Saturday 27 June 2015

2015 #12 Reach for the Stars {by Clare Lloyd PA Signature Designer}

2015 Theme 12: Stencils

Hi Clare here with a starry tag tonight. I am using one of my favourite stencil techniques 'the wipe back' sounds like a surfer move or something doesn't it? 

Step One: Haystack Fresco paint all over Smoothy cardstock and then a layer of Zesty Zing Fresco paint. I wiped back using EEG016 stencil, stamped using EEG06 and Buttercup Archival Ink.

Step Two: Once yellow layer was completely dry I painted over with a layer of Little Black Dress Fresco paint and wiped back with EEG018 stencil

Step Three: I decided to stick my background onto a tag, applied a little Indigo Treasure Gold around the edge and stamped stars to the right hand side of the tag using EEG06.

Step Four: I stamped/coloured one of my girl images from ECL05  with watercolour pencils and cut her out. I felt that I needed to extend her body a little so she looked in proportion on the size of Manilla Tag I had chosen.  

To bring my tag together I stamped a little sentiment and some stars from EEG06 onto Haystack Fresco painted card. I even painted some tape and stamped it using Black Archival ink. 


It was great to cut away the hearts around my girl and utilize the image in another context by looking up to the stars instead! Try and look at your stamps in that way, especially when journaling. Notice I coloured her hair grey, though I understand dyeing your hair grey is a trend with the young. I have never been trendy in my life and choose silver grey as I believe we should reflect the real us more often...wink! 

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Gorgeous layered silouhette effect Clare, love the midnight sky effect, stars and the unique silver hair colouring you opted for. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

We would love you to join in with challenge #12: Stencils If you are inspired by any of our guests who blog with us over the fortnight, then please join in and link up your creativity HERE

All links go in the draw to win a voucher to spend on products of your choice from the PaperArtsy online store. Stencils link will close 17:00 (London Time) Sunday, July 4th, winner will be announced 2 hours later at 19:00.


Helen said...

Great effect Clare!

craftytrog said...

Great tag Clare, love that starry background! x

lbwright22-loopylou said...

Great project. Love the different techniques. Yellow and black is always an eye catching combo.

Kirsten said...

That is a lovely tag.

Lauren Hatwell said...

Love that wipe back technique Clare. Beautiful tag. Lx

craftimamma said...

Lovely tag Clare! I love that technique too and it's very effective in these colours.

Lesley Xx

Hazel Agnew said...

Great technique Clare, great tag! Love your stuff! Xx

Julia Aston said...

Love the black background and the fun girl stamp surrounded by the stars - a fun technique on your background!

Deborah Wainwright said...

Great tag Claire x

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Beautiful layers in the background Clare, your stamp images are awesome. Love this tag!

Lucy Edmondson said...

Great technique, Clare, and I just like your girl stamps!

Lucy x

Carol said...

Great layers on fab tag x

Caroline said...

Cool tag.: )