Thursday, May 1, 2014

ePlay Challenge - Stencils

If you are looking for my Waltzingmouse post -  click here - or scroll down
I'm playing along with the ePlay challenge over on the eclectic Paperie blog today -  Erin's challenge for us this month is to use STENCILS
I created this nature wall hanging
starting with this Tim Holtz Burlap Panel Panel 4" x 6".  First I brushed on some Gesso and let it dry.
After the crackle paste dried - I added some stenciling -  using Archival Orange Blossom and Corn Flower Blue ink with the TCW Mini Chicken Wire Reversed stencil - and then Studio 490 Metalic Gold Embossing Paste with the TCW Mini Well Rounded Stencil. After everything dried - I lightly dabbed some Bundled Sage Distress Paint over the crackled area.

 Next I added some Remnent Rubs/Botanical (can I just say I LOVE these Remnent rubs - they are very sturdy and stick firmly even over this crackled embossing paste!)  I also inked the JOY from Wendy Vecchi Artful Words Stencil (my pic shows a stenciled FLY on the bird  - but then I didn't like that so I restamped the bird and kept her plain).
I felt like the edges needed to be more defined -  so I stenciled the stripes from Wendy Vecchi's Dots and Stripes Stencil using Wendy Vecchi's black Embossing Paste using my finger to spread the paste.
I stenciled some dots from the same stencil on the left also with the black embossing paste. After everything dried - I sponged all around the edges and sides with Ranger Distress Vintage Photo Ink.
I stamped the bird from Tim Holtz SA Bird Feather on white cardstock using Archival Tree Branch ink.  I cut out the bird and then sponged her with Ranger Distress Vintage Photo Ink.  I got a small piece of branch from my back yard and perched the bird on it.  I adhered the branch to the canvas and the feet to the branch with Glue N Seal.
I stuck Tim Holtz Memo Pins into the canvas on the sides through the loops of Tim Holtz Swivel Clasps.  The panel is light enough that I didn't have to push the Memo pins into the wood just under the fold on the burlap.  I used another stick from my yard to loop the clasps through.

 Here you can see the Memo Pins and Swivel Clasps
I clipped the clasps together so they wouldn't slip off the stick. (I've hung this on a push pin stuck in the door!)
I put 2 thick foam dots behind the bird to keep her popped up - I drew her black eye with a Black Sakura Glaze pen. and I added a piece of twine in her beak for her to take to the nest she is building for her babies (!).
I'm really  happy with how this came out - I feel like I'm getting a little more comfortable using Mixed Media!
I'm new to the eclectic Paperie DT - so I clipped this notice from Toni's blog regarding the ePlay challenges!

"If you would like to 'Get Stenciled' we would love to see your creations. There is a generous $25 gift certificate for Kim's fabulous eclectic Paperie Shop, for one lucky winner. Hop over to the blog by following this link, where you'll find all the challenge details and some wonderfully inspiring projects from the eTeam. you've got a whole month there can be no excuses......get those stencils out!"

Now I'm going to check out how other people have used stencils over at the ePlay Challenge - I hope you'll make something using stencils and link it up there as well!

Stamps:  Bird Feather - Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz
Paper:  White - PTI
Ink:  Archival Orange Blossom, Corn Flower, Tree Branch, Ranger Distress Vintage Photo
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Burlap Panel 4"x6", Gesso, Wendy Vecchi Metallic Gold and Black Embossing Pastes, Wendy Vecchi White Crackle Embossing Paste, Mini Chicken Wire and Mini Well Rounded Stencils - TCW, Artful Words and Dots and Stripes Stencils - Studio 490 Wendy Vecchi, Swivel Clasps and Memo Pins - Ideology/Tim Holtz, Sakura Black Glaze Pen, Bundled Sage Distress Paint - Ranger, Twine, Glue N Seal - Ranger,  Remnant Rubs Botanical - Ideology, small branches from tree.


LeAnne said...

Holy guacamole, I want to come to your house and play! This is awesome, Julia! I just love the rustic look of this and those stencils and paste just look like so much fun to play with! Awesome project!

Erin Smetak said...

Oh my heavens Julia!!!!! I am amazed at what you have created! It's gorgeous!!!! And you say you don't know mixed media! You are doing an absolutely fabulous job with this genre so far!!!!

Lisa S. said...

I love this Julia! Your process is easy to follow and love how you incorporated elements found in nature on this project. It's awesome. :) xx

toni said...

Lovely burlap panel Julia so sweet ! X

Annette Allen said...

wow wow wow this is amazing.. I love it

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

This is just amazing! What a lovely Spring craft......and yes, it appears you are becoming VERY comfy with this new media experience!!!

alexandra s.m. said...

GORGEOUS canvas JUlia and I love the way you hung it!!
Thank You~

Andiepants said...

What an amazing piece. So shabby and cute.


Mona Pendleton said...

Wow Julia! What a beautiful work of art! I love all the texture and shimmery touches! Thanks for sharing your creative process!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Julia, you definitely have mastered Mixed Media! This is gorgeous. The details are spectacular.

Kim Heggins said...

Wow...this is one amazing project, I am so impressed!

Deepti said...

I am totally blown away by your creative learning process , love the detailing done on burlap canvas, you amaze me!!

Micki said...

OMGosh, love how you transformed this into a hanging. I love the rustic charm of it. Gorgeous.

Sue Lelli said...

FANTASTIC wall hanging, Julia! LOVE the branches from outside, all of your stenciling, the black gesso, the bird and everything else I forgot to mention!

Shirley said...

Okay for you! Now I really am envious!! Your hanging is just wonderful! I really like the material, how you showed you did some of the background, etc. I forget if I better keep this!! ;-)

Lois Stueve said...

I'm very inspired now!

Lois Stueve said...

I'm very inspired now!