Saturday, June 6, 2015

Playing with NEW Stencils Designed by Mary C. Nasser!

Nothing like new stencils to inspire me to make a 
 Art Journal page!!!
Yesterday my friend Mary C. Nasser had EIGHT new stencils released at StencilGirl and today I'm going to show you what I made with them and even through one in from my friend Carolyn Dube too!

This turned out to be a little bit like another post I did "What If".....
I guess most people would call it experimentation.

I had Mary's stencils in front of me along with new Dylusions paint. 
No idea in mind so I just started with some paint.

I like the "cloud" like effect I got with the Mini Blending Tool and the paint....but, what if...I added some Color Burst by Ken Oliver on top to deepen it?
YUMMY! I really had gotten some water on my page and I started to notice something interesting....I don't know if the Color Burst reacted with something in the Dylusions or what happened but it was turning the most BEAUTIFUL fuchsia.

That didn't last long because as the background dried, the fuchsia went away....but let me tell you, it was BEAUTIFUL for the time it was there! Here is what the background looked like when it was almost dry.

Okay...back to the page! What if.....I used Mary's two new 4" x 4" It's a Small World Latitude and It's a Small World Longitude  stencils to add a ghosting to the background...
Yes! That was PERFECT! Here is the finished background....I added some Golden Gesso  around the globes to pop them out a little.

Okay...this is where it gets exciting for me!!! Whenever I see a globe or map of the world I think back to High not something I learned....this texture......remember that texture they used to have on globes? All that bumpy goodness. I can still remember running my fingers over it. 
That is the first thing I thought of when I saw Mary's new Going Global and Star Map stencils.
I NEEDED to recreate that. Luckily I had a "what if" that was so easy I almost couldn't believe it....enter DecoArt Media Texture Sand Paste!
Knowing I only wanted the paste on the continents and not in all the lines, I took a old room key and cut a small tool to spread my paste.
I used this paste before HERE and LOVED it! Let me tell you it goes on like butter. So smooth in fact that I guessed it....what if I took my finger and tapped it to get that globe from my past feel.....

After the Texture Sand Paste was dry (which really doesn't take long at all) especially when you don't have patients, I took out my Tim Holtz Water Brushes that I have all my colors of Dylusions Spray Ink in. This is my preferred way to use the sprays :)
3 Greens....sounds good to me!

My childhood is back!!!!
(insert this is when I emailed Mary pretty darn excited!!!)
Want to see????!?!!!!!
Goodness was I HAPPY!!!!

Now I wanted to put the other lines back in from the Going Global and Star Map stencils. I used a Sakura Gelly Roll pen (the Classic kind). I love this pen for getting in really small stencil spaces. Then I went back to the Dylusions paint and added some arrows from Mary's new Go Your Own Way 4x4, 6x6 and Round Here 4x4, 6x6 stencils

Words!!!! Yes, I need words now!
Time for Carolyn Dube's NEW Are We There Yet Stencil--Now that is a match for Mary's stencils!!!! 
I added a little detail work including adding some rubber stamping from Mary's Map stamps from Rubbermoon
You can see them in her ETSY shop HERE

Here is the final page....
I have to tell you, this is one of my favorite pages I've made this year so far!

Here is a detail shot....

I hear from Mary that if you head on over to her blog today you might just see an exciting what are you waiting for--GO SEE!


  1. Oh. my. gosh!
    I absolutely LOVE what you created!! Want to touch that amazing texture you got! And that mysterious fushia is beautiful!! Wow! Wow! Wow! Wow! Wow!

  2. Fabulous. Love the texture you achieved

  3. love, love, love the texture! It really does remind me of those old globes! This is fabulous!


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