More Garden Inspiration

I'm back with another Stencil Sunday mixed media piece...again, my inspiration comes from my garden.  But please flowers are not brown *grin*.

Would love to have you join us for the challenge this month.  As always, it's an anything goes challenge that must be a mixed media piece...tags, art journal pages, home decor, etc....anything but a card.  The winner will receive a $15 STAMPlorations gift certificate or 2 ARTplorations stencils. And the top picks receive an ARTplorations stencil of their choice.

This piece starts out by adding clear gesso to a piece of masonite.  Once that was dry, I added a piece of designer paper that was heavily distressed with a distressing tool and ink.  I also cut out little holes and added some drywall tape behind the holes before adhering it to the masonite.

Next comes some gesso, some light modelling paste through a stencil and lots of ink sprays. I used the colors from the designer paper to choose the ink sprays.  More stenciling with archival inks, distress inks and acrylic paints.  When using acrylic paints, it can get a bit messy (i.e. I can make it totally messy) and you don't always get a clean image, especially over pastes, etc., but in my mind that's completely ok!  It adds to the individuality of the piece.  As a final touch I added more sprays, acrylics and inks around the edges of the piece.

Check out all the amazing designs from the rest of the Design Team right here!

Back soon with more my sweet friends...

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