Inner Visions

Inner Visions

Friday, January 3, 2014

StencilGirl Talk Blog Hop...

           ... Featuring Stamps and Stencils by Kae Pea.


I decided to create a piece that would fit in a small wood frame that I already had..


..using Kae Pea's 'Squares' stencil and these two stamps.
Check out all of her stamps here.

 

First I painted a background on my 7"x 7" illustration board using analogous acrylic paints.  Smooshing them with plastic wrap while the paint is still wet gives a nice textured look.  


Next, I used Kae Pea's stencil to add a variety of squares with a sponge dauber.




Then I stamped the script and branch with an ink pad... 




…and traced more squares with a pencil.





Of course I wanted more depth, so I added a sheer layer of paint over everything and traced more squares with a permanent black pen.  Love that stencil!




To complete my collage, I stamped the script and branch on matching papers as shown, cut them out, and applied them to my piece.  Once dried, I popped it into my frame.


Voila !


This is a progressive hop which means you can hop from blog to blog all in one day! StencilGirl Talk is having a GIVEAWAY of StencilGirl products.  All comments on the hop are eligible for the giveaway.  The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to win.  
The Giveaway will close on Friday, January 10th at 11:59 p.m. Central Time.

Now hop over to these blogs for more projects! 
(If you're going in order, Leslie Tucker Jenison is next)




72 comments:

  1. Nicely done!! You achieved so much depth with the squares and background, really lovely :)

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  2. What an awesome project! Thank you for sharing!

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  3. Have never "smooshed"; will give it a try this weekend! TFS!

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  4. smooshing is new to me - have to try this soon...
    amazing what you are doing there with the basic 'square'.

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    1. and I really love the foam core butterfly on your Nov post - seriously MUST try that soon!

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    2. I liked the butterfly too. I really like the colors by picture of step 7. That red just pops.

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  5. I love the background before you started stamping. It's a good technique for a background for alot of projects. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Great idea. Colors I do not use, but they are gorgeous.

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  7. WOW! I am impressed (pardon the pun!) It is just really beautiful!

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  8. So many subtle layers that really make this piece shine! Way to go!

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  9. Love the use of the squares stencil to create such depth. Really lovely.

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  10. I love how you used the square stencil - and the 'smooshing'!
    Thanks!

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  11. You make repeating designs look so interstingly beautiful.

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  12. Wow! A little gem. Your choices of stencil and stamp all perfectly layered using subtle colours.

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  13. I love all the layers and textures in your project. Thanks for the great step-outs!

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  14. Love the mixing of a modern looking background with an older looking focal point. Looks wonderful in that frame!

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  15. All the layers make this piece so interesting and full of depth. Thanks for sharing your process.

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  16. Love all of the layers - with the final one being very obvious. Great job.

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  17. What an effective and creative use of the stamps and stencils! THX:)

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  18. Beautiful piece Julie. I love the texture and the way you used the square stencil.

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  19. Really great - I don't have that square stencil but now I want it.

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  20. Julie, what a nice piece! Thank you for sharing your inspiration!

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  21. Absolutely LOVE the depth you were able to create!!

    Shawna
    Jsbarts.blogspot.com

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  22. What a lovely piece! I can think of at least 5 friends that would appreciate this for their home!!! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  23. Great piece of art! Would love to win a set of Kae's stencils. thank you.

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  24. Lovely composition and layers, Julie!

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  25. Voila is right! Wonderful collage work. I could eat up that black and white strip you added. Perfecto.

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  26. I love your piece and appreciate the great tutorial. Who'd a thunk squares could be so interesting.

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  27. Great ways to use so many different things all together.

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  28. Great tutorial. I must go back again to make sure I didn't miss anything!

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  29. Thank you for the great tutorial. Love your use of the square stencil and the words stamp.

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  30. Wow, love the effect - it feels like it's many layers deep - love it!

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  31. I really like how you have tied all the elements together - it reminds me of a scroll somehow.

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  32. wow! the stencil and two stamps used multiple times really makes for a elegant piece!

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  33. I love your project! Thanks for showing all the steps you took to achieve the finished picture.

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  34. What a great piece! I love all of the ovelapping squares.
    ...Raine

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  35. My gosh, Julie. This is really an afternoon of learning. I love how you built up your piece and how you've shared it step by step with us. I didn't know that Kae Pea sold squares but now that I've seen it in use it makes so much sense to have it. The colors go very well with your piece and its frame. Thank you so much for sharing this with us. I'm going to write down how you put this together. I would like to try one.

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  36. Oh, this is wonderful!! Love,love the colors and ideas using the stamp and stencils.
    Framing it was perfect!
    Nice! Who are you going to give it to...!!

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  37. loved your use of the squares. thanks for the inspiration

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  38. I love the squares, there are amazing!

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  39. WOW! Love all the layers. This is a piece of art done well. Love it! TFS :0)

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  40. I like the sheer elegance of your piece and it's execution. I agree that squares stencil looks like an awesome tool.

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  41. Julie,
    Wanna hear a secret? When I began scrapbooking (I am pretty sure it was a gazillion years ago), everything about it was 'square this' rectangle that' type of design. As a result, as I began 'evolving' into an artist, I despised the smooth and even lines, wanting EVERYTHING to be irregular. Seeing your process and the end result, those squares and rectangles are a sweet surprise! You know, maybe I will cut them a beak and 'invite' them back in on my artistic journey ;.)))

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  42. Cool look using the plastic wrap technique!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

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  43. Drawing the geometrics over the painted images was a stroke of genius!

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  44. Layers and depth are always a great way to add interest to a piece.

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  45. Yes, I would call your work elegant as well. Each step and each layer was inspirational to me. Thanks for sharing this.

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  46. It's gorgeous, the layers of Yellow are so sunny

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  47. It's beautiful. I love all the layers. Thanks for sharing.

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  48. Beautiful! Your stencil technique adds a wonderful sense of motion. Thank you for the inspiration!

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  49. Wow I love the piece. I think the background is stunning

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  50. Layers, layers and more layers! Love it! The colors, the stamps, the squares picking up the negative space in places. Really great! Thank you for sharing :D

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  51. Voila? Just like that?? I am speechless! So many steps to this! You did an amazing job!

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  52. Love the layering with squares over squares. Thanks for sharing.

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  53. Great project! I seldom have the nerve to keep layering, but I'm going to do it at least once and see what I come up with. :-)

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  54. I enjoyed your step-by-step, and think I will try this technique :) tfs

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  55. This hop is proving to be very inspirational!

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  56. Thank you for the tutorial! I love how you used the stencil multiple ways...first with paint and then with a pen. I'm "layering" challenged so I'll give this a try soon.

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  57. I like the way your background came out. Wonderful finished project.
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  58. Beautiful project! Love all the layers and especially the colors you chose!

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  59. Wonderful project! Thank you for all of the excellent inspiration!

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  60. i just loved what you did with the awesome kae peas and stencil girl products......two of my very favorites, and you sure did justice to them. thank you for the chance to win. xoxo

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