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A Touch of Color Inspired by Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey Inspired Art Journaling with a Stencil by Carolyn DubeDownton Abbey has me under its spell.  I have avoided it until recently and now am an addict devouring seasons as quickly as life will allow.  While listening to the video of Downton Funk- okay, watching the video while pretending to straighten up the studio- I ended up with an art journal page instead of a clean studio.  So I called it a good day!

 

 

Downton Abbey Inspired Art Journaling with a Stencil by Carolyn Dube

 

Leftover paint on my brushes led to this…couldn’t bear to waste a drop of paint.  I know, Downton Abbey tends to have more muted colors but the characters are oh so colorful.

 

 

Downton Abbey Inspired Art Journaling with a Stencil by Carolyn Dube

 

 

My 1700’s Building stencil jumped out at me as a manor so I let my imagination run wild that it was Downton Abbey.

Downton Abbey Inspired Art Journaling with a Stencil by Carolyn Dube

 

 

 

I did not have a stencil that said Downton so I used letters from other words on my Verbage stencil to create what I needed.  Just some little Post it Notes for some quick masking.

Downton Abbey Inspired Art Journaling with a Stencil by Carolyn Dube

 

What would Carson say!  My letters weren’t perfectly spaced. I always chuckle when I see him with the ruler measuring the spacing of place settings.

 

Downton Abbey Inspired Art Journaling with a Stencil by Carolyn Dube

 

I covered up the stencil breaks with a little touch of white paint…had to keep things prim and proper in honor of Mrs. Hughes…

Downton Abbey Inspired Art Journaling with a Stencil by Carolyn Dube

 

 

But I can’t keep things too proper…there had to be even more color. Oil pastels added bits of color here and there with some messy smudges.

Downton Abbey Inspired Art Journaling with a Stencil by Carolyn Dube

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  • Peg Robinson March 5, 2015, 12:03 am

    Yes a definite fan!

  • Ruth L March 5, 2015, 1:32 am

    Carolyn, it is so funky, I love the art you made from the music inspiration!

  • HelenRae March 5, 2015, 9:58 am

    As usual, I love it Carolyn. I love how you did the letters…my printing is not what I want it to be….but the stencils from stencil girl will fill in for us! Thanks for inspiring me….again!

  • Nydia Ferrer Dominguez March 5, 2015, 10:30 am

    ahahahaha! Hope they got permission from Bruno! Love that song and it was a great deviation from the original video! Thanks for sharing! Yet…his wig kinda ‘wigs me out’!
    I adore your creation!! It’s aleays better to play instead of cleaning up!
    ~Nydia

  • Mary March 5, 2015, 10:58 am

    As a fellow Downton fan, I love your page! I’m struck most of all by the fantastic 3-D effect created by your shading of the building windows – the structure just pops off the page! Great work, Carolyn, and thanks for sharing the fun video! 🙂

  • Susan Carol March 5, 2015, 11:52 am

    This made me laugh!! Downton has that effect! I hadn’t seen or heard about Downton Funk, loved it! Love your page too, a funky Downton, what next!! Yes, I’m a fan 🙂

  • Suztats March 5, 2015, 4:42 pm

    i’ve recently begun watching Downton Abbey, too! Love it. Love the colour on the building.

  • Susan Schultheis March 5, 2015, 6:18 pm

    Love your colorful Downton stencil piece and the video. Hadnt seen it before and It made me laugh. Love that song!
    Makes me want to rush to SG and buy your stencil! Thanks, Sue