Thursday, January 24, 2013

Dreamweaver Thursday

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 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!


  1. Sure is gorgeous!!! I think the stainless stencils are fantastic to use with mixed medias and spray inks!

  2. I absolutely fell in love with this at CHA. Thanks for the great tutorial. I might just be making one of these for myself!

  3. Ah yes, love that tree. Your canvas is great. Nice job.

  4. This turned out very cool, Cyndi! And of course, you used my favorite colors once again! Love the resist look.

  5. This is even prettier in person! Love how this came out!

  6. Oops...not sure if I am posting twice or not. Was writing and it disappeared...hhhhmmmm. BUT just wanted you to know I love this is just fabulous! I am really enjoying the tutorials too.


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