Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Get Dolled Up

Oh boy...big post today!  I may keep it light on words and heavy on pictures...'cause it's the pictures everyone comes to see, right? :-)  There's also a video at the end of today's post!

These are two projects I created for this week's Feed Your Creativity video (created for eclectic Paperie).  This week I played with a gesso resist technique again but this time I combined gesso with stencils!  (Supply list, with links at the end of this post)

My tag features the Wall Flower stencil from Claudine Hellmuth and darling stamp set, Mini Courture, from Dyan Reaveley.  (If you don't have one of Dyan's Courture stamp need to get one...they are amazing!)  I also used Dylusions Inks Sprays for the background colors.  (I say Bubblegum Pink in my video but the pink is actually Funky Fushia!)

My next project is a super bright and kind of busy art journal spread....but I'm ok with the's all girly!!

I started by using the same gesso resist and stencil technique mentioned in the video and then I added the Dylusions Ink Sprays.  I then added some design by using the Wendy Vecchi Brick Wall stencil and more Dylusions Ink Spray (Dirty Martini).  I then added both girls, using the Flossie stencil from Dyan...there was a bunch of masking going on - yes, a video is in there somewhere - with both of these girls...some techniques we learned at the retailer show a few weeks ago.
I then added text (a stamp) and a stencil design to both girls (love the text over the flowers...fabulous) and outlined them with a black marker so they would show up better...since all of my colors were in the same color family.  And those white dots?  Thanks to Dyan (her idea) and a gel pen...I LOVE this look and am seriously going to be adding white gel pen dots to all of my future creations!
I then added a bit more stenciling, using another Crafters Workshop stencil and some Black Soot Distress Ink.  Before adding the sentiment, I added a bunch of leaves from a Dyan stamp set (link below) and colored in the leaves with Dylusions Ink Spray and a paint brush.  (Yes, more white dots on the leaves!)  The ink sprays are a great coloring tool and I love how you can see the color on the leaves but you can also see the stencils and gesso stuff! 

OK - on to the links and video, both listed below!  Enjoy!

Dylusions Journal
Gesso (Claudine Hellmuth)
Stencils: Wall Flower (Claudine Hellmuth), Flossie (Dyan Reaveley), Cursive Alpha and Aztec (Crafters Workshop), Brick Wall (Wendy Vecchi)
Dylusions Ink Sprays (Funky Fushia, Lemon Zest, Dirty Martini)
Stamps: Mini Courture (Dyan Reaveley)
White Gel Pen
Distress Inks (Black Soot & Gathered Twigs)
Distress Paints (Rusty Hinge)


Sandy said...

Kim this is delightful - I adore what you do and am so appreciative of your tutorials. I am a big fan of the eclectic Paperie!!!!

Teresa Jaye said...

such an awesome technique and beautiful projects - those colors are amazing!

Colleen said...

I love these bright colors and your amazing design. I just finished my jar and posted.

toni said...

I was showing this to my friend yesterday, she just bought the Dyan stamps and needed a little inspiration! we both just love what you've done here x