For this month's stencil blog hop, we were given Andrew Borloz Crossed Rounds & Squares Stencil.
One of the things I love about this stencil is that it's like getting 6 smaller stencils all in one! There are circles, squares, little diamond shapes, stars....a lot for you to work with, both as texture or accents on a journal page.
I thought I'd show you how I created my page this month!
I'm working in a Strathmore Mixed-Media journal (the hardbound one), and usually put wash tape along the seam to keep media from leaking through to other pages. Let's begin!
I started with two random scraps on my desk that I glued down to get away from that blank white page! I then sprayed through the stencil with a couple Dylusions inks.
This is what it looked like after some fun! The big block of pink in the lower left corner is from when I flipped over the stencil after spraying through it.
Ooops! I forgot my camera wasn't focused for this pic! But I wanted to show that I added some liquid acrylic to the page and selectively spread stuff with a brush.
Time for a silhouette! I recently got obsessed with them again and have been adding them everywhere! This one is hand-cut and a favorite. I used a dry brush to paint around it.
I then rubbed through part of the stencil to lift the reddish-pink paint.
I then stenciled through using a make-up sponge with several shades of teal/turquoise. I love these quartered circles!
In cleaning off my sponge, I discovered how to make awesome wispy wings! I then outlined the girl shape with a black stabilo pencil and circled things in white.
And here she is, all finished! I added some epoxy stickers and writing in a dying black Sharpie. I also put a white glaze in the middle shape to even out the colors so she's a bit more solid.
And there you go! I had a blast playing in my journal, and have used this stencil in a variety of projects already, ranging from gel prints to testing new products to other journal pages! It really is versatile and fun to use!
Don't forget to leave a comment to be entered in this month's giveaway! And go back to the StencilGirl Talk blog to enter again!
Now head on over to Corrine's blog -- the next stop on our little tour!
So...how can you use your stencils in new ways? And where are you fluttering to? You have wings...stand tall and strut your stuff!