22.7.16

Stencil Techniques Tutorial

Mixed Media Altered Book
         Hi friends for my DT posts for Crafters Corner I was assigned to make projects using  "Stencils".  I went shopping and got some gorgeous stencils and mixed media products which I will be showcasing in the next couple of posts.
         This diary I altered  in mixed media style is a rather special one as it's where I jot down ideas for my blog posts and crafty experiments .Though I do use Pinterest and Evernote for my crafty ideas and organization ...there is nothing quite like old school pen and paper !!
Diary I altered
After a coating of Gesso,I used Ranger Multi medium Matt Gel to glue down a layer of tissue paper , purposely making it bumpy in certain areas.
Gesso + Tissue Paper
 Used a gorgeous product called White crackle Texture paste on Scrapberry's Petals Pattern Stencil .
Crackle Paste
Since my base was all bumpy...I didnt get a nice crisp stencilling but then it didnt matter for this particular project
Crackle Paste
After a few hours you get a lovely crackle effect...nice and easy!
Crackle Paste
Since my background was white, to highlight the stencilled area I sprayed  Art Anthology Sprays  and also rubbed in some  Inka Gold into the cracks!

Art Anthology Sprays
And that is how the stencilled area looks on my altered book cover.
Crackle Paste
  Stuck down myriad  gessoed embellishments[ pearls, buttons, clay embellishments, broken jewelry] 
Mixed Media Book Cover
Gave a light brushing with Art Anthology's Sorbet Peach paint...this new paint is like a gel  and is shimmery and beautiful
Mixed Media Book Cover
The humble tissue paper is such an easy way to add texture to a project  and its texture can be highlighted so beautifully by rubbing on a little Inka Gold using your fingers.
Mixed Media Book Cover
I added the sentiment " Enjoy" on my diary cover as after all crafting is to be enjoyed and life too!!
Mixed Media Book Cover
        The design on the center of my book was made using the gorgeous Prima's Jamie Dougherty Stencil Anemone.
Prima Anemone Stencil
This stencil is simply fascinating to use as it has 2 parts...a broad outline and a detailing element.
Sponge on 1 or even several ombre shades of Distress Inks  on the flower outline
Prima Anemone Stencil
You can add a nice script  or musical note stamp on it as it has enough space
Stencil techniques
Or try some texture media techniques!

Prima Anemone Stencil
Place the detailing design part of the stencil and apply a nice coat of Black Embossing paste.
Embossing Paste
A Tip : Dont scrape off the black embossing paste while the stencil is on your project as you can easily mess up things...let it be...after you lift your stencil off your surface...scrape the stencil clean using your palette knife and return excess paste to your jar and dont forget to quickly wash your stencil and knife.
Isn't the gorgeous black creamy texture fabulous on the flat Distress Ink background !
Stencilled Flower
Layered Stencil + Art Anthology Sorbet Paint
Stencil Technique
Now using the same stencil with a very very special luxury paint called Sorbet[ from Art Anthology]. Sorbet paints are light and fluffy and almost like a smooth gel...quite unlike any paint I have ever seen and it shimmers brilliantly in the light !
Stencil Technique
 Scoop up a generous amount of Sorbet with your palette knife and smoothen it onto your outline stencil.
Stencil Technique
On drying you get an amazing shimmery design!
Stencil Technique
Looks good enough to eat doesnt it!!
Stencil Technique with Sorbet Paint

Layered Stencil + Art Anthology Sorbet Paint + Embossing Paste 
Stencil Technique
You can leave the sorbet painted design as it is or add more by layering on the detailing part of the stencil [ only after the sorbet layer is absolutely dry] and adding a texture paste. I went with Dreamweaver's black embossing paste again.

Stencil Technique
 Isnt this simply gorgeous !!
Stencil Technique
 Love how the matt black contrasts soo beautifully against the shimmering peach sorbet.
Stencil Technique
And here is one more view to show the shimmer and texture
Stencil Technique
And here is one more technique
Layered Stencil + Art Anthology Sorbet Paint+ Pouncing with Stencil Brush/Finger
Stencil Technique
For this technique it's wonderful to have a stencil brush but if not you can just use your fingers too.
Stencil Technique
After you have applied a nice coating of sorbet paint on your  stencil pounce on it with a stencil brush or your fingers.
Stencil Technique
Sorbet paints are dimensional paints and maintain their peaks brilliantly so what you get is a nice mottled lacy effect.
Stencil Technique
 Here is how it looks on my book cover
Stencil Technique
 Layered Stencil + Art Anthology Sorbet Paint + Texture Paste + Distress Glitter
Stencil Technique
And if you want to have more fun...stencil on the detailing with white texture paste and while the texture paste is still wet sprinkle on some distress glitter.
Stencil Technique
 The combination of the shimmering Sorbet Paint , the texture paste and the glistening distress glitter is amazing!
Stencil Technique
I added a variety of handmade clay embellishments , buttons and sequins on both the upper and lower parts of my book cover
Mixed Media Project
I used air drying clay and molds  to make lightweight clay embellishments.
Clay Embellishments
And the embellishments were an assortment of colors before I gessoed them and gave a brushing of Inka Gold and Sorbet paint.
Clay Embellishments
 I was amazed myself at the transformation of the rose with just gesso and a rubbing of Inka Gold!
Clay Flower with Inka Gold
The beautiful resin flower was just the right color for my project and I am so glad I had hoarded it for years!
Mixed Media Style Book Cover
 And so that is how my Craft Diary got a mixed media alteration!
Mixed Media Style Book Cover
Hope you enjoyed this looong post!!
Embellishment Creation : Plaid Craft Molds

