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


Astrid Maclean said...

Oh Jackie, this is beyond stunning!! Those stencils are amazing by the sound of it, but what you did with them is the real magic of this piece! The colours are so beautiful, the textures amazing and I absolutely love what you did with those mini art stones!! A truely fantastic piece of art!!!

Valerie-Jael said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Love all the colours, embellishments and textures. This is a real stunner, that's for sure. Hugs, Valerie

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

wow - love the texture and layering of this - and the colors are a surprise and very pleasing! I like the way the 'art bits' and piece of jewelry sort of grow out of the built up background organically. Nice!

Karenliz Henderson said...

Beautiful, just gorgeous. Love the colors and all that lovely texture!!!

froebelsternchen said...

Each close up image is just so yummie and I can think of wonderful dreams and sweet adventures and all the fantastic layers just tell from LOVE and FUN!
And all together so well designed and organically!
You really can be proud of this piece!
And I am proud of you!
I LOVE this pretty painting!!!

Happy weekend dear Jackie!
Hope you feel really good meanwhile and no pain !

Love from

Dorthe said...

So stunning , I totally love it Jackie-
the colors are favorites, and you used the stencils, so beautiful- the texture created, and the art stones, makes it so special, so gorgeous.
Had to comment even busy preparing for my peeps coming tonight.
Big hugs to you sweet Jackie . xx

Win Dinn said...

Oh, Jackie - this is lovely, and although not your usual style, definitely one that is delightful, along with light and happy. Stunning, my friend...way to go out of your comfort zone!!!!!

Little Artbee said...

That looks very nice. I like the soft colors and how you placed all the wonderful ornaments.
Gorgeous work!
Big Hugs

Gwen Lafleur said...

This is wonderful Jackie - love the colors and composition... it's just beautiful!

Edzellinni aka Linda Edkins Wyatt said...

Lovely soft colors and shapes, and so nicely combined with the Dresden and Turkmen elements!

Sandee Setliff said...

Beautiful work (as always) and I just adore the pastels and yummy textures!

Jill McDowell said...

Ohhh, those colors, textures, and shapes, oh my.... love it!

Angela Radford said...

Gorgeous texture, lovely stencil, beautiful colours and an amazing lady!!!! happy creative weekend, Angela xXx

denthe said...

That texture is so gorgeous, and as always I love your colour combinations. It might be a bit different from your usual work, but I recognize your style right away. Great work! Enjoy your weekend dear Jackie! Hugs xxx

sirkkis said...

Oh,Jackie 🧚your stars shine fabulously 💖 Really beautifully created art piece.
Happy weekend to you and yours 🦋

Kate Yetter said...

I really love the pastel colors and all that amazing texture! Those baked textures left the most amazing beading.You have turned this stencil into a beautiful focal point. Lovely piece, Jackie!

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Hmmm, so yummy! The close up photos really show those wonderful textures - I can just about imagine running my hands across the surface! So beautiful, Jackie!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I realize how very late I am visiting Jackie, but I'm trying to catch up today, even though I still have chills and a morbid cough. I want to also thank you for visiting me when I was too sick to reciprocate.

I love that Fleur de lis stencil. The embossing paste, which I have never heard of until now, added such great texture. Of course, that baked texture embossing powder is out of this world. You certainly do LOVE texture. This piece screams texture, layers, and beautiful soft colors. I love it all.

Autumn Clark - SewPaperPaint said...

Jackie, I adore the beautiful texture and design you've created and these colors seem so on trend and modern. The shimmer is just beautiful and I love the elongated shape. Big hugs, Autumn

Lys Scrap said...

Yummy textures indeed! And these so vibrant blue fleurs de lys! Brilliant!