Friday, 23 December 2016

Stencil Girl/PaperArtsy Blog Hop



I was absolutely tickled pink to be invited to take part in the PaperArtsy/Stencil girl blog hop. What a fabulous opportunity for me to combine my own stamps with some of my favourite Stencil Girl stencils. In addition to that, there is a fabulous giveaway!!!!! I hope you will join us and visit the blogs of all the very talented artists to be in with a chance of winning an awesome prize for yourself.


GIVEAWAY
One lucky winner will receive a $75 Gift Certificate to StencilGirl Products
AND a £50 Gift Certificate for PaperArtsy!!

Visit the fabulous designers from both teams and comment for your chance to win!
The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to WIN!
(One comment per blog please.)

You have until Friday, December 30th at 11:59PM Central Time to leave your comments.
Winner will be announced on
StencilGirl's Facebook page and PaperArtsy's blog on Sunday, January 1.





Are you sitting comfortably? Here's my blog hop project.

I chose to use the following products on my  8" x 8"canvas board


Step 1. Using a flat, wide paint brush, I blended together Mermaid and Granny Smith Fresco Finish Paint.


Step 2. Snowflake Fresco through the "Brickwork Factory" stencil created the perfect first layer on my coloured background.


Step 3. Once the Snowflake paint was dry, I used a baby wipe to apply a layer of Hey Pesto Fresco over the green areas of the canvas. This is a translucent colour and also my all time favourite Fresco!!!


Step 4. I repeated this technique with Beach Hut over the blue areas.


Step 5. More Snowflake, this time through the Rembrandt's Words stencil. My intention was to fill a few of the gaps. I also tinted this with Hey Pesto and Beach Hut.


Step 6. Next up....Orange Blossom Archival ink to stamp the circle of dots from ELB29.


Step 7. You can never use too much Snowflake in my opinion when creating layers. This time, I used the biggest stencil, Verdant Moon. I turned it on it's side so that it looked like a sunrise or sunset peeking over the top of a brick wall.


Step 8. Using a small paint brush and South Pacific Fresco, I created a shadow around the edge of the moon to soften the huge, stark expanse of white.


Step 9. I replaced the stencil to apply a layer of Gold Fresco on the brickwork. I like to apply the Gold over the Snowflake, it gives it a bit of extra pop. If I had applied the Gold over the blue and green background, several layers would be needed to achieve the same effect.


Step 10. With some scrap paper in place to protect my Gold brickwork, I applied Caribbean Sea Fresco to my grasses stamp with a small piece of Cut'N'Dry foam and blended a small amount of South Pacific around the edges of the stamp before printing on the canvas.


 At this point, I wasn't sure if the piece looked finished. I was pleased with how it was looking but felt that it needed some kind of embellishment.


Step 11. A strip of narrow Washi Tape and some painted trinkets added the finishing touches.




109 comments:

sam21ski said...

Fab canvas Lin xx

Karen Whittaker said...

This is beautiful. Love the colour combo xx

Helen said...

Beautiful canvas - I love the stencils you used; not seen some of them before (going on my wish list!!)

Lin said...

gorgeous project as always Lin...my fav colours xx

Steven said...

oooh, wonderful project, such an intricate but delicate background and subtle but striking colours. Thanks for sharing, Joyeux Noël xxx

Trish said...

So beautiful Lin - you are a master at background layering. Thank you so much for sharing x

Carolyn Herring said...

I think your finishing touch pulled your lovely canvas together.

Glenda Hoagland said...

Your step by step instructions are spot on. You used my favorite colors in the background. This is a great project.

Bernice Piotrowski said...

The metallic paint is fabulous, but I think that Hey Pesto Fresco might be my new favourite. Thanks.

PaperArtsy Rubber Stamps said...

Wonderful , beautiful, as ever!! ~ Leandra xx

Rebecca Tilinski said...

I really like the stencils you chose, and the way your project came together. Great colors, too!

Sandee Setliff said...

Lovely canvas, and I love the moon stencil!

Linda said...

Stunning canvas ..... I love how you built up the background, so much detail in the layers, and the colour combination is just gorgeous xx

Arty Beginnings said...

Wow, this is stunning - Rachel

Patty said...

Love the layers & the "Brickwork Factory" stencil! I mentioned it on another blog yesterday, but I really have to check out those Fresco paints! The colors are yummy :)

Claire said...

Love this, like how you tinted the stencilling you added on the background and also the shadow around the edge of the moon to take away the sharpness - I would never have thought to do that Xx

Louise Thériault said...

Really love the colors of your project it also inspire me to play with my stencil :)

PurpleDancingQueen said...

Fabulous creations, as ever Lin!