35 comments:

  1. HI Sonia what a beautiful project and the colours and your design is wonderful.
    Debs xxx
    {Debs Cards}

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  2. Wow this is so lovely ! I adore your handmade flowers !
    Greetz
    Margo

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  3. Wow!! I'm speechless!! Fabulous!!! Great dimensiones and textures and just LOVE the colours combo and all the embellishments!! The resin flower is a jewel!!|

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  4. Wow, it is amazing, realy beauty, thanks for sharing and a great tutorial!!
    ♥Hugs Valentina♥

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  5. Great creation, love the textures.

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  6. Such a beautiful project!! Lovely texture and thanks so much for sharing the tutorial details!! :) HUGS

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  7. Like the look with the crackle effect & embellishing. Have a Bee-utiful day!
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  8. Oh wow, this is absolutely stunning, Sonia!! It's a mixed media masterpiece!! The texture is amazing!! Your tutorial is fabulous, too my friend!! I love all of the techniques you used!! Stunning project!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  9. Beautiful work Sonia!! Such lovely work!! Love what you have done with black paste!! Lovely!! The embellishments are gorgeous!
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  10. Hi Sonia,

    This is just so shabby chic and so very charming. I marvel at your patience and how you take photos explaining each part of the process.

    Very pretty project indeed,

    Monica

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  11. Wow! Thank you so much Dr Sonia for such a nice Tut. I like the way you have used various techniques. I love your embellishments. In all it is really FABULOUS!

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  12. Gorgeous book cover and great tutorial Sonia..Loz

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  13. Beautiful mixed media project dear..love the handmade flowers

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  14. Oh! my goodness, so stunningly gorgeous, love the colours, the texture of the black paste on the orange flower, SUPER DUPER project.
    Faith
    x

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  15. So creative and really pretty Dr Sonia...love the gorgeous colours and all that texture. The paper clay embellies look amazing. Thank you for sharing the tutorial too. Happy weekend to you!

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  16. Beautiful....
    Great texture and I request you to visit my blog too to see my new projects.

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  17. Wowwwwwwwwwwww! This is gorgeous! LOVING the colors, the textures and the flowers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  18. Lovely project. Love those flowers you made.
    PS.Don't forget to add my candy pic on your blog.

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  19. Wonderful tutorial and love the flowers. Learned a lot. Beautiful project. Hugs Nancy Hill

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  20. This is gorgeous Sonia, thank you for the step by step instructions.
    Pauline
    x

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  21. Wow....awesome.....stunning colors and texture Sonia

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  22. WOW!..gorgeous Sonia..I love the colours and textures and pretty embellish...beautiful mixed media project and awesome tutorial.

    luv CHRISSYxx

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  23. Just stunning, loving all the texture. Cara x

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  24. Fabulous tutorial, Sonia. Thanks so much! Beautiful textures and wonderful citrusy colors to enhance your garden. Lovely altered book! Hugs, de

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  25. Wow! Gorgeous altered journal.

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  26. Beautiful work with the stencils and I just love your handmade clay embellishments. Hugs!

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  27. LOVE this Doc, and I am going to give it a go, simply because I love it and the colours are inspiring and love mixed media...xxx {aNNie}

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  28. Lovely projects SOnia..the crakle paste adds glamour! :)
    Suchi xx

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  29. Gorgeous cover!!!!!!!!!!

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  30. A beautiful cover for the diary. Awesome colors and details. Makes one think they could possibly keep a diary, just to look at this wonderful piece everyday!
    So very nice, Sonia.

    Hugs
    Sue

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  31. This is so pretty..I just love the flowers and the colour choice is perfect...I live it.
    Thank you for joining in with our challenge this month over at Rhedds Creative Spirit...x

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  32. Patience of a saint - so many techniques used and so much glorious textures - gorgeous hun. Thank you for sharing with us over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month and hope to see you again in future challenges.

    Handcrafted by Ellapu
    Mother Hen for Altered Eclectics
    Mother Hen for Eclectic Ellapu
    DT Rhedd's Creative Spirit

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  33. This is gorgeous. Every detail and embellishment is so nicely incorporated. Love it. Thank you so much for joining us at Creative Moments. :)

    - SP (Design Team)

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  34. Dear Dr
    Thank you very much for teaching all the beautiful ways a stencil can be used. Your creation is beautiful. I love it so much. take care stay blessed

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