Thursday, August 28, 2014

Day 4 - StencilGirl/Viva Las Vegas Stamps Blog Hop


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Psst..before I start, there is a fantastic GIVEAWAY - 2 people will win a prize package worth $50!  $25 in StencilGirl stencils and a pound of rubber stamps from Viva Las Vegas Stamps.  Do you know how many stamps are in a pound?  Hint: about 100.  LOL.

Remember to leave a comment on each blog.  The more blogs you visit and leave a comment on, the more chances you have to win! Good luck everyone!





Here is today's list of blogs to visit!!

Michael Trent (You are already Here)

The Blog Hop runs all week!  The more blogs you visit and leave comments on, the more chances you have of winning the amazing GIVEAWAY!!  The GIVEAWAY ends on Sunday, August 31st at 11:59 PM Central Time!

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Hey everyone!!  

I am really thrilled to be part of this blog hop with two of my favorite companies (after Nestle, that is) - StencilGirl Products and Viva Las Vegas Stamps!!  Today's project is my take on a color wheel.  The first time I saw Pam Carriker's Complementary stencil, this is the project I had in mind.  And I am finally getting it out of my head here!  I used  the correct colors around the wheel but used stencils and rubber stamps in each section of the wheel to give it a mixed media - very cool - effect.  I hope you guys love it as much as I do.  



Step by Step:

1.  Place the piece of 5 3/4" square watercolor paper on your work surface, secure the Complementary stencil over it and trace the sections with a fine tip permanent black marker.


2.  Use watercolor pencils and a color wheel as a reference, if needed, color around the wheel. I started at the top with the color yellow.  Then worked my way around the wheel. Use a waterbrush to blend the watercolors. I used a mixture of watercolor pencils from Faber Castell, Prismacolor, and Crayola. You can also use Inktense Pencils or Inktense Blocks.  


You will end up with something like this -


Now to fill in each of the colors with a stencil or stamp.  For each of the colors, the first thing I do is mask off the sides with sticky notes.  I want the stencil or stamp to stay within each space.  

3.  I started with the color Blue.  Blue to me means the sea. The sea has fish in it.  Hence me using Aidan's School Stencil (one of my favs, by the way).  Place the stencil over the blue area and apply white pigment ink with a dauber over the fish you wish to use.   Allow to dry and then go back with the stencil and outline with the black permanent marker.  I also gave the fish an eye.  



4.  Place the Journal Texture 2 stencil in the Yellow area and trace with the black marker. Then do the same for the colors Red-Orange, Violet, and Blue-Green.  Basically N,S, E, and West.


5.  For the Yellow-Green and Red-Violet colors, I masked off each area and stamped the Brick Background image in Jet Black Archival.  


6.  For the Yellow-Orange and Blue-Violet colors, I masked off each area and stamped the Six Hexagon Background image in Jet Black Archival.



7.  For the Green and Red colors, I masked off each area and stamped the Washi Chevron Background image in Jet Black Archival.



8.  Finally, for Orange, I used the Net stencil.  I figure it is across from the fish and you catch fish in nets.  I know, my brain works in a very strange manner.  LOL.  Lay the Net stencil over the orange and outline with the black marker.


Your final piece, prior to layering, will look like this - 


9.  I then outlined the piece with a Silver Krylon Pen, stamped the "you color my world" saying in the center, layered it on a piece of 6" x 6" black cardstock, which I then layered on the front of my 6" card.


Hope you guys liked this take on a color wheel.  Scroll down more and you will see one more idea but this time using all StencilGirl stencils with the same Viva Las Vegas Stamp phrase in the center!

Supplies Used:

StencilGirl Stencils Used:
Complementary (S116) by Pam Carriker 
Journal Texture No. 2 (M027) by Pam Carriker
Net (S129) by Mary Beth Shaw 
Aidan's School Stencil (S001) by Aidan

Viva Las Vegas Stamps Used:
You Color My World
Washi Chevron Background
Brick Background
Six Hexagon Background
The Washi Chevron, Brick, and Six Hexagon Backgrounds can also all be found on - Plate 917

Other Supplies Used:
Watercolor Pencils
Waterbrush
Watercolor paper, 5 3/4" x 5 3/4"
Jet Black Archival Ink (or other waterproof ink)
Unicorn Pigment Ink by Hero Arts
Dauber
Fine tip permanent black marker
Sticky Note Pad
Silver Krylon Pen
Stamp Positioner (optional)


Here is another take on the mixed media color wheel - 



For the above piece, I used only stencils, listed below, with watercolor pencils for each of the same colors around the wheel. And the "you color my world" phrase from Viva Las Vegas Stamps -

Complementary (S116) by Pam Carriker 
Net (S129) by Mary Beth Shaw 
Journal Texture No. 2 (M027) by Pam Carriker
Slices 6 (S094) by Terri Stegmiller
Throwing Stars (S039) by Michelle Ward
Blades (S105) by Terri Stegmiller 


Hugs from Brasil!!

~Michael


62 comments:

  1. Wow! That's fun! Cool!
    Nataliya - sistercraft(at)mail(dot)ru

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  2. Theres something fishy about those dates: the hop goes on till the 28th, but the giveaway ends on the 24th? This was on one of the posts I hopped on yesterday too... Anyway, I like the bright colours and the colour wheel. Thanks for the tutorial!

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    1. Thanks for pointing that out to me Kristiina. I have fixed the dates. Thanks for your great comments!

