There are two things I absolutely love: Crafter's Workshop, and Julie Fei-Fan Balzer. When I heard a few months ago that they were teaming together I was ecstatic!! Julie is one of my most favourite artists. Her style and approach to art inspires me to no end, and I am ever grateful!
When I was asked to participate in the Stencil Hop, I actually jumped for joy! Unfortunately, due to the wonderful mail system I have yet to receive this beautiful stencil:
It is called Triangle Plaid, and comes in both 6x6 and 12x12. It is only one of the multiple fantastic stencil Julie has designed. Click on the link and see all the other fantastic designs. My favourite is the faux sequin waste, brilliant!
In honour of Julie I wanted to dedicate a page in my art journal to her, and how she's inspired me:
Collage image of Julies' stencil design is her copywrite and used with permission. I love her logo!!
I created this background using gesso, a pallette knife, Crafter's Workshop stencil "Flower Frenzy" and multiple layers of acrylic paint. This was part of my ongoing Ustream Stencil Saturday classes. Unfortunately, I was (and still am!) having internet connectivity problems, and it didn't record. I will be teaching this technique again this coming Saturday at 9:30pm EST with Julie's stencil!!
Can you believe all that texture is just from gesso? I absolutely love adding a dimensional element to my backgrounds, mostly to have something fun to run my hands over when paging through my art journal.
Check out this older Youtube video tutorial using a technique inspired by Julie and another Crafter's Workshop stencil, simple and stunning!
Thank you for visiting my blog, please check out the other fabulous artists in this stencil hop!!
Paula Phillips - You are here! :)
Julie Fei-Fan Balzer - our wonderful host!
Much Love xo