Ever have a Gelli print® that leaves you feeling blah? The kind that are fine or okay…that is such a so-so place to be. I don’t like so-so. So what do I do?
I say O.O.P.S. This Outstanding Opportunity Presenting Suddenly was loaded with opportunity. If I didn’t care about it, I was free to just play with absolutely no worries about ruining it. After adding layers of painty pattern with my new Layer Me stencils, I fell in love with that paper!
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This is the blah Gelli print® where I started. It isn’t much now, but it turned out to be the best background for me to add layers of pattern.
This is just 2 layers…but after a bunch more it became very interesting to me thanks to Pebbles, Connected Eyes, and Iron Grate.
When stenciling, I often get messy. I use lots of paint just so it runs under parts of the stencil. I like that look, especially when building up layers.
I took various Posca pens to the page and began coloring in some shapes, tracing others, and followed my impulses to embellish where ever it struck my fancy.This is how an impatient person like me doodles.
The end result? A big smile on my face and a very busy, patterned paper. I can’t wait to cut it up or rip up into pieces for a page in my art journal!
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Gorgeousness! Layers and layers and layers of bright clever design!
Your new stencils are AMAZING!
Love the end result and I’ve got to get me some of the Posca pens!! 🙂
Yumminess!!! Amazon has a smokin’ deals on Posca Pens today for Prime Day. Just in case anyone is like me and has always wanted Posca’s!!! Thanks, Carolyn!! Love how you play with color!!
I love it! I just did some pages and yes some I don’t care fore but I will get busy and take your inspiration! Thanks
Great idea! That came out awesome!
Doodles over your bright colors make the piece. Nice!! xox
It looks like a summer garden, love it!
This journey you are on, my friend, is quite colorful.
Absolutely fab! Thanks for the chance to win.
Shared on Facebook- love your inspirational pieces of advice!
Interesting and fun. I like the idea of nothing to lose.
LOVE, LOVE these patterned stencils! Great idea! Gotta get some of those Posca Pens too!
The final results great! I love your quick doodling.
I think I need to make more layers when i play with my palte. I think I quit too soon! Love yours!!
The videos are great. Hoping I get lucky. Would love these latest stencils.
Love this, it makes me HAPPY.
Love this paper. Sometimes I get so hung up on things needing to be “perfect” that I forget to just play and have fun. Thanks for reminding me. 🙂