Have you checked out this months challenge at Dreamweaver Stencils yet? Our theme this month is "A Fresh Start". A tree is the perfect example of having a fresh start, every year in fact. It sheds the old and then brings in the new.
Today I am sharing a canvas I made for the DWS booth at CHA. This was something a bit different for me but I wanted to try my stainless stencils with mixed media.
I began by spraying my canvas with inks in greens and turquoise and then let that dry. Then I layered the Large Flourish stencil in the top corners and sprayed more turquoise ink through.
Next I stamped the Music score background from Stampendous in random spots on the canvas using Archival black ink from Ranger.
I paste embossed the new Leafless Tree Stencil in Glossy White paste in the center of the canvas and let that dry. I still wanted more depth to my colors so I used the Leaf Green and Turquoise paintstiks and rubbed some color around the edges then blended that in with my finger.
I also went back with a touch of the Glossy White paste and dabbed that around the edges.
Its hard to see from these photos but I think it turned out pretty cool IRL!
I hope you'll join us for this months challenge...you still have 2 more weeks! Plus be sure to hop over and check out what the rest of the team is up to this week!