Yes, Stencil 1 has some absolutely wonderful stencil designs and a wide variety, as well. I am sure you will find something to your liking.
My particular stencil came with three sets of butterflies. In my previous post, you can see the altered tag I made using one set. Today, I am going to play with yet another one of the images from the set and use it in my art journal. You may remember the little mini art journal I made and began sharing some of the pages with you. Click here to see that post.
washi tape down the center.
white gesso over both pages as well as the center tag. Allow the gesso to dry. (no photo) Now apply some torn scraps of large sheet music, Kaisercraft print papers, and yellow floral trim. Overlap each piece, as shown.
In the photo below, you can see how the crackle paste took some of the color laid down previously. That is because the distress spray stains are water reactive. I like it, though. It will add to the vintage feel I want.Waterbrush and my fingers to spread the colors. If you are afraid you will go past the crackled image, then place your stencil back over it (as shown in the photo) and rub your colors until you like the result. I later added some Ochre Gelato to give warm the colors a bit.
Here's the process I used to color them. First, rub the Gelatos over the image.
To darken the crackles, I spritzed each butterfly with brown distress ink spray, rubbed the color into the cracks with my finger, and dabbing excess with paper towel.
Add pops of color using pink, ochre, and orange Gelatos randomly over page.
Darken the clock die cut using brown Gelato and smudging with your finger.
Then, to add more depth, I used a Brushstix tool to pick up black distress ink and highlight around the edges.
Choose two kraft clock faces, cut one in half, and color each, direct to paper, with Mix'd Media ink pads in Mossy and then edge with Vintage.
Adhere kraft clock faces to pages, as shown. Adhere the largest clock face inside the die cut.
Trim a length of floral trim, remove wire, and mist with Maya Bubblegum Metallic Mist, then spray with water to lighten the color a bit. Allow to dry. Cut the floral trim apart into individual flowers, glueing down as shown for an extra pop of color.
Fussy cut floral images from the Spring Florals and Klein Postcards collage sheets. Age each image with Vintage Photo distress inks. Adhere to the pages as shown in the photos.
Here are a couple of closeups where these images were added to my pages.
Computer generate the phrase "The Butterfly counts not months but moments and still has Time enough". Cut into strips, aging each strip with Vintage Photo distress ink.
Here's what it looks like when completely dry.
pen nib to the body.
Use the detail stencil to stencil in the body of the butterfly half on each side of the tag, as shown. Use a Brushstix and black ink to get the color through the body portion of the stencil only.
Altered Pages Supplies used:
Collage sheets: Spring Florals; Klein Postcards; Jar Fairies
Yellow floral trim
Kaisercraft print papers
Large sheet music
Ranger Blending Tool
Black StazOn ink pad
Faber-Castell Big Brush
Kraft Clock Faces
Other Supplies used:
Stencil 1 Butterfly stencil set
Distress Spray Stains: Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky, Gathered Twigs
Deco Art Media Crackle Paste
Rubber Stamps: A Real Violet, A Real Daisy, Real DillQ`1 (Hero Arts)
I hope you enjoyed my mixed media tutorial today, and that I have inspired you to try some of these products from Altered Pages and Stencil 1. They are so much fun, and I know you will enjoy using them. Stop back by to see my next project with my third and final butterfly stencil in this wonderful set. And be sure to visit the AP Blog regularly to see what the rest of the team is working on.
Have a wonderful and oh so creative week!