Friday, August 22, 2014

StenDoodle A Vase For Some Darling Poppies


I cannot believe that it has been over a month since I have picked up a stencil.  I have been giving classes in the store on making a baby album and they have kept me busier than I ever expected.

I'm very excited to report that my StenDoodle technique is being profiled on an amazing blog out of Australia - called Sparkle Tart! Not only does the site have an amazing name, but it is owned by Kate Palmer - an amazing mixed media artist and crafter.  I hope some of you know who she is.  If not, you must - must - must go over to her site and check it out.  Heck, just subscribe.  You will not be disappointed.

To go along with the Sparkle Tart post, I made a "Home Decor" project for my blog too - a StenDoodled Vase and Flowers.  This is an idea that has been festering in my head for months now.  I own so many flower dies by Memory Box that they needed a vase to go into.  And it has to be StenDoodled!

Hope you like!

Step by Step:

1.  Since I do not have a stencil for a vase (believe it or not), I drew one on a piece of cardboard, used it as a stencil and traced it on a piece of cardstock with a pencil and cut out.  You can do the same or use a vase stencil if you have one.  Then place the Intersections Small stencil over the vase and trace the areas you want to use - with a pencil and then with a black fine tip Sharpie.


2.  Place the Slices 6 stencil in each of the areas and trace with the Sharpie (Nos. 1 and 2,  below).  Place the Net stencil in the upper area and trace with the Sharpie (No. 3, below).  In the lower area, place the Timeless stencil over the areas so that you can trace the small dots (No. 4, below).  


This is what you will end up with.


3.  Now place the Fractured Glass stencil over the center area and trace the stencil with the Sharpie.


This is what you will end up with.


4.  Now color in the vase.  Because I knew that I was going to use Diamond Glaze over the whole vase, I made sure to NOT use a water based marker - because I did not know how much bleeding would happen. Instead, I used my Prismacolor Markers.  You can use Copics if you want.  in Apple Green, Canary Yellow, Orange, True Blue, and Rhodamine.  I also traced around the whole edge with a Silver Krylon pen. 


5.  I cut the Darling Poppies die several times out of the green, Metallic Red, Metallic Light Pink, and Metallic Dark Pink cardstocks (No. 1, below). From the Metallic Red flower heads, remove the pieces and then glue the outline over the 4 green outlines on the full die piece (No. 2, below). Then go back and glue the Metallic Light Pink to the inside of two of the flowers and the Metallic Dark Pink to the other two (No. 3, below).


6.  Adhere the Darling Poppies to the card base with the Zig 2 Way glue.  I sort of held the vase where I planned to glue it down  and then positioned the flowers coming out of the vase.  Then glue the vase to the base paper. I then layered the white cardstock on a piece of black, which I then layered on a piece of Metallic Dark Pink.  


7.  Die cut the Small Easel back by Tim Holtz on a heavy weight piece of Kraft paper (or other heavy weight paper), adhere it to the back of the piece.   


8.  Place your art on a shelf or mantle for all to enjoy.


Hope you guys enjoyed this post and project! Please...let me know.  

Also, do not forget to enter the contest to win some amazing stencils by StencilGirl - just click HERE!

~Michael

Supplies Used:

Intersections Small (S187) by Michelle Ward for StencilGirl Products
Fractured Glass (S024) by Mary Beth Shaw for StencilGirl Products
Slices 6 (S094) by Terri Stegmiller for StencilGirl Products
Timeless (S216) by Seth Apter for StencilGirl Products
Net (S129) by Mary Beth Shaw for StencilGirl Products
Darling Poppies Die by Memory Box
Prismacolor Markers - Apple Green, Canary Yellow, Orange, True Blue, and Rhodamine
Small Easel Die by Tim Holtz
Diamond Glaze by Judikins
Cardstock Colors: Black, White, Green, Metallic Red, Metallic Light Pink, Metallic Dark Pink 
Double Side Tape or Glue of your choice
Permanent Fine Tip Marker (Sharpie)
Zig Two Way Glue 

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