Wednesday 1 July 2015

2015 #12 Striking Stencils {by Paula Pascual}

2015 Topic 12: Stencils

Hi PaperArtsy lovers!

It’s Paula here again, my second project for PaperArtsy blog! As I said for my first project I love PaperArtsy products, their stamps and paints are second to none! And the thing is that they are so well designed and produced that you can use them for all sorts of styles.

When the theme of stencils was mentioned I had to choose it because I had seen Emma Godfrey's stencils and I couldn’t wait to play with them. As my style tends to be simple and modern, I wanted to do a simple layout that reflected both my style and how easy it is to use stencils to add pattern and colour to a plain white card. I choose colours that are string and vibrant, but I use them sparingly.

A very quick and simple layout but quite colourful! Here is how I made it.

I cut a piece of the Smoothy (Heavyweight) - A4 white stamping card to measure 6 x 8, my current favourite size for scrapbooking. I placed the stencil PaperArtsy Stencil 018 {EEG} over the card and covered the other designs as well as the rest of the card with sticky notes and a white scrap piece of paper.

I selected PaperArsty Fresco Finish Lin Brown Limited Edition {set 3} plus Tango and Blood Orange. Using a foam applicator used for distress inks and proceed to use small amounts of the lighter colour (Banana) in gentle circular motions. I only applied Banana paint to some areas leaving the rest white. It is important to make sure that there is very little paint on the sponge otherwise it will bleed through the stencil.

After the Banana paint, I went in with Tango and then Bougainvillea with using the same motion going a little over the yellow.
I then applied a tiny bit of Banana and I went over some areas to make sure it was all nicely blended. Finally I dabbed gently some Blood Orange paint to create a bit of depth over the areas where I had put the Bougainvillea.

To add some metallic detail, I used Treasure Gold - Pewter. I used a finger dabber, that has a sponge in the end, perfect to add some detail with great control.

To add some detail bellow where the photo was going to go, I stamped the Mini 72 using the Fresco paints already used in the project, Banana, Tango and Bougainvillia. I also used a foam applicator to ink to make sure that I didn't overink the stamp.

The last thing was to stamp the sentiment from Eclectica³ Lin Brown 05 stamp set with Archival black ink.

And once I did that layout, I couldn't stop so I made a Bookmark using another stencil,  PaperArtsy Stencil 016 {EEG} but the same colours and another sentiment from the same stamp set E Lin Brown 05.

Simple can be striking, I hope you like it too!

You can find me here: Blog: Paula Pascual, Pinterest, Twitter

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. The Stencils link will close 17:00 (London Time) Sunday, July 12th, winner will be announced 2 hours later at 19:00.


Helen said...

Beautiful simplicity and I love the colours.

craftytrog said...

Simple but so effective!

Anonymous said...

beautiful! :D I like the colors and flipflop picture!

Lauren Hatwell said...

Great colours and I love the way you've graded them through the stencil. Looks brilliant. Lx

Kirsten said...

Very nice!

pennylopes54 said...

Love your clean and simple look........not simple to do!

Caroline said...

Wow? Stunning colours & so clever to leave lots of white space (I so struggle with this). Gorgeous stamping & the bookmark is knock out! Beautifully striking!

Julie Lee said...

So fresh and original, Paula. I love how you have taken PaperArtsy products an totally put your own spin on them. xxx

craftimamma said...

'Simply' perfect Paula! I love how you blended the lovely hot colours but left plenty of cool white space. As Julie Ann said you really put your own spin on PaperArtsy products!

Lesley Xx

Lucy Edmondson said...

What a stunning way to use this great stencil, Paula,

Lucy x

Etsuko said...

Simple and beautiful. xxx