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  3. Very interesting work! Thanks for the step by step.

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  4. I like what you have done with the stencils very novel I think I am going to have to try something similar but it cannot possibly turn out as well as yours still I can always hope

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  5. Michael that is such a cool colour wheel. And as for the nets and fishes thing - I have nothing to say ;-)
    cathsheard (at) xtra (dot) co (dot) nz

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  6. This is sooo FABULOUS, Michael!
    I love this!

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  7. I have always been fascinated with the colour wheel but I have never seen it done so artistically! I love the use of stencils and stamps and watercolour pencils to create this. But I don't know about it being just a card...this is frame worthy.
    Thank you for sharing your talented design! :)

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  8. This is fabulous!!! Love how you put a stamp or stencil into each segment!!

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  9. Love this Michael! I was wondering why all the patterns but the fish were duplicated. So glad you explained that. Makes perfect sense to me! toastmasterliz (at) live (dotcom)

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  10. Michael, this was a great idea. The color wheel is spot on and the stamps and stencils add so much texture.

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  11. A useful item - the color wheel - and a way to use all of the stencils to make a decorative piece.
    I love the fish stencil. I'll have to get that one.
    thanks for sharing a fun piece.

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  12. great job! so many stencils and such minimalistic work. like it!

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  13. what a fun project - thanks for showing all the steps.

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  14. Love your fab stendoodling on both cards, Michael! Who wouldn't love getting one of your cards? deardeniseh (at) yahoo (dot com)

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  15. I absolutely LOVE this! I've got a thing for color wheels ever since my son's 5th grade teacher asked me to help the students create a giant color wheel for the classroom from magazine scraps. Your colors are so bright and beautiful.

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  16. Like the use of stencils in a stencil, very effective. Can see the need to have a project to play with them all, when so yummy.

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  17. I love your color wheels! I hope you frame one for yourself :).

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  18. Your tutorials are always easy to follow, Michael! I liked both projects, but confess to loving stencils, so the second one pleased me more. Thank you! rtilinsk(at)mail(dot)win(dot)com.

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  19. Wow!! Love this idea ..... great way to use the stencils and stamps. Love, love, love color theory .... this is a super way to explain compliments!!! Would love to win .....
    swolfe44 (at) verizon (dot) net

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  20. Love this! I want to make one now and hang it up in my studio. Awesome inspiration!

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  21. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing your techniques with us!

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  22. I love your color wheel! I've been eyeing that stencil for months! Beautiful project, Michael!

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  23. Again great project! About the second color wheel, did you use your color pencils and waterbrush through the stencils? Or first tracing and then coloring. Or coloring and then tracing... Now I'm obsessed...

    shanti in the netherlands

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  24. How to make a useful tool decorative as well. Way to go!

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  25. That's neat Michael...decorative AND informative. Thanks.

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  26. Fantastic card with absolutely gorgeous colors!

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  27. Now this is a color wheel. Love it!

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  28. How cool and clever! Definitely a more creative take on the color wheel! Great Job!

    vmarquis(at)gmail(dot)com

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  29. You totally inspire me Michael! Perfect combination of stamps and stencils!

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  30. I LOVE color wheels! They are so much fun to make. You've got me wanting to decorate them "a la Michael" now!

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  31. Really nice card - I love how the stencils give it texture and interest.

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  32. Great use of color wheel, thanks for sharing your talent with us!

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  33. most interesting color wheel seen. great work.

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  34. so creative!!!!!
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  35. Wonderful ideas and great use of the stencils! Has given me lots of ideas...

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  36. Love your colour wheel - maybe I should have my students "gussy" up their colour wheels with some doodles!

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  37. Oh wow Michael!~ this is such a unique and fantastic work of art!!! I didn't realize it was yours when I first saw a sneaky peek over at the stencilgirl blog, and it's even more marvelous seeing the creative process of how you accomplished such a cool and clever piece! It really is reminiscent to me of a spinning record and putting out some really good creative vibes to the world! I love it! thanks for sharing your wonderful talent and this great inspiration for the hop today!! :)

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  38. Wonderful! I love the color wheel :D and you've made it even better with the stencils!

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  39. Love this- have wanted to do a color wheel for a while, now I know what I was waiting for..... such amazing inspiration

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  40. is fantastic and thanks for showing how do you do it!

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  41. Hi Michael, just love your stendoodles. Using in this color wheel is even better!

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  42. What a fun way to use lots of stencils but not be over the top. Still clean and graphic. Nice!
    nayamcd(at)gmail(dot)com

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  43. So cute, love the colors and all the stamping you added!

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  44. This is just fabulous! What a great idea, I love the way this turned out!
    Thanks for the idea of using post it's! That is a great tip!

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  45. Coolest color wheel I have ever seen. Very nice!

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  46. Love the stencils, love the color and the project. So much fun!

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  47. This is very neat project. love it!! great colors.

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  48. Love your version of the color wheel-the second one even more than the first!

    Sarah@barnabasvision.com

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  49. What a great piece of art for studio wall. and a great way to keep color wheel in forefront of daily work.

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  50. Oh my, I love this. What a fun way to do a color wheel :)

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  51. What a fun way to use the color wheel stencil! I love it and am going to replicate this as soon as I purchase these stencils! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  52. Great project and a wonderful way to use the color wheel stencil! What an inspiration you are! kdcrum@aol.com

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