Sunday, June 10, 2012

Butterflies, Stencils & Tattered Angels

I He{ART} stencils...I love what stencils can do to create beautiful projects...I particularly love the stencils designed by Julie Fei-Fan Balzer and Dyan Reaveley. Stencils are a great way to add interest to a plain background and all the various Tattered Angels paint products can add that extra punch. I often create my own background paper just for this reason. I started with these 2 tags using different mediums. The blue tag was created with Tattered Angels Chalkboard Glimmer Mist in Boogie Board and Splash. Using the new stamp & stencils combination from Balