Today I'm showing you what I did with the April 2015 StencilClub stencils from StencilGirl. They are designed by Jessica Sporn and SO FUN!! Sometimes people see a "theme" in a stencil and aren't quite sure what to do with them. Today I'm going to show you how to look beyond the "theme" and pick the parts you want. For this project I only used the large stencil.
This Art Journal page turned into the "what if" page and the "what didn't I use" page :)
Let's start with some Faber Castell Gelatos. I have been using these since way back when they were a "kiddie" product. Now they have grown up and I still love them and their creamy texture!
what if I add some water....okay--before and after.
Now what if.....I add some DecoArt Media Line Crackle Paste through a stencil...
If is dry now....hummmm, pretty white...what if I add some more Gelato???
what if I rubbed it in instead of wetting it??
Now I'm happier with the color....but Gelato's are water soluble....I want the color to stay. What if...I add some DecoArt Media Line Matt Medium to seal it??
Problem solved! Sealed....yet I'm still not where I want to be. What if....I add a glaze so some of it goes in the cracks. I used DecoArt Media Gloss Varnish mixed with some craft paint. Now I was asking myself WHAT IF I MESSED IT ALL UP?????!!!!
I waited about 3 or 4 minutes and carefully wiped the glaze away with a paper towel. Oh I think I like it! But I want to see more of the fine crackle. I used the Ken Oliver Click It Ink Pad (which I love) and skimmed it over the top. AWESOME! But....what if....I add a different kind of Crackle...DecoArt Media Line Crackle Glaze???
After I saw that glaze dry I saw something MAGICAL!!! BIG BIG cracks! I LOVED it....but what if....I add some DecoArt Media Line Antiquing Cream to the whole page? I did, see the second photo below and then wiped it away.
OMG!!!!! What if....never mind, I LOVE it!!!!!
I have to tell you, ALL these layers and my paper held up to the abuse. It now feels like a fine piece of leather.....now I'm wondering...what if I would have just done this on a canvas....oh well, next time!
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