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Monday, July 20, 2015

WONDERFUL FLUTTERBY & BLOOM SMALL CANVAS by Kim

Hi! Kim today with my first STAMPlorations/ARTplorations mixed media design team tutorial. I hope you like it!


This is a 5 inch by 7 inch small canvas. I used the ARTplorations stencils Confetti CirclesBloom Silhouettes, and Flutterby.

STEP 1 
On a blank canvas, I colored in a random pattern using regular permanent markers like Bic Mark Its and Infinity Permanent markers (same as Sharpies). Once that is done, I dripped rubbing alcohol on the marker patches and it made the colors run as shown below.



STEP 2
I built up the background some more. Using an old toothbrush, I splattered and streaked paint all over the canvas to add some texture and interest. I pulled the brush up from the bottom towards the top streaks to get the bladed look.



STEP 3
Now the fun part :) The background is ready to be embellished. I used the Confetti Circles stencil using white acrylic paint and a makeup sponge wedge.



STEP 4
Using the Bloom Silhouettes stencil for the flower layer, I masked some portions off using cheap dollar store post it notes. Once that was done, I used DecoArt Modelling paste mixed with white acrylic to make it more opaque. I applied the paste with a palette knife but you can use an old gift card or whatever works best for you.



STEP 5
For the Flutterby stencil, I used straight DecoArt Modelling paste so it would be more translucent.



STEP 6
I added a sentiment. I used a Tim Holtz Alpha part colored up with Alcohol Inks.


Thanks so much and have a great day!

12 comments:

  1. OH ,This is lovely! the toothbrush does a super job of dragging that color! Thanks for the tip!

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  2. love the serene little scene and the color combo - great job

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  3. Wowzers. Love the effect of that background. Clever girl. Great canvas. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  4. Stunning background, love the combination of stencils! Great work! ☺ x

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  5. Stunning background, love the combination of stencils! Great work! ☺ x

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  6. Beautiful art! Thank you so much for sharing how you created it. I have old sharpie markers that may be getting an airing now - it's brilliant Karen

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  7. Gorgeous background for your canvas. Love how you built up your canvas with stencils and modeling paste. Love your bold sentiment too. TFS your steps Karen.

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  8. Gorgeous canvas and a great use of stencil! :)
    Suchi xx

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  9. Such a beautiful canvas this is ! I loved how you have created the background and the stenciling looks lovely on it !

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  10. Love this canvas - simple but beautiful and inspiring. j.

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  11. Super genius Kim! Love the background techniques and your toothbrush sure came in handy. Awesome sauce! Wonderful texture with those stencils! Hugz. ~Niki

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