The Stencilfied Journal is a 24-week StencilGirl® Collaboration Challenge hosted by the fab Tina Walker. Each Monday from January to June, Tina has revealed a song prompt for us to play with (using stencils by StencilGirl® Products).
This round wasn’t as successful for me as the first round during the summer of last year. Which is a shame, because I use song lyrics in my art journal all the time and, I immensely enjoyed the six prompts I did end up doing!
I figure it has something to do with my schedule at the beginning of the year and the fact that song prompts require more (mental) steps than last year’s ‘doing, not thinking’ type prompts.
I may, or may not, do a couple more of the prompts. I’m certainly not abandoning this little journal. I still love the pocket size, and I want to see it filled to the brim just like last year’s!
Hi there! Gelli Arts® has teamed up with DecoArt® for some ‘Summer Fun’, and I’m here today to share the video I contributed to their blog collaboration!
For the collab, each of the participating Gelli Arts® Artists was gifted a box of DecoArt® Americana Premium paints and mediums to play with.
The theme ‘Summer Fun’ made me think of summer days in the yard and of vacations abroad.
I’ve recreated a photo I found in Elle magazine. I started by sketching it on computer paper; then I scanned the sketch to reverse it, and to print multiple copies.
I used the multiple copies to cut several stencils of the scene, each to use with one or two print colours. The stencils (and cut out masks) also helped with printing multiple layers.
I mixed the DecoArt® Americana Premium paints to create colours that (kind of) matched the original photo, and I created texture plates by applying Texture Medium to scrap pieces of cardboard with a Gelli Arts® mini printing tool.
The ‘Summer Fun’ theme also reminded me of colourful dresses, so I decided to use another photo from the same magazine as a reference to draw a lady onto computer paper.
I painted her head first. Then I used Matte Medium and gel printed tissue paper to collage the multicoloured dress.
Once the collage was dry, I pasted the lady onto the gel printed scene with the same Matte Medium, and then I enhanced the print with shadows and added details using paint markers and coloured pencils.
Preserve summer memories
As mentioned, I used photos from a magazine as a reference to create my gel print, but you could also use a personal photo as the jumping off point instead. Wouldn’t it be fun to record a summer memory this way?!
Visit the Gelli Arts® blog to see what the other participating artists have created.
Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful summer (or winter)!
Please note that none of the links in this post are affiliate links! However, if you use the code MarshaV at check out on the Gelli Arts® website, you get 10% off an order over $20, and I earn a small percentage of the sale.
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Magazine (Elle) Computer paper (A4) Cardboard scraps Paper (A3) Tissue paper Craft knife + cutting mat 2” roller Scissors Black pen Pencil Paint markers Coloured pencils
We will pick ONE winner on April 29th, 2019 so watch this space to see if you are a winner! (Comments due no later than April 28th midnight EST).
Thank you so much for stopping by!
Please note that the journal featured in this post was gifted to me by Resketch. I’m also a columnist for the StencilGirl® Talk Blog, so though I did not receive any compensation for participating in this collaboration, the majority of the stencils I used to fill the pages were previously given to me or purchased with a discount!
Hi there! It’s October, it’s the 10th… Time for a new Inspired by post!
September is like the start of a new year, isn’t it? It’s when a new school year starts, we return to the ‘regular’ routines, and it’s when we exchange the shorts and flip-flops for sweaters and scarves.
I feel like September was like that for me this year. I didn’t see it coming, but all of a sudden I started a new course, I started a new part-time job, and I really had to rethink my routines and the way I go about my days.
So I’ve been making plans, I’ve made a big schedule that I’ve taped to the inside of a cabinet, I’ve brainstormed and researched a ton for upcoming trips, workshops, assignments and… Of course, I can’t tell you anything about most of it yet!
All will be revealed in time though! For now, let’s talk about what I have been creating this month and where my inspiration came from.
The course I’m taking is a printmaking course. I’ve wanted to take this course for years now, and I was super lucky to get accepted into it this year. I feel so happy and immensely grateful!
Four weeks in I’ve already learned a ton. I’ve also realised that I know way more than I thought I knew. The course isn’t what I expected at all. But in the very best way possible!
I look forward to it every week, and I always come home inspired to research more, to learn more and to create more.
week I caught up with all the Stencilfied Journal prompts I still had
to do since last months blog post. The current prompt is #19, so that
means I can share the results of seven prompts with you.
From June through November fellow StencilGirl® Columnist Tina Walker is posting one prompt a week (24 in total), and we’re creating a ‘Wreck this Journal’-esque journal StencilGirl® style.
For my recent Gelli Arts® video tutorial, I was inspired by… myself. You know how sometimes you can combine a couple of older ideas to form a new idea? That’s precisely what happened here.
I wanted to recreate a craft project I did as a kid, but I didn’t want to use the same theme. So I thought about something seasonal, and that made me think of Halloween. Which then reminded me of this craft tutorial I did for DoenKids last year: