Catherine Scanlon and
friends are hosting a blog hop to celebrate her new line of stamps and stencils
from Art Gone Wild.
Click the links at
the bottom of this post to see how we have found our own creative style with
the stamps and stencils.
Then loop back
to Catherine’s blog
because she’s got
some fun prizes on offer too.
my favs are the Grid Art Journal Stencil (CSSTL-006) and Cling Stamp Flower
Frame 1 (AGC3-2737) flexible designs that
can be cute or grungy and the inspiration for
Be Positive uses the
grid stencil to create a wire fence line with flowers as a water color as in
the background but also popping out through the wires as a feature. Be Positive is a little tag I found that sums up an attitude of shining anyway you can, through fence wires or what ever and just being your own best version of you.
The depth in Catherine’s
stamps make them great to use on fabric, on the canvas background and delicate fabric
flowers. Just use a good permanent ink
like Stayzon to get a solid strong image.
The background of the canvas is a watercolour wash. Creating a rustic wire fence is a synch with journal
grid stencil, this is a small canvas so the grid will cover most of the
background. Working from the bottom
corner, use the stencil as a guide and fill with a metallic pen or paint or
embossing powder to add a wire grid across 3/4s of the flower background.
Silk is a beautiful natural
fibre for painting on but of course the color will run. One of the easiest ways to deal with that is
to simply cut the flowers out to use as an embellishment.
Crumpling the petals
and fluffing them adds a bit of authenticity, as does height.
My sneaky trick for puffy flowers is to tuck
a little polyfill behind flower.
Thanks for stopping by and joining
our blog party, click the links to see what the
rest of this talented group have created.
Art From The Heart by Catherine Scanlon Designs
This Art That Makes me Happy byVicki Chrisman
The Mermaid's Closet by MarthaRichardson
Kooky Dulcy by Kathis DeLuca
n*Studio by Nat Kalbach
Live the Dream by JennieAtkinson
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