Thursday, May 31, 2018

A Vintage Journey - June Challenge - Stencil It!

The June challenge has been posted over at A Vintage Journey and Astrid is our glorious hostess this month!   Her challenge for us is to STENCIL IT!

Here is the challenge description in Astrid's words:  Create a project using at least one stencil, in a style that fits our challenge focus - vintage, shabby, mixed media, art journaling; industrial, timeworn or steampunk. There are so many possibilities to be creative with stencils on your cards, journals, layouts, ATCs or 3D projects. Stencils offer endless possibilities, be creative and have fun!
I decided to make a card for this challenge.
First, I colored on my Effulgent stamp from Penny Black with Ranger Distress Markers in Worn Lipstick and Gathered Twigs.  I spritzed the stamp with water and stamped it onto a piece of watercolor paper using my Stamp Platform so I could do one color at a time or add more color if needed on any area.  The more water you spritz on, the more watery the image, so you can practice to see what look you like!
Then I used 3 different stencils on my panel.  
First I sponged Shabby Shutters Distress ink over Tim's Crackle stencil.
Then I rubbed my VersaMark ink over Tim's Harlequin stencil on the right edge, removed the stencil and embossed it with Baked Texture Ancient Amber Embossing Powder.  This is really golden in the light.  I have a close up below where you can see that.
For the third stenciling - I used Tim's Speckles stencil and rubbed the Versmark over it over the flower area, removed the stencil and embossed it with Baked Texture Vintage Beeswax.  It looks rather like droplets of water when the light hits it.
I sponged around the edges of the panel with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and added an Idea-ology Metallic Sticker/Quotations.  I drew around the sticker with a Black Stabilo Pencil then rubbed it with a damp finger to smudge it.
Here's a close up of the droplets of Vintage Beeswax.
Here you can see the golden shimmer of the Ancient Amber EP.
So we hope you will join us this month and show us how you use one or more stencils in a style that fits our challenge focus - vintage, shabby, mixed media, art journaling; industrial, timeworn or steampunk.

You'll find lots of inspiration from the Creative Guides over at A Vintage Journey!

Stamps:  Effulgent - Penny Black
Paper:  Water color paper - Canson, white card base - PTI
Ink:  Ranger Distress Shabby Shutters and Gathered Twigs, Versamark
Accessories:  Ranger Distress Markers Worn Lipstick and Gathered Twigs, water mister, Stamp Platvorm - Tim Holtz/Tonic,Crackle, Harlequin and Speckles Stencils - Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous, Baked Texture Embossing Powders Ancient Amber and Vintage Beeswax - Seth Apter/Emerald Creek, Idea-ology Metallic Stickers/Quotations, Black Stabilo Pencil.


Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful Julia, love the layered stenciling around that gorgeous flower.

Brenda Brown said...

I love the stencilling and gorgeous textures and effects you created on this fabulous card Julia, some lucky person will adore your it when they open the envelope xxx

Loll said...

WOW! Gorgeous card Julia. LOVE your watercoloured flowers ... absolutely gorgeous! And then add in the three stencils to make it even more amazing. LOVE the texture from the baked textures. I have bought some, but haven't used them very much yet. Need to find time to just play! :) xx

Redanne said...

Oh how lovely Julia, the blossom alone is stunning but those 'water droplets' you created are such a wonderful touch - I love this.... lots!! Hugs, Anne xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Such a stunning card Julia, soft, beautiful and a real eye catcher with that wonderful stamp!! The stencilling around it and shimmering highlights are so beautiful!! I adore this, - great inspiration!!

Bonnie said...

What a wonderful combination of mixed media, Julia! Love all those stencil treatments! You've made a beautiful vintage card!

Annie said...

Totally love this fantastic project s Wonderful details and techniques Julia x

TFS and huge hugs
Annie x

Jennie Atkinson said...

Fabulous stencilling Julia and such a gorgeous watercolour technique. A stunning card x

A Pink said...

Your. card is fabulous! Julia . Love your watercolour stamping and how you have surrounded it with not one but three stencils . Very impressive ! The 'droplets ' and shimmer make wonderful accents .
Hope you have a lovely weekend
Hugs x

butterfly said...

Utterly lovely watercolour stamping, Julia, and I love how you've layered the stencils outwards to create the framing background. Beautiful card!
Alison x

Jo said...

Such a beauty, and you definitely succeeded the vintage appeal. Loving your soft colours and the gold does add to the textured finish. Great design!

Papercraft Boutique said...

I love this gorgeous vintage card, Julia! The watercolored/stamped flower is so beautiful and the stenciled background is exquisite! Thanks for the close-up picture - I can see droplets of Vintage Beeswax well. Great effects! Hideko xx

Mac Mable said...

Marvellous mixed media card. Love the flower stamp and the watercolour effect and how you used the three stencils is so creative. Great effect x

Nikki Acton said...

Ah Julia- this is beautiful! What a stunning card with wonderful stamping and stencilling - I just love how you have combined the three stencil layers building up the card with subtle texture and dimension. A beauty, for sure! Nikki x

Dandi93 said...

Beautiful card Julia, lovely work with the stencils

sarascloset said...

Julia, this is truly a stunning card! I'm amazed at your details on a flat card that is easy to mail! That flower image is gorgeous and you have really taken this from fabulous to fabulously elegant with the gold stencil work and sweet with the droplets! Great close ups to show us those wonderful details! So sorry to be late. It takes me forever to comment, and I don't have much computer time lately. Sending hugs!

Let's Art Journal said...

What a stunning card! I love how you used the stencils to create the soft and delicate design - beautiful 😁. Wishing you a happy and creative month! J 😊

Paper Wishes said...

Beautiful colours in this, definitely inspiring me to get out the stencils. x Amanda