I also have a little step-by-step prepared for you:
I started by adding two light acrylic paint tones as my first layer to the page. Next I took the newsprint background bits #1 stickers (also by STAMPlorations) and added them in randomly cut bits on top.
After that I added some stamped images with black stamp ink using the Mixed Media Grunge stamp set.
As my third layer I first added some red paint with a palette knife, then placed a stencil (Dots n´Beans) on top of the wet paint and wiped with a baby wipe over the stencil. That way part of the paint got “lifted” and the yellow background can be seen on those areas. I repeated this step also with green paint and Trees 1 stencil as well as blue paint and Lupinus stencil.
As my last steps I stamped some flowers and leaves (using the Bloomdoodles stamp set) onto an old book page. After that I fussy cut them. Before adhering them on place I added white paint splatters onto the background and let it dry. When everything was dry I adhered the fussy cut elements on place and added a Good Things clear sticker onto the page. For finishing touches I also added some color to the fussy cut elements with Posca Pens. That´s it.
I´ve used the Peacock Feathers (but only parts of it – can you tell?) and the Lupinus stencil on this page. And again, my stencil inspiration post is an art journal page and yes, again it is a face. This time a more happier one that the one from the reveal post. A totally different type of face..
I´ve played with acrylic paints on this page, added them in layers and created a face of my kind. I´m still practicing and trying to find the way to draw faces the way that is most “me”. Still searching and experimenting. But I like the process. I think this is not quite my way to go, as I like the more silly/abstract & crazy looking faces more. I´m not the realistic face type of person, I think. But I really enjoyed the process. Experimenting, adding shadows and lights, and then finally going crazy with stencil patterns on top and making the face more “me”. Without the stenciling I just found her too “neat”…
So this is my take. I hope you find time to play along with the stencil challenge at STAMPlorations in January. Remember, you can do anything, as long as you feature a stencil. Also remember to link back to the original reveal post on your blog when sharing your project and don´t forget to add the challenge image to your blog either. That´s it! Hoping you´ll join us and get those stencils out :).