsten, this is fabulous! What a fantastic use of colour and design. I love the depth and the richness!!!

  5. Truly beautiful Kirsten! Sue C x

  6. This is beautiful Kristin. Your colors are lucious and rich looking! Very nice!


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