Thursday, March 14, 2013

It's Time for Another Stencil Test Drive!

Hey there everyone!  I'm so excited to be participating in another test drive for Jessica Sporn and Stencil Girl Products today!  This time I've been playing around with the Retro Flowers and Circles Stencil:

I picked this stencil because it has a 70's groovy feel to it that is just my style!  Let me show you what I did...

I had this quote that I wanted to make a page for, and I envisioned a misty, fairyland type atmosphere. I knew the Retro Flowers stencil would do just the trick!  So I started my page with some misting, stamping and collage; and then went to work with the stencil...
 The circles were reminding me of bubbles, with little floaty flowers resting on them; and I wanted to give the feeling like they were floating downward from the sky.  So I chose a few singular areas of the design to stencil onto my page with acrylic paint and a small foam spouncer. Can you feel the floating???

I hardly used any paint at all, because I wanted the fine details of the design to show through.  
Here's a closeup of the process...



 And here's the finished page...
I added some shine spots to the bubbles with a poster paint pen, and then outlined the individual bits with a white gel pen.  I drew in my flowers, and then ended up painting in the rest of the background with some distress stains, to really make the circles/flowers pop up. 

I had so much fun with this stencil, and I already have more ideas yet to try!  Stay tuned for those!

In the meantime, check out the other artists that are participating in the stencil test drive!  They each have put their own personal spin on this stencil design - just wait til you see...

Natasha May,
Maria McGuire,
and
Jessica Sporn

Thanks so much for visiting!

16 comments:

NatashaMay said...

This is just wonderful! Love how bright and colorful it is. :)

Jessica Sporn said...

This is so colorful and vibrant. I just want to live in your page! I love how you used the stencil. Thank you!!

elle said...

Great page!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is gorgeous Michelle! LOVING the colors and those flowers!!

Judy Shea said...

Love this process and the final page.. wow.. jam packed colors.

Maria said...

Love that quote and your background is beautiful!!!! The pig with wings--need that :)

McMGrad89 said...

Outlining each stencil in white is the perfect touch.

Linda said...

what a fabulous page, along with a great quote!!

Marjie Kemper said...

Love your white writing and that flying pig! Okay, I love the stencil too but I had to comment on the pig!

Carolyn Dube said...

Bright, bold, playful, and pure fun! Love this!

Jane Wetzel said...

love EVERYTHING about this!

Marit said...

That stencil is really up your alley, and you made it work just for you... wonderful!

Sharon Fritchey said...

Oh wow, Michelle! I love how you used these stencils, so much! Your page is so full of life and color! I always LOVE how you used color, and this page is no exception, my friend!!!!!

Leslie McNeil said...

I love the 70s... I grew up in them! Beautiful colors!

me-bear said...

That looks like a great stencil! Your page turned out fabulous!

Val Thorpe said...

Gorgeous work and I love the stencil.. I wish we could get them here...