Crafty Claire said...

A beautiful canvas. I agree with you about plenty of snowflake. I get through pots of the stuff!

Lauren Hatwell said...

Wow! Wow! WOW! Lx

Jeannette v.D. said...

Beautifull project. Great colours, Great stencils and layering. Have a Merry Christmas !

Barbara Ferrell said...

Great use of colors , and I love all the layers

Team Clark said...

Such a stunning summery design! Love the divider stamp and your beautiful palette. Merry Christmas, Autumn

Kathyk said...

Just hopped across from the PA blog - LOVING your colour choices and the finished project? Magnificent

Seasons Greetings

Kathyk

Roz M. said...

Beautiful work, Lin! Thanks for sharing your creative process - I absolutely love all those delicious layers and think your grass stamp is divine! A stunning project.

Carol Plume said...

Gorgeous project love the colours.

butterfly said...

Just beautiful, Lin - loved seeing the layers building up, and the grasses stamp is magical in the foreground.
Alison x

postalorphan said...

This is just stunning! I love the dreamy colors, and your use of the stencils. Thank you for sharing!

Jakki said...

Stunning, but you make it seem so simple! The paint colours are divine!

joy said...

So pretty! Thanks for the how-to! Love the use of stencils and paints. joybird1223(at)gmail(dot)com.

Saraccino said...

I especially love the layered background! :)

susan berkowitz said...

This project is so beautiful! I love the colors. I'm bookmarking it to come back to later and try to follow the same steps, but different elements.

sally said...

Lovely! Bookmarking to try in the new year:-)

Merry Christmas

Sally

godzillagamer awsome said...

I love the added halo of blue around the large circle. It just seemed to tie it in with background. Lovely Camas!

catherine said...

Such a wonderful project and love how you have used all the products. thank you for a great blog hop
catherine

Irena Stefanova said...

What beautiful project! Love the buterfly
Wishing you a very happy and blessed Christmas!

Mary C. Nasser said...

What an absolutely gorgeous canvas!
Love your contrasts and the serenity of this.
Thank you for being part of this wonderful collaboration! xo

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oh My! Incredible layers and I love how you emphasised the moon! So beautiful, especially the finishing touches with the grasses and the butterfly!

Craftyfield said...

Beautiful canvas! Love the colours and layers of stencilling and paint.

Cathy said...

Love it. Great project as always.

Squiddy said...

You've created a peaceful oasis in the midst of Christmas rush, thank you.

Caz said...

Gorgeous project Lin - such a fantastic canvas!!

suzieq23 said...

Just love this canvas, Lin. Thanks for the step=by=step. Paper Artsy and Stencil Girl are my two fave companies. This blog hop is so much fun.
suzschultz23(at)aol(dot)com

Glennis said...

A fabulous project Lin, I love the colours you have used

n56leiker said...

I really love this piece! The colors are soothing and the subjects are pleasing to the eye.

Etsuko Noguchi said...

What a dynamic and delicate design the canvas!! Beautiful background, I love the stencils you used, especially the Verdant Moon. It's a very impressive project. xx

Siobhan Brignull said...

t art as always Lin, I espeically like how you blended the white stencilling inot the bacground colours, a trick I shall have to use. Merry Chrustmas x

Rita Montgomery said...

Beautiful project. Great colors, stencils and layering. Thanks for sharing.

Sharon Jonquil said...

Wonderful colors and textures.

Janis Graham said...

I totally love this composition! Thank you so much for sharing/showing how you made it!

Poetryqn said...

Thanks so much for sharing your process - lovely result, and I learned how much shading can make a difference! Thank you! Poetryqn(at)optonline(dot)net

Mary Holshouser said...

The background has an oriental feel
to it. Love the big butterfly at
the bottom. the coloring is great.
thanks for sharing.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Kathy White said...

This is just stunning! Love it!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful canvas! Thanks for the inspiration!
(Annie )

christine nardone said...

Lovely Canvas Lin. Love your colour combo as always . Merry Christmas xx

Kim Dellow said...

Gorgeous! Love your layers. A wonderful canvas.

Sarah Anderson said...

Lin this is absolutely beautiful! My favourite colour way and my favourite PA stamps. Love your latest designs. Stunning x

Coco said...

Wonderful layered canvas and step-by-step project Lynne, thank you!!!
Do you know what?... Hey Pesto is also my all times favourite Fresco paint!!! :)
Wishing you a Merry Christmas, and a joyous, peaceful and healthy 2017. xx

Mickie said...

Beautiful canvas - love the colours especially the use of the gold - beautiful xx

Frieda Oxenham said...

It really has a mysterious and dreamy atmosphere.

CraftyHope said...

