Thursday, July 26, 2018

You Can...Go Your Own Way

 Here again today with another Tribe post for Gwen Lafleur and like my canvas last week, I must have had music on my mind as well!
I know, I know...Fleetwood Mac surely were not singing about fish...but I was singing this song while I was adding layers and well if the title fits-use it!
As per my usual lately,I get lost in my layers on the canvas and before I know it,I know longer know what colors or products I had out,let alone having taken any photos during the process!
 Sorry,but just finished photos again,along with links to the wonderful,fabulously #Lafleurish products used!
  So here they are gang,lots of photos showing off Gwen's gorgeous products,and some very yummy, textures!

 So,if you please... sit back,relax and have a look!

 Right off the hook,(haahaa)
we have one of Gwen's Boho Fish,from her Stupendous Sea Life category,stealing center tank!(haahaa)
 Is he/she not gorgeous?Just look at those combined papers and fabrics Gwen put together to create this uniquely beautiful Boho Fish!
 And,under this beautifully,handcrafted Boho Fish is some exquisite netting trim,which is found inside Gwen's personally curated Stupendous Sea Life Collage & Embellishment Pack.
 I used a piece of the trim upside down to secure my titled words in the netting.
Just like a fish,caught in the net,so too were my words! Literally!

       Up next a few texture and crackle photos



   and do you see this stencil here? The arc of sorts? 
This is one of Gwen's signature stencils from her newest unique stencil Collections...this one is the Boho Striped Circle Stencil from this Spring's release of Gwen's Boho Stencil Collection
 and how about these sweet fish?
 these fish are cut out from Gwen's Downloadable Collage Cutout Sheets  the Stupendous Sea Life Set.

 and yes,the Coral and Starfish are both from the very same Stupendous Sea Life Collage set.
 yummy textures with a sideways view

and how about these gorgeous hand stamped seahorses on Mulberry papers,created by Gwen?!
Aren't they Amazing? they look so real!
These stamped Seahorses are exclusively available when you purchase Gwen's Stupendous Sea Life Collage and Embellishment Collection.

 Well,I hope this canvas has wet your under sea appetite enough to head over to Gwen's and peruse her Mixed Media Supplies & Kits,or Downloadable Collages or even pick up a few of her gorgeous and uniquely created Boho Fish!

and here is a bit of music to leave you with

As always,I so appreciate and love your visits.
and I so appreciate and love you!
Peace&Love my friends!
Jackie ") 

Gwen's Products used:
Boho Fish
Stupendous Sea Life Collage & Embellishment Pack
Boho Striped Circle Stencil
Stupendous Sea Life Collage  
Trim & Seahorse stamped images from the Stupendous Sea Life Collage & Embellishment Pack

Other Products used:
DecoArt Media Acrylic Paints
DecoArt Weathered Crackle Finish
DecoArt Triple Thick Gloss 

I'm playing along with these challenges this month:

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Are the Stars out Tonight...

Hello! I am back with a post for  Gwen LaFleur's Tribe today.
 Using lots of stenciling,from Gwen's stencils and loads of paint layers,i mean loads of luscious layers of paint!and then some other added elements tho give depth to my design.
This style is something different and new to me,and I struggled at times, but am happy with the results.
 Let me know in the comments what you think!
Sooooo,because I was "just going with it" I have no step outs,just lots of yummy close ups
 These large stars are from Gwen's online Mixed Media store- Gwen's Essentials~German Dresden Embossed Stars colored up in a soft pink

The very first stencil layer I put down was from
Gwen's Boho Stencil Collection~Collage textures and Patterns~Circle Stencil using the center stencil vertically with modeling paste.

 Just look at the texture and colors! I was in color heaven!

 The next stencil I layered was from Gwen's new line,available only through StencilGirl StencilClub,which I spoke about here in my last post.
This stencil is the Fleur-de-lis from Gwen's Ceramic Tiles Collection
I applied Embossing paste through the stencil, through the circle areas as well as through the fleur-de-li areas


 On the circular area, I added the Emerald Creek's Baked Texture Embossing Powder~Vintage Beeswax and bubbled the heck out of it! I love texture, in case you did not know! LOL
In the center of the canvas/stencil,I added with matte gel,another Dresden from Gwen's Essentials German Dresden Trim~Ornate Ornament
I really think this worked well with fleur-de-li stencil. 

