This week on StencilGirl Talk we are featuring VivaLasVegaStamps with StencilGirl Stencils. I'm telling you, now I know how people feel when I tell them to go take a look at the StencilGirl site and pick a stencil! To say I got "lost" in the Viva Las VegaStamp site is an understatement!
In the end, I finally picked this set which had birds (of course) and a tree log type stamp that intrigued me--Plate 1249. Also pictured is the Peacock Feather from StencilGirl that I used.
Peacock Feather Plate 1249
Needless to say, the set sat and sat....not sure what my project would be. Then one day I was looking at my daughter and it hit me. A dreamcatcher! It is a long personal story that I won't bore you with...but rest assured dreamcatchers are very important to my daughter.
I started with the Circle on Circle stencil from StencilGirl in my Art Journal. I used just a teeny tiny bit of paint to get a sort of "whispy" look.
Next up came the stamp.
Just like stencils, I like to get more uses than intended out of my rubber stamps.
Just a tip here--whenever I get a new set of unmounted stamps I store them on a EZ Mount board. Then I stamp them all out on a piece of white paper and store it in a bag with the stamps.
Easy reference and storage!
I thought the middle of this stamp was absolutely PERFECT for my dreamcatcher! I just didn't want the trees so enter another tip. Cover the parts you do not want to stamp with any kind of tape--here I used painters tape.
Ink up your stamp just like usual and then take off the pieces of tape.
Next up Molding Paste by Golden. Using the Peacock stencil, referenced above, I used the Molding Paste on the page with the stencil 3 times.
Here is a little peek at the "ugly" stage....notice I added some doodling to make the dreamcatcher. Also notice that is is off center :) you know what?? I'm okay with that :)
Let's make those feathers come ALIVE!
The feathers were colored with Faber Castell Big Brush Pens. I also used some Viva Inka Gold in Green Yellow.
Just some finishing touches by adding more color to the background, a little journaling around the dreamcatcher and I was done.
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