Create something today… – STAMPlorations

Hello lovelies! It is agan time for another Stencil Sunday with STAMPlorations! This Sunday´s project is an art journal sheet, a pretty dark one actually. But first, here are the details for this months challenge (just click the image to go to the page). Hope you´ll join in with us!!! There are prizes to be won too *winks*

And now some details on how I created my art journal sheet:

Sanna Lippert, black gesso, stencil, paint pen art journal sheet

I first gessoed the art journal sheet with white gesso. Then I dabbed some Distress Paint directly to the brayer and applied it with the brayer onto the page. Sanna Lippert, black gesso, stencil, paint pen art journal sheet

Next I placed the Bold Florals ARTplorations stencil onto the page and applied modeling paste onto the sheet thru it. I slightly dried the surface with a heat gun, but only for a few seconds. Sanna Lippert, black gesso, stencil, paint pen art journal sheet

Then I took the Create STAMPlorations clear stamp set and pressed the word „ART“ into the slightly dry modeling paste flowers. It left a mark (almost impossible to see on this picture). Sanna Lippert, black gesso, stencil, paint pen art journal sheet

I left the paste to dry properly and when I came back to the piece, I didn´t really like the colors I had chosen. They were too soft for my mood that day 🙂 – so I changed them… Some black gesso on top of it all and then I let it to dry again. Sanna Lippert, black gesso, stencil, paint pen art journal sheet

After the black gesso was all dried up, I took the Bundled Sage Distress Paint and dabbed some paint onto my finger. I then carefully wiped/dabbed the paint onto the stenciled, modeling paste flowers. This made them stand out more and if you look closely, you might even see the little words (ART) standing out from some flower petals. Sanna Lippert, black gesso, stencil, paint pen art journal sheet

Finally I outlined the flowers with a white Posca pen, added pink, yellow and green details in betweenthe flowers and then took a white gel pen and doodled the branches (colored them in with dark green Posca pen) and added a hand written sentiment. I really, really like how this page turned out. I think I will need to try this technique out a few more times :).

Here is the finished page:Sanna Lippert, black gesso, stencil, paint pen art journal sheet Sanna Lippert, black gesso, stencil, paint pen art journal sheet Sanna Lippert, black gesso, stencil, paint pen art journal sheetNow is your turn! Join the mixed media challenge at the STAMPlorations blog (remember to follow the rules) and have fun creating!!!

xxx, Sanna

Supplies:
ARTplorations stencil: Bold Florals
STAMPlorations stamp: Create
Posca pens
Black Gesso
Modeling paste
Distress Paints
Brayer

STAMPlorations Stencil Sunday & Mixed Media Challenge

Hi there lovelies!! Time to share my very first STAMPlorations project with you and today is Stencil Sunday time! Because it´s the first Sunday of the month, it is also time for the monthly Mixed Media Challenge over at the blog.

Here is my project:

Sanna Lippert - Stencil SundayI altered/decorated a fabric bag with stencils, paint, stamps and buttons. I also created a small tag that fits into the bag to go with the fabric piece. Filled with small metal trinkets, this little altered present bag will be a present to one of my scrappy friends. I think she might like the metal bits and pieces…

How did I create this set?

Sanna Lippert - Stencil SundayStep 1: Take the ARTplorations „Bold Florals Mini“ stencil and place it onto the canvas/fabric bag. Add a first layer of High Impact Paint (by Tattered Angels) with a foam brush onto the fabric. Start with the lighter color. Then add the second layer of darker High Impact Paint thru the same stencil, but this time dab the paint only around the center area of the flowers. Let dry.Sanna Lippert - Stencil SundayStep 2: There is now plenty of residue paint on the stencil. Place it down onto the tag the paint area facing towards the tag. Now use a brayer to create a print. Repeat with a new paint layer, when necessary. Next take a pink High Impact Paint and using the end of a paint brush, add little dots into the middle of the flowers. Let air dry.

Sanna Lippert - Stencil SundayStep 3: Add light green Glimmer Mist spray ink onto the tag and use a paper towel to remove residue ink. Then add a stamped sentiment and some bird images onto the bag and the tag. Finally, outline the tag with faux stitching, add fibers and black ink splatters to the tag for decoration. Attach little buttons to the bag for additional interest. Sanna Lippert - Stencil SundayNow fill the bag with the goodies and attach the tag to the bag. Your DIY present bag and present tag are ready :).

Sanna Lippert - Stencil Sunday Sanna Lippert - Stencil SundayInspired to create your own mixed media projects? Join us! Please just keep in mind these simple rules:

  • Your project(s) can be anything mixed media except a card (so no cards, please!).
  • You must use a stencil or stencils (any brand) in your project(s).
  • You can enter as many projects as you wish as long as they are in separate blog posts.
  • You must display the challenge graphic below in your post and link back to this post (not just the main blog) in order to be eligible to win (and receive the corresponding prize).
  • Link up by July 30th, 11:55 p.m. Pacific time.
Prizes:
  • The winner (as voted by the design team) receives a $15 gift certificate OR her choice of ARTplorations stencils (either 2 standard size stencils or 1 large stencil).
  • The two (2) top picks (as voted by the design team) get to pick their choice of any 1 standard size ARTplorations stencil.

READ MORE HERE!

A gentle reminder: This is a non-card mixed media challenge, so please don’t link up cards (we’ve got other challenges where you can enter your cards). You must use a stencil (or stencils) — any brand or a homemade one — in your project(s). If it’s not obvious to us that you used a stencil, your entry may be deleted. Also, you must display the challenge graphic in your blog post; otherwise, your entry will not be eligible for the prizes.
Now hop over to the STAMPlorations blog for more inspiration and have fun playing with stencils!!!
Happy creative Sunday, everyone!
xxx, Sanna