I am so excited to show you this beautiful layering technique that I love. I'm using all 5 of the new collection of stencils from Jennifer Evans: Paperwhites, Sunflower, Carnation, Mountain Pasture and On the Water for this layering technique.
I also use the Emotions and Feelings 2 stencil from the fabulous Carolyn Dube.
After receiving the Jennifer Evans stencils, I knew right away that I wanted to create a little book with them. They immediately spoke of a kind of journey to me, and the story came together in my mind pretty quick.
It's an exploration of me and my path, of sorts. Never quite fitting into the crowd, following my gut on where to go and what to do next. Always pivoting. And not letting the negative thoughts and actions of others stop me from creating my life the way I want to create it.
Letting those feelings of rejection fuel me into far greater places in my life. Knowing they don't actually know anything about me, I keep growing.
With blind courage, I step through the unknown, trusting the universe that everything happens for a reason, and following that open gate with assured acceptance.
Having been through these experiences, I know now that I am the journey, and life is the stage with which to experience it all. Knowing I'm safe and sound, and relishing in that trek that is just for me.
Essentially returning "home"- trusting myself and my art enough to keep exploring, keep teaching, and to always be curious enough to keep following that unknown path with reckless abandon.
At once, I am that bird flying above it all, observing yet identifying. Ever building upon my story.
I hope you'll check out this YouTube video on how I created the background to these pages using these gorgeous stencils, and how I created the cover to this book. I also give you a little flip through at the end.
Distress Oxide Spray in Picked Raspberry and Mustard Seed
Winsor Newton Galeria Acrylic in Titanium White
Golden Soft Gel
The "Shortstop" Brush from The Turquoise Iris Collection from Paint Pixie
Mixed Media Paper
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Thank you so much for watching! Until next time,