Wednesday, 30 September 2015

 Hello everyone here we are another month gone by this month we are doing Clarity Stencils Challenge
well my thought on this one was to show you that you don't just have to use the stencils with ink they can be used with a number of mediums well I have chosen grunge paste which I can say is easier to use than you would think took me a while to try now  love the stuff also wanted to show that its easier than you think to put a picture into the middle of a wreath stencil  so now lets get on  how I did this

Grunge paste /Clarity Gelli plate card stock
Distress inks Pine/iced spruce /black/cloudy sky's/ mustard seed/shabby shutters/crushed olive
Copie paper /pencil /craft knife Clarity stencil olive branch
Clarity stamps Kingfisher and branch/ sentiment stamp
Clarity brushes / promarkers /sponges /hills mask /masking trape

Well here we are I placed the stencil on the copie paper to draw the middle but because that is filled in I found the best way was do draw in pencil around the leaves and branches in this area take your craft knife and cut around these parts so your stencil shows that the middle is the piece that you would like place your stencil back over to see if this worked normally when I do this sort of design I would have inked the stencil first but once grunge paste is used will be raised but would still have masked the same way
 So its the other piece of the mask you want to cover the background make sure before putting on card you have it facing the desired direction with the stencil first
 Now Stamp you Kingfisher and braches into place I used the branch the other side of the kingfisher as well to add a little bit more so we can add the branch through the  king fisher not on the branch quiet at the moment I drew in later with promarker so branch was under him
 With brush and distress ink cloudy skies I brushed in the sky
Then apply mask for the hills starting at the bottom using brush and sponge mixture of peel paint and bundled sage distress inks add your hills remember the higher you get the lighter the colour must be for your perspective 

 Take the mask off colour you kingfisher in add the branch with black promarker
 now for grunge paste line up your stencil with the middle picture secure with masking tape run your grunge paste through take off carfully put a side till completely dry
 now the fun part place your stencil back over the image should fit in place easy secure with masking tape again  using your lighter brighter colours first with sponges I left the ends the lightest colours giving depth and shade to the inner parts of wreath I used mustard seed crushed olive shabby shutters and iced spruce

 I think at this point it was enough
then I added my sentiment in the corner with distress pine went around the edge of card with promarker with the chisel end but gave it very slight wiggle did not want the line perfect hope you all enjoyed this I must admit I did xxx