Saturday, April 4, 2015

Guest Designer Vanessa Spencer

Welcome to 
StencilGirl Guest Designer 
Vanessa Spencer!!

Stencil Storage Folder

·       Stencil – Traci Bautista Floral 1
·       Folder/binder
·       Foam brush
·       Fine tip paintbrush
·       Acrylic paints
·       Gesso
·       Sharpie
·       Dymo Label

I stumbled across these kraft folders recently at Daiso, a Japanese discount store. I love using any products that have a kraft finish, they make a great surface palette for mixed-media and art projects.

I’m starting to get quite the stencil collection, so I thought I would try one of the folders for storage and see if it’s a good solution. I figured since i was putting stencils inside the folder, I best embellish the front using a fun stencil design. It would be great to display all my stencils where I can see them, but they would probably fill an entire wall, so a folder seems like a good option.

First I used the bottom of a jar as a stamp and dipped it into an aqua  acrylic paint. I wasn’t really sure where to go with the next layer and decided to lightly paint over it lightly with some white gesso.

After the gesso I decided to use one of Traci Bautista's stencils with a coral acrylic paint and stencil the entire cover. Then I used an aqua sharpie to draw randomly on some of the flowers. I wasn’t too happy with how it was looking at that stage, so I ended up slightly painting over the blue sharpie lines with some light blue and white acrylic paint.

To finish it off I decided to use a simple dymo label on the front.

Vanessa Spencer is a mixed-media artist and crafter and lives in Utah with her daughter Izzy and son Brin. You can learn more about Vanessa by visiting her blog HERE and you can email her at HERE.

1 comment:

  1. What a fun project! I really like the idea of using a folder to store stencils, and yours turned out beautiful!


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