Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Rocking the Gold with Mary Beth's River Rocks Stencil

Hi all you lovely stencil lovers!
My name is Kristie Taylor and I have a fun project to show you!
I just love color, and something I love even more is texture so when I got the idea for this project, I knew exactly which Stencilgirl stencil I was going to use: River Rocks

Here is the finished project:

Now let me show you how easy it is:

First use a palate knife to spread some modeling paste through the "river rock" stencil.

Then dry that with a heat tool.

Next, repeat that with the large StencilClub from Mary Beth Shaw's Private Collection 16.1

Dry that with the heat tool, I honestly don't know what I would do without my heat tool..... I have ZERO patience to wait for things to dry.

Now for the flower medallion I used a piece I found at a thrift store and made a mold of it with amazing mold putty, and amazing casting resin.

Now we need to cover the entire piece with a coat of gesso, this will give our paints something to stick to.

Now it's time to add some color;
I added color in layers, with gold being first, once that was dry, I added pink then purple. I used a combination of heavy bodied paints, fluid acrylics and then added some homemade shimmer inks. While all of that was still wet, i sprinkled on some 90% alcohol. This creates a cool effect when combined with the wet paints/inks. now the hard part, i had to set it aside to dry, because of you rush it with a heat gun, then the alcohol techniques doesnt work as well.

Then I used a foam brush to gently add some gold to the raised stenciled designs and the flower.

That's all there is to it!!

Just two stencils and a few paints and we have a colorful, textured wall hanging!

Now, what are you waiting for, go out there and stencil all the things!!!!


  1. Oh how I love bling! -- and this artwork shows all the reasons! Dazzling, both literally and artistically!

  2. Delicious canvas - yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmy.

  3. I definitely want to try this technique, Kristi! Gold and pink together ROCKS! ;)

  4. Fabulous, I love this technique and art. Definitely a keeper. That molded piece is wonderful too.

  5. Gorgeous colors & textures. Definitely want to go stencil all the things! Also want to try molding.

  6. Simply gorgeous! This is just amazing and the gold is just the finishing touch. You make it look so easy and now I want to go create. Can you tell me what you used for the gold..I've been wanting to use it but there are so many to pick from. Thanks.

  7. What a liush and totally lovely piece. I'm inspired!

  8. Yvonne/yrd1@hotmail.comMay 26, 2016 at 11:02 PM

    Very cool technique!

  9. she says.......and that's all there is to it!! lol, easy for you to say GF. This is really amazing, colors, textures.....wow!!

  10. Thank you again for all the knowledge you distribute,Good post. I was very interested in the article, it's quite inspiring I should admit. I like visiting you site since I always come across interesting articles like this one.Great Job, I greatly appreciate that.Do Keep sharing! Regards, River Rock


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