Saturday, April 7, 2018

Spring forward

March Challenge winner is...


We all loved your mixed media Spook triptych!

This is Asylum Anne's second month as a Stencil Girl Voice.  That meant she got the April Club stencils in January to create something in time to celebrate their release.
So... the draft test piece: some very white kiwiana 12x12 paper, the stencils, Carabelle's very long quelques notes de music and just for fun, LeighSB Design's Bizarre Beasties (digi stamp) in the corner.
It is Spring, and a rather bedraggled bird - stenciled onto a ripped up & dyed Egyptian Cotton sheet (tmi?) - suddenly realises he needs to refurbish his wardrobe in order to attract a mate?

Beautiful gaudy (diecut) glittery wings are order of the day. The top one painted with a Resene house paint test pot of glitter blue, then over it, heat embossed part of the stencil using Emerald Creek's Mardi Gras.  The other 2 were covers generously in pva glue, then glitter(red) and glass glitter (green) poured over.
Before working the new stencils, the first layer was bare tree trunks of September 2017 Club, using Lindy's Gang Steel shimmer Magicals mixed with pouring medium.  The second layer was Black birds in trees stencil using Michael deMeng's Warm Usszh recipe (quinacridone gold and a bit of van dyke brown paint)  After that the hearts and flowers of this month's stencil release were superimposed, one of the birds heat-embossed.  Those are real feathers sprouting from the tailor text.

And the animal/birds?  They're probably thinking back to the tale of Little Black Sambo, "Now who's the smartest tiger bird in the jungle"

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