Friday, September 14, 2018

Stored in My Studio – Stencils & Then Some; Adding Pops of Color with Trena Brannon

Hello Beautiful People!

Today I’m sharing an idea for how to add pops of color to your space. Since all the colors are my favorite, it’s a challenge for me to pick one (or even a few) to fill my creative space. We moved last year and I’m still trying to decide what my space will look like – it changes a little every time I get inspired to organize. 

Once I saw the Japanese Influence stencil (coming soon), I got an idea of how to add color to my IKEA Alex drawers. I could see each one of the 12 squares as an independent design. To get color that really pops, for me alcohol inks are the way to go!

I'm also sharing a wooden piece I found from a local thrift store, Recycle Ann Arbor ReUse Center - that helps me organize. What's Old is New Again... I painted it, used stencils to personalize it and filled it in a way that helps me be more efficient when I’m creating greeting cards.

In this video, I show the steps of what I did to create the color pops and a tour of my creative space, including how I store my stencils. 

Supplies used:
Substrate:  Yupo white, a found piece of wood 
Paints: Alcohol Inks, Matisse and ColourArte acrylic paints, ZIG paint pen, Liquitex white gesso
Other: Liqutex Gloss Gel, palette knife, Krylon Kamr Varnish finishing spray, blending solution
Stencils: The January 2014 StencilClub Set: Peacock by Jessica Sporn, my own Brush Alphabet Stencil, L645.
The other stencil you see in the video will be released soon. It's "Japanese Influence" by Cynthia Silveri.

Thank you so much for reading and watching!!

Take care and STAY POSITIVE!Trena


  1. Ohhhhhhhh. Your studio has so many fabulous ideas for storage! Thank you!

    1. Thank you Roberta. I hope it gave you some ideas! Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

  2. Fun to see your creative space!!!

  3. i love your video and studio. What a great idea for color. Thanks for sharing.


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