Omgoodness- I just LOVE these stencils by Gwen!!! Her designs thrill me each time a new set comes out! I so love that her stencils are always unique and her designs are fresh and there are no others out there like hers! Can you tell I am a fan?!!
 On the corners and sides of my canvas I used another stencil from the (available only through StencilGirl StencilClub)  Ceramic Tiles Collection~the overall design stencil 9x12
What a beautiful pattern design this is!!
 and then back to the middle, I just had to add a piece of jewelry,again with matte medium from my Going Global Turkmen Jewelry Parts stash.

I love the way this piece fit perfectly!
 and as you can see here, I added some Mini Art Stones to help complete my canvas

There you have it- hope you enjoyed the photos!
I'd like to send a shout out to Sanda Reynolds of who makes the most inspiring mixed media videos and classes. I have been watching her create for sometime now and finally jumped in and tried my hand at some of her techniques-thank you Sanda for your constant creativity and inspiration. This canvas was inspired by a recent tutorial of Sanda's.

Thank you for your visit and support my friends!
sending out hugs,
Peace & Love
Jackie ") 

Gwen LaFleur Products Used:

Other products used:
*DecoArt Matte Medium
*Wendy Vecchi~Embossing Paste~Clear
*ColourArte Silks~Stargazer
*Prima ArtExtravaganca~MiniArtStones
Art Alchemy Metallique Acrylics~Vintage Rose,Light Patina,Rich Turquoise
Art Alchemy Acrylic Opal Paints~Opal Magic Pink-Blue
Art Alchemy Sparks~Dragons Eye
Art Alchemy Patina Effects Paste~Mint Green,Blue

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Bohemian doily and StencilGirl StencilClub

Good morning everyone!
I am sharing with you today a project made with Gwen LaFleur's new stencil reveal~The Ceramic Tiles Collection
Omgosh! these are my new favorites! haahaa like I never say that about all of Gwen's stencils-right?

You can see Gwen's reveal and the Gorgeous pieces she create with her new designs here via this link.
These stencils are extra special because you can only get these through joining StencilGirl's StencilClub!
Learn more about the club and join via this link
I'll tell you more later in the post,on to a few pictures of my upcycled doily.

So,I have an unhealthy stash(hoarder) of vintage doilies(heehee) and decided these were perfect for Gwen's new stencils!
First I gave the doily two coats of gesso on each side

Next I used the Brass paint and the 6x6 Fleur-di-lis stencil

 Yummy already!

Then out came the fiber paste and I mixed a batch with Teal paint,
and used the 9x12 all over design,omitting the center design when knifing the paste through

beautiful! ahhhh not done yet!

Next out came my new Pixie powders and with water,I colored the lace edging and then made a wash of the same  and colored the background

So lovely! but I think it needs more...
 Red Wine paint this time and some fancy detailed work
at some point I used Gold to paint in the center of the fleur-de-lis design and also a bit on the overall designs- to make that Wine color show even more.
Then I reintroduced the overall stencil over the center, just using a sponge with the Teal again.

I will tell you,Gwen designed these this collection to layer perfectly with one another.

I called it done here~kind of Bohemian looking isn't it?!
I do love the way this doily turned out and have already started a few others!

And now,a bit more info about the StencilGirl StencilClub in case you missed the link. 
These stencils are ONLY available through StencilClub.

What do you get for your 25.00 monthly fee?
*First you get one 9x12
*one 6x6
*one 4x4 Stencil each month
along with
* a companion project video and
* PDF made by the artist of the month
*and...there are always coupons available for  members as well!

* and let me add,not only do you receive all the above, but also tons of inspiration from other club members as well a a community of like minded StencilGirl Stencil loving souls!

July 2018's Designer of the month,Gwen LaFleur,will be teaching how to make a Single Sheet Journal using her new stencils in her video.

So if you want to receive Gwen's Ceramic Tile Stencils,you need to hurry as these stencils are only available to club members who join Before 8/15.
Hurry to get in on these Fabulous new designs by Gwen!

List of Products:
StencilGirl StencilClub~Gwen LaFleur's~Ceramic Tiles Collection

Golden's Fiber Paste 

Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Powder~Teal Wash

Prima~Finnabairs Alchemy Metallique Paints~Mermaid Teal,Red Wine
           ~Finnabairs Art Alchemy Sparks~Dragon's Eye
           ~Finnabair's Art Extravagance patina Paste Effect~Brass

Vintage doily

So happy you were able to join me here today! Hoping your day is filled with sunshine & love wherever in the world you are!
Jackie ")