Sunday, April 13, 2014

Rebekah Meier Designs Stencil Blog Hop - The Crafters Workshop

 
 
I was excited to see my crafty friend Rebekah Meier launch a new line of stencils with The Crafter's Workshop at CHA 2014. 
 
Here is some insight in what inspired Rebekah to create these stencils:
 
"Most of my stencils are collage in style.  Collage being my favorite medium, whether in paper, fabric or both combined.  My other stencils are inspired by circles and Mandalas (I love the art form) designs.  Mandalas for those not wanting to draw their own.  I sent four 6" mandala inspired stencils to nine of my creative friends.  Be sure to visit each of their sites, I can assure you each designer's creation will be awesome, unique and varied in their mediums.  I can't wait to see what they come up with."
 


Materials & Supplies:
Here's how I made it:

Decoupage Tissue Wrap Melange to each canvas using Golden Soft Gel Medium, set aside to dry.  Spray Repositionable Stencil Spray on back of each stencil and attach to canvas.  I positioned mine off the edge to create interest.

 Randomly spread Golden Molding Paste over surface of stencils.
 
 Covering entire surface of each canvas completely.
 
 Immediately, peel back the stencil gently.  Wash stencil off with warm water.  Set canvases aside to dry completely.
 
 Place a small amount of Winter Blue on paper plate and dilute with water. Brush randomly over top surface and sides of each canvas.  Remove excess with paper towel.
 
 Repeat with Slate Grey paint, let dry.
 
 Repeat with Neutral Grey paint, let dry.
 
Final coat is with Charcoal Grey paint.  Make sure to get into recessed areas, let dry for a few minutes, then remove excess paint from surface with paper towel.
 
 One Canvas One, highlight areas with Liquid Perfect Pearls using the tip of your index finger to spread on to surface randomly.  I love the shimmer that this step gives the canvases - it looks like metal showing through!
 
 Repeat on Canvas Two...
 
 Canvas Three...
 
 And Canvas Four...
 
Once dry, apply grey ribbon to canvas edges using Tacky Glue to secure.

I love working in mixed media because there are no rules and there are no mistakes!  If you don't care for the way one of your canvases looks, then just paint over that area and start again - LOVE IT!
 
Please click on the links below to see what the other Designers have created with Rebekah Meier Designs Stencils!

 

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Beautiful project with the stencils!

Ain't No Ninny said...

Very cool project! Love the random placement of the stencils when the four canvases are displayed together.

Sara said...

These are stunning - love how they turned out!

MichelleZ said...

Very pretty! I love the look of old metal that you achieved. Amazing!

Scrapfaire said...

Love these! Must try out that process!

Ann Butler said...

Beth this is a great project and I love the step out tutorial you provided!

Lisa Fulmer said...

total distress success - love these canvases!

Monica Brady said...

Great tutorial! Thanks so much for the inspiration. I just love this so much, such beautiful texture!

CraftyJo said...

I adore your project - stunning use of the stencils and all those paints.

JPScraps said...

I thought they were metal. I really love how you created these. It looks like it was so much fun!