Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Club Scrap August Artist Challenge

Stencils & Acrylic Paint Technique

This month's challenge was to use stencils.   I had never tried to use Acrylic paint with my stencils even though I have watch Tim Holtz use paint and wanted to give it a go.

So to start off - you need to use a thick acrylic paint, not the pourable kind.  The pourable kind will just slide right under the stencil and mess up the image.  I used squeeze tubes of paint from Artist Loft, or I also had some daubers of acrylic paint that have almost dried up - I just put the almost dried out paint onto my craft sheet added water and mixed until a thick but spreadable consistency.  If you have the pourable paint, you can mix with a gel medium to thicken it up and work with that as well.

Supply list:
Acrylic paint

Card 1  - It's your birthday (Bees)
Using an old plastic credit card, spread yellow acrylic paint over part of stencil onto card front.
Remove stencil - run wash it off - and let the acrylic paint dry.
Cut some circles and stamp 'bee' image and mat onto larger circles.  Adhere to card front.  Stamp sentiment.  Mat onto card back.

Card 2 - Giraffe card

Using an old plastic credit card, spread brown acrylic paint over part of stencil onto card front.
 Remove stencil - run wash it off - and let the acrylic paint dry.

Stamp 'giraffe' image onto a piece of white cardstock and mat on green cardstock.
Adhere matted image onto card front.

Card 3 - Butterfly kisses

This one I did a little different, instead of using acrylic paint, I used wood filler paste.  I got this from the hardware store.  It is that stuff you'd use to fill in a hole in a piece of wood.  It is a squeeze bottle and is a little thick (course I have had this for years, might just be a little dried out), so I added a little water to thin it out and make it real spreadable.  I then spread out on stencil.

Remove stencil and let dry. Go wash stencil.
Then I used Delusion sprays to color the entire card.  Let dry.
I inked the edges of the card front with brown and a little black ink.  I used the large 'butterfly' image from Papillion kit stamped ink black ink on white cardstock and spritz with some red delusions spray, let dry.  Then I used sharpie pens to color in some of the spots on the butterfly.  Add additional embellishments and mat onto card back as shown.

The majority of the materials used in this project are from ClubScrap. TFL DebDuzScrappin
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  1. Way fun cards but my fav is the bee...just too cute!

  2. Love all the animal cards, but I have to agree with Roni, that bee card is fabulous!

  3. Love the look. Great use of the stencil.

  4. Fun cards! Don't you just love the texture you can achieve with those thicker mediums? Wood filler . . . never woulda thunk it, but it worked really well. Oh, and the honeycomb background pairs perfectly with the giraffe!

  5. I just love the giraffe and his spots! Very creative use of the stencil.

  6. Wonderful cards, Deb! Oh, I have to get my giraffe out again.
    Just been visiting them yesterday.

  7. Debbie, love your artwork and the pop of colors you chose!

  8. I like the butterfly. And who would have thought wood filler??

  9. Lovely and great tip! I always have trouble with acrylic, now I totally get it, I thought it was just me!

  10. I love the vibrant colors. Thanks for the tip on how to revive dried up daubers! Nice cards!

  11. Fun stuff - did the wood filler paste stink? I always wonder when using stuff like spackle, etc that they might be not as nice smelling as "arty" stuff. :)

  12. KnitterPam - no, no smell what so ever...its basically sawdust, glue, and paint...

    Thanks everyone for your lovely compliments - it was fun creating these cards!!



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