Monday, April 28, 2014

StencilGirl Seth Apter New Release Blog Hop!

Welcome my friends!  If you are new here, my name is Paula Phillips also known as JournalArtista.  

I was so excited to see the new stencil designs by Seth Apter from StencilGirl!

Past Present Future Stencil by Seth Apter

My art journal page started out this way, with a little magazine collage.  I wanted to use the stencil for texture to tie the magazine images into the background. I really loved the colour of the pink flower in the the top right corner:

I did not have a bright enough, nor a pink opaque enough to cover over the background.  I decided to use a coat of gesso through the stencil first, to assure the bright pink would stand out. 

I also wanted to create a shadow effect, so I used a makeup wedge that was slightly wet before applying gesso. I also used a heavy hand when dabbing, purposely making the image fuzzy.

Once the gesso was dry, I realigned the stencil over the gesso.  I chose my current art journal obsession next, the Sharpie Brush marker.  Normally writing over gesso with a Sharpie is bad news, drying them out.  The Sharpie Brush marker does not dry out, and writes so smoothly.  I added bits of pink marker directly over the gesso.

I love how bright it turned out!  I then added strips of washi tape, purple paint to block out the title, and sticker letters.

I really love how the Sharpie marker peeks through the paint, but I especially love the words on this stencil design.  Perfect for my feelings towards the magazine images.  I don't write a lot of words within my art journal pages, I like images to speak for me most times.

Don't forget to continue on on the hop!  There is a giveaway going on on the StencilGirl Talk Blog!  There will be two winners- each one will receive a set of the new 6"x6" stencils designed by Seth. Comment on all the blogs for more chances to win! Contest closes on Sunday, May 4th, 2014 at 11:59pm Central Time.

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Much Love my friends!
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