What a lovely piece! I like your tip about adding a touch of color around the edges to break up the white. It really worked well. Thanks for the inspiration. :)

CLAUDIA said...

Love your colors and layering. Thank you for your inspiration. Merry Christmas c21claudia@aol.com

craftimamma said...

Oh Lin how I wish I could find something different to express my constant admiration for every project you share with us. This is just stunning and so 'gentle'. I think it creates and feeling of peace and tranquility!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

PiHi said...

Beautiful layering. Lovely work!

Sarah B said...

great background Lin - I need that moon stencil lol
Happy Christmas xx

jean keay said...

Absolutely love that background. Thanks for the inspiration. Jean.x

Kathy S said...

Yep - over the moon with this project. Love that shading technique - perfect for giving some depth.

Alison said...

It's beautiful Lin! Lovely layering!
Alison xx

Bohemian Craftsody said...

Thanks for the inspiration!

Peg Robinson said...

Really lovely! Beautiful colors.

Monica said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!! I love everything about this!

Debbie Ingram said...

Breathtaking and serene. Love everything about it!

Kristiina Majuri said...

Love the way you made the moon "pop"

Julie said...

Fabulous! I learned a lot from this. Thank you!

mcsuetx said...

The background colors are my favorite combination. I like the fact that the paint is matt The whole piece came together beautifully.

Lisa Derby Oden said...

This is a serenely beautiful piece- love it a lot! Thank you!

Bibliofil said...

Ohhhh, this is so pretty! I loved the method of adding the translucent paint over white. Will absolutely try!

Ellie Knol said...

This really caught my eye, the colors, the fabric... the stenciling is marvellous too!

Gail T said...

The translucent paint over the white is a new technique for me. So peaceful, serene, and dreamy!

Kathy said...

A beautiful project of my favorite colors with precise attention to the finer details. The techniqus of shading around the moon and all of your layering created a serene and lovely effect. i love this artwork!

mamablitger said...

What a lovely project you shared with us. Fabulous colors, lovely design. You are so creative. Thank you for sharing your art..
Hugs from Monica....Spain

Jill McDowell said...

Simply beautiful! Love your take on these stencils.

archivedmemories said...

Thanks so much for all the techniques. I love the colors!

Denise Spillane said...

This is such a beautiful piece of art. I love everything about it. The shading and finishing touches really take it up a level!

Jinx Moran said...

Faboulous colors!

Cathy said...

Beautiful canvas, so many gorgeous layers, love these colours too.

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Amazing! I don't know where to start with comments...your colors and how you used them alone and with stencils....your step outs are so very understandable...the layers upon layers...and the final photo! Thank you for sharing your beautiful work!

KatheD said...

completely fabulous, this is my favorite piece so far this blog hop - i love everything about it, particularly the moon, and feel your finishing touches of washi tape and trinkets were perfect!

Nan said...

The use of the gold really finishes the piece beautifully! Using a baby wipe to apply paint is a good idea for making the paint translucent!

Catherine Lenoci said...

I love the colors and stencils you used!

Amanda said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Thank you.

Michelle S. said...

This is beautiful. Thanks.

Michelle Smith, Mi

Yvonne said...

I love the natural spirit of it and the little dream flag!

Kathy Adams said...

Great combo of colors and love the stenciling! Love it!

Nicole said...

Hi Lin incredible layers! The colors make me think of your trip earlier this year. I'm always a big fan of your creations! Thanks for sharing.

Doudoulina said...

Wow! The background layering is amazing, you make it look so simple for such a complex look. Love the bold choice of this huge moon/sun taking moon of the space. Truly eye catching

Andrene Smith said...

Love the soft colors and all of the layers! Beautiful canvas!!

Wendy M said...

Lin, these are stunning 🙂

McStamper said...

Beautiful project. Love the background you created.

Craftychris said...

This is stunning! I love it! xxx

Kirsten said...

A beautiful canvas Lin. I love you built up the layers & the addition of the gold was a great idea.

Choka said...

Love this canvas and all the layering.

Lucy Edmondson said...

So beautiful Lin!

Lucy x

Jan from Wyoming said...

What a wonderful piece! The colors are favorites of mine and the stencils you used really made a nice background. The moon is my favorite.

judi said...

Thank you for sharing how you painted your canvas. LOVE it!!!

alice k. said...

You created such lovely layers. Thanks for the share!

Ruth said...

Sorry missed out on the blog hop, absolutely beautiful sample Lin xxx

Denise van Deventer said...

Wow....this is really fabulous! Love the step by step too...very cool! ;-) Thanks so much for the gorgeous inspiration! ;-)

Wanda Hentges said...

Gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!