Thursday, December 29, 2016

Serving Up Sugar Plum Fairies and Ginko Leaves this Throwback Thursday

The team is serving up sugar plums fairies and ginko leaves for your artistic pleasure!

Mystery of the Necessity Art Journal Spread

Hello Stencil Artists! Karen Gaunt here. When I looked at the Ginko Leave Stencil by Vinnie Sutherland I knew I didn't just want to use it as a background for one of my art journal pages I wanted to make it a main feature. 
The stencil can easily be set up to repeat across the page which is exactly what I did here. I blended out the edges of the stencil with some darker paint so it is set really nicely into the page. I used some found poetry from an old book to compliment the stenciled image.

Sugar Plum Tree ~ December Daily Art Journal

Hello! Anna Friesen here. I've been working in my December Daily Art Journal that I pre-made back in July with gelliprints. I have been using a pastel and pink, abstract and whimsical style on every page. 
The Modern Tree stencil by MaryBeth was a perfect addition to this journal. 

I picture this "tree" in the Land of Sweets, home of the Sugar Plum Fairy. In my mind it's a magic wonderland where you eat candy everyday and dance the snowy night away. I kept on thinking of sweet traditional oval-shaped Christmas candy while I made this. :)
I started with a bright pink gelliprint, and stenciled with the stencils in various pinks and purples, moving and rotating the stencil several times in an intuitive way. I blended in colours, and white gesso, covering up unwanted areas as I went along, adding in details with paint pen doodles, smudging and blending different paints around the trunk and branches until it felt right.

Stenciled Serving Tray

Hi fellow stencil lovers! Kristie Taylor checking in with my serving tray in blue and copper. 
Two layers of blue and turquoise paint, copper paint for the Gears stencil, white paint for Nathalie Kalbach's Circuit stencil, and then a final layer of clear cast resin to give it even more depth and shine!
Gears by Mary Beth Shaw is available alone or as part of this set.
Thanks for joining us for TBT. See you in January!


  1. Karen that is such gorgeous work !!! Anna I just love your yummy colors, and Kristie I just love that tray you transformed !!!


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