Thursday, May 2, 2013

Cascading Leaves Stencil Test Drive...


Hey there everybody!  It's time for another stencil test drive!



This time I've been playing with Jessica's Cascading Leaves Stencil, which looks like this...

  Such a versatile design!!!

This stencil makes a great background, and works well for layering too.  For my project I chose to use it like this...

The background is just a mish-mosh of acrylic paint swiped on when I had leftovers from other projects.  I also added some watercolor pencil to fill in the white spaces.  The day I made this was the first day that actually felt like spring in our neighborhood; and I really wanted to commemorate that.  The pups represent how excited I was to go for a walk (if you've ever experienced getting  a dog ready to go for a walk, you know what I mean)!  

I put a piece of masking tape across the middle of the stencil to keep from getting paint where I didn't want it.  Then I stenciled the bottom half of the page with green acrylic paint in a couple of shades.  Afterwards I added the black outlining with a journaling pen to make it stand out a little more.  I know the design is actually leaves, but doesn't it make great grass too?

Please check out Jessica's blog, and the other test-driving artists to see more ways to use the Cascading leaves stencil!


Thanks so much for visiting and I will see you again very soon!

14 comments:

Nathalie Kalbach said...

Loove the colors and how they make the stencil leaves pop. Wonderful art journal page, Michelle!

Judy Shea said...

These colors really pop. The contrasts are beautiful. Fun riding with you.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loveeeeeeeeeeee this Michelle!!!! LOVING those colors and the clouds!!

Claudine C. said...

Beautiful, I love that stencil

Jessica Sporn said...

I love that you always surprise me. Yes - great grass for your excited pups. We've had a week of beautiful weather here and I feel like your puppies every time I go outside! Thank you so much for joining the test drive with this fabulous page!

bellefrogworks said...

What a fun painting - so much "spring" energy there. Love the colors and the outlined leaves.

Carolyn Dube said...

Your vibrant colors with the leafy grass is so playful and fun! Those pups add even more to the fun!

Linda said...

what a playful and happy page-love the vibrant colors!

Kay Wallace said...

What a fun use of this new stencil, Michelle! Your pups perched on top of that gorgeous green grass just makes me happy!

Maria said...

What a fun, fun page! Love the bright happy colors and how you used the stencil!

Wanda H said...

Fun!!! The colors are wonderful!!!

dawn said...

Hi Michelle! I love the stencil and your use of making it like grass. So cute seeing the dogs and yes I can relate to their walks. Lucky gets excited and starts dancing around when we take one. Lovely background too.

thanks so much for the comment on my PL post!! Have a great weekend!

Glenda T. said...

I love how you used the stencil Michelle and the colors are gorgeous!!

Amos said...

This is cool!