Welcome StencilGirl Guest Designer.....
I am so thrilled to be a guest here this week! I had a wonderful time playing with these new stencils in my art journal one extremely hot Arizona summer afternoon. One of the reasons I love stencils so much is the way you can get texture and pattern down in a breeze, which always makes getting started on a journal page so much easier! I had no idea where this page was going to take me but it was such a great exercise in letting go and just enjoying the process.
These are the three stencils from StencilGirl I used on my journal page: Opera House Empress, Wheel In The Sky and Tribal Leaves.
Then I sprayed some of my favorite inks on a piece of palette paper, and dipped my book right in!
I then used a black spray ink on the “Opera House Empress” stencil (repeating part of the building by sliding the stencil over to cover the entire length of the page) and blue shine spray on the “Tribal Leaves Stencil”.
I knew I wanted to repeat part of this fabulous pattern on the “Wheel in the Sky” stencil so I taped off the part I didn’t want to use to make it easier. I used bright hot pink paint and a makeup sponge to apply, repeating the pattern across the length of the page.
Next I decided to use one of my “Tee Juice” applicators, I had never used them with stencils before but I thought “Why not give it a whirl!”, turns out they work spectacularly well together, I loved using them in tandem.
I then wanted to darken up the opera house a bit, so I grabbed one of my most trusted (and favorite) art journaling tools the Sharpie China Marker. I quickly lined the stencil back up and darkened in the main features of the building. I then went “free hand” and filled in where I wanted to.
I then turned to another one of my absolute favorite supplies my Caran d’Ache NeoColor II watersoluble crayons. I am a huge fan of scribbling and think we should do it a lot more as adults. I wanted to lighten up the orange a bit so I added some yellow and white crayon. Then I used a light gray to fill in a good part of the facade on the building.
I then grabbed a couple of collage sheets (pretty much at random) from my printed stash (I always keep a small stack nearby). These sheets are from my Studio Tangie collage sheet store (see below to get one free!). I cut up the hearts, glued them on and then used my china marker and crayons to grunge them up and incorporate them into the page.
For the words I cut the quote out of the collage sheet and then cut it into strips. I glued them on and again, I used the crayons to grunge the phrases up a bit.
Wala! The finished page, I love how the ink base ended up looking like trees in the background, behind the opera house. As I was making this page I kept thinking how it looked like it was raining sunshine, which made me smile. And since I’m an Arizona girl, I guess that is a good thing!
I’ve included a FREE collage sheet to ALL of you wonderful StencilGirl blog readers!
Coupon Code: Stencil_Girl
One per customer. Valid only on Studio Tangie collage sheets.
You can find my Collage Sheet Store here: http://shop.scrapbookgraphics.com/Tangie-s-Collage-Sheets/
Thanks so much for having me StencilGirl!
beautiful page, Maria!!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous! Love the layers and that you sprayed nks on a piece of palette paper, and dipped your book right in!ReplyDelete
Also, never thought to use my Tee Juice applicators in my art journal! Looks great! How fun!
Stunning play! What an amazing art journal spread you made playing and letting go! How generous to give one of your wonderful collage sheets too!ReplyDelete
Love your spread, Tangie! Lots of great color and layers. And thanks so much for the free collage sheet.ReplyDelete
Love Tangie Baxter's work...thanks for featuring her! I love the colors and the loose design...what a great idea to go over the stencil marks with other media...I am going to have to try this!ReplyDelete
Love all the layers! Makes me want to go play!ReplyDelete
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Sorry... I meant to say something else. LOVE your Opera House stencil, and your layers. Many thanks for offering a collage sheet...I will be checking out your shop.ReplyDelete
Tangie--thank you SO much for Guest Designing for us today! I love how you incorporated all the stencils together :) Also, thank you so much for offering the collage sheet to our viewers...going to go do get it myself :)ReplyDelete
amazing project, I love how incorporated all the stencils together!ReplyDelete
Wonderful design , beautiful colors ! I'm hooked , have to have these Stencil !!ReplyDelete
Unbelievable. You make it look so easy!! Learned a lot reading this. You have a new fan!!ReplyDelete
Fantastic, Tangie! You are fearless and I *love* that :)ReplyDelete
Tangie, you are fantastic as always! Thank you so much for your generosity.ReplyDelete
Love how beautifully colorful and loose it all looks! Very inspiring!ReplyDelete
WOW! That is amazing all you did with stencils!ReplyDelete
Absolutely love your work! I am having a problem using the discount code... any suggestions? Thank you!ReplyDelete
What kind of problem are you having Sue? Did you copy and paste the code exactly as it is? I used it last night with no problem. Can you let us know what is happening?Delete
You need to be signed in in order for the coupon to work :)Delete
I love your work and all the layers! Would love to play with these stencils!ReplyDelete
Thank you for a great tutorial - your work is really nice. Thank you also for the giveaway!ReplyDelete
Really enjoyed following you through the process of building, adding to and grunging.ReplyDelete
You make it look so fun and effortless!ReplyDelete
You ladies and Gentlemen Rock!! I am new to stencil's and DLP, I would love to be entered!! I have 4 stencil's from Stencil-girl!! I want to take a class Ladies from DLP..I started my journal and so Happy!!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much for showing the steps in your tutorial.ReplyDelete
Where is the collage sheet? Is it ion the Shop page?ReplyDelete
I am confused about locating the free collage sheet. Can you help me out? Forever grateful. And how very generous of you to share!!! Thank you so very much!!ReplyDelete
I've admired your work forever!! I've been downloading your collage sheets for about five years (mas o menos). Thanks so much for the freebie!ReplyDelete