Happy new year to you all! It's the start of a brand new year and I'm filled with plenty of optimism that it is going to be a very crafty one indeed. There is much excitement as we welcome a new member Lynne Erskine Forsythe to the team. It's the first of the month so to set you all off here is the first challenge for Mixed Media Monthly challenge.
Our very generous sponsors, Stencil Girl, sent me 3 fabulous stencils to play with. Our guest designer is non other than Mary Beth Shaw so be sure to pop over to the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge blog to see what wonderful creations Mary and the rest of our amazing team have made. There will be a $25 gift certificate for our lucky winner, just think of the fun to be had with those fabulous stencils!
I chose to get out the paints along with the gelli plate. Selected my colour pallet using a variety of paints which included a metalic gold and set off printing lots and lots of yummy prints ready to collage onto a canvas.
Once my collage pieces were glued down I knocked back the entire piece with some white paint before spritz in with some vibrant turquoise Dylusions ink. From the flowery prints I die cut 3 circles and collages them on with matt medium.
I added some shading to the circles and the collage pieces using a black neocolourII crayon and highlights with some white and gold metalic paint.
Finally I added some texture paste through the flowery stencil along with some treasured gold to give a metallic finish.
Stencils are versatile crafty tools with oodles of uses the hardest part of this challenge was deciding which way to use them.
So now I'm handing over to you! Time to put a stencil on it and head over to the MMMC blog to check out the rules and submit your entries.
Happy crafty new year to you all,
New year hugs,
Clare X X X