Back again this morn,squeezing in one last post for Gwen's Tribe for the month of June
back into the Sari journal I went and tried out some new paints I recently purchased.
To start with,the left page was already black,so all I needed to do was scrape modeling paste and paints mixed together through Gwen's beautiful
While this was drying,I printed out,glued onto heavier cardstock and then fussy cut a handful of butterflies from Gwen's Stunning!Downloadable Digital Cutouts.
I used the Beautiful Butterflies Collage Sheet Gwen's collage sheets are truly gorgeous.The colors are brilliant and imagery is so clear.You can order them as printed sheets or as a digital download-have a look at the others.
Once the page was dry,I molded my butterflies and glued each in place with E6000. When the glue had set,I added either DecoArt Crackle Glaze or Rangers Glossy Accents,randomly to the wings of the butterflies.
Onto the next page,which was red in color.
Here I used Gwen's Chinese garden Plum Blossom Stencil,
from Gwen's Spring 2018 Collection
Again,using the same paints along with modeling paste,I scraped this through Gwen's gorgeous Plum Blossoms stencil.
This was a bit more tricky as I wanted a lot of dimension and texture as well as there were different colors to move through the stencil.
After the stenciling was done,I decided I did not care for the black background,so I gently brushed some paint around the stenciled piece and onto the whole background.
Being a glittery type of gal,I really love the look of the shimmery-ness of these pages.I really think the shine brings the Plum Blossoms front and center!
Here you can see the beautiful handmade yarn,my Tribe Sister Lynda Shoup sent me.Lynda weaves her own yarns using bits of leftover papers and string and other yarns,she is so talented and I just LOVE my yarn,thanks my Sister!
remembering that this was my Sari journal...(Kate) I decided I needed to add bits of Gwen's Irresistible India-Embellished Sari Scrap.
But how to incorporate the Sari now that the pages were complete?
Well,where there is a will there is a way.I looked at all my colorful matching Sari and found pieces to cut out and add to each page!
Two more pages complete!
And,recently I received Gwen's stencils from her brand new designs!!
I swear I have to get one of each of these!!
well I had to have a go with them immediately and created this page...
here again I used my new paints and began with base coating the page-I love this color!
Next using Gwen's new stencil,Collage Textures and Patterns-Circles Stencil from the Boho Collection,and a mixture of modeling paste and paint,they were scraped through the stencil with a palette knife.
Just look at how cool this design is!
When this was dry,I went on to stenciling in black with Gwen's Decorative Folk Flower Stencil
from her Decorative Collection.
don't you just love how the black pops on this background?!
But my love for more color won out and I continued on to paint in the stencil with other colors
and in the end? I was happy I used more color,because,I really love this way it turned out!
I truly love my stencils by Gwen and hope I was able to inspire you to stencil something beautiful today!
The challenges I am linking up with:
The challenges I am linking up with:
And I would like to link this post up with
Art Journal Journey as I was so "Inspired by" Gwen's unique stencils and other products!
Also Linking up with Mixed Media Place as the colors of summer so inspired me~Simon Says Stamp Wednesday:Bright and Cheerful
and for my Plum Blossom page which has a time worn feel to me I would like to enter A Vintage Journey's June Challenge - Stencil It
That's Crafty Challenge Blog:A Summer's Day Challenge
And as always,thanks so much for sharing your time with me today! It truly means so much to me to read your comments and feel the love! ")
Peace & Love
Gwen Lafleur's products used:
*Gwen's Decorative Folk Flower Stencil-from Gwen's Decorative Collection
*Collage Textures and Patterns-Circles Stencil-from Gwen's newly released Boho Collection
*Gwen's Chinese garden Plum Blossom Stencil- from Gwen's Spring 2018 Collection
*Decorative 6 Petal Flower Screen Stencilfrom Gwen's Decorative Collection
*Beautiful Butterflies Collage Sheet-from Gwen's Digital Downloadable Collage Cutouts
*Gwen's Irresistible India-Embellished Sari Scraps in Fuchsia
Other Products used:
Finnabair's Art Alchemy Paints-
Metallique~RedWine,MermaidTeal,Pink Blush,Opal Magic Violet-Green,Vintage Rose,Ice Queen
Art Alchemy Sparks~Butterfly Spells
DecoArt Media Modeling Paste
DecoArt Crackle Glaze
Ranger Glossy Accents