Hello my friends. Today's offering is created totally from stencils. They are really versatile and depending on what medium you use you can get some stunning effects.
I started with a gelli print that was lurking in my stash. it was one of those that didn't look like much and it was dark as i had made it with brown, black an gold. So I thought that if I added something on it it might make image pop.
So I got out the Madeline stencil and grunge paste and masked off the area around her face contour and spread the paste. I then left it to dry. It had already improved but it still lacked something.
When it was completely dry, I put the stencil back down and masked off areas as i was working. I decide to add some colour to the flowers in her hair by sponging distress inks through stencil. For the pearly areas on the stalks I used champagne bisque liquid pearls. Now it looked a bit lopsided. And I was starting to despair. I had an idea but wasn't sure. So I consulted my 2 boys and lo and behold they said what I was thinking....
This was going to be my final attempt to retrieve this. So I added ruby liquid pearls to her lips and the champagne bisque to her eyelid. Bingo! It worked. It wasn't lopsided any more!
So now I was happy with it. I matted it on dark brown card and then onto gold to compliment background print.
As always I hope you like my offering, Theresa xx
I would like to enter this in the following challenges:
Clarity stamp challenge - feminine
Fantastic Tuesday - anything goes
Theresa, thanks for entering the Challenge again, lovely. Best of luck.ReplyDelete
thanks Naomi xxDelete
This is stunning Thetesa, I love the mix of background, grunge paste and colour....a totally fab design.....thanks for your continued support with our Clarity Challenge...Jo. XReplyDelete
thanks or your continued support Jo. it means a lot xxDelete
Oh doesn't she look fabulous. I love what you have done with her Theresa, Thanks for entering the Claritystamp challenge and good luck.ReplyDelete
thanks Linda for your continued support xxDelete
WOW she looks amazing! Love it!ReplyDelete
Cool Theresa, very cool! This challenge wouldn't have been the same without a visit from Madeline! Thanks for bringing her out! xReplyDelete
Good luck in the Challenge! xxx
thanks Mandy. i do love Madeline. she took a long time to get used to but now i love her xxDelete
It is amazing how something so small can just transform something you are unhappy with to something really special. A great entry for the challenge. You are right about the alcohol inks, it is just something I need to persist with until I get my brain around the technique. Thanks for your visit and lovely comments today. xxx MaggieReplyDelete
you're welcome Maggie xxDelete
Love this Theresa, Those touches of colour just work so wellReplyDelete
Love it Theresa. Grunge paste rules!!!ReplyDelete