18 January 2017

Playing with stencils

I'm joining the January challenge at ARTastic, which is inspired by this piece of Ken Done artwork:

The criteria is a CITY THEME.  I chose the city of Sydney, and this is my layout, which will be the first in my 2017 family album:

Bazzill Basics Smoothies - Blackberry Swirl cardstock
Carabelle Studio Compositon avec de Carres art template
Imagine Crafts Creative Medium - Metallic Gold texture paste
Kaisercraft White acrylic paint
Heidi Swapp Center of Attention - Metallic Pink chipboard alphabets
White tissue paper
Image credit: #SydNYE 

I used a black background with gold texture paste stencilling, and a few swipes of white using the edge of a foam brush.  Note:  The title is not misspelled; it is the event name (ie: Sydney New Year's Eve).  This is a detail shot showing how shiny the gold texture paste really is:

08/02/2017 Edit to add: Thrilled to be selected as a winner at ARTastic challenge blog!

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  1. wow....so cool!! Great with the small gold-squares in the background :)
    Thanks a lot for joining us at ARTastic! :)

  2. Ooohhh!! WOWSER!!! Absolutely perfect page for the challenge ! Sparkling!!! Thanks for sharing with us at ARTastic!! Anna xo

  3. This is so eye catching. Perfect photo and a brilliant background. Love it ! Thank you for sharing this with us at ARTastic

  4. Perfect Karen - this one is so vibrant. Thank you for playing along with us at ARTastic.

  5. Beautiful! That photo is so wow, and you've showcased it fantastically. Thanks for creating with us at ARTastic!

  6. Such a beautiful page with a beautiful photo! I love the paint on the background!
    Many thanks for joining in with us on ARTastic.

  7. Wow! Stunning layout. Your photo is perfect and your texture paste background in amazing! Thanks for playing along with the Artastic challenge.

  8. What a great photo and I love how you have done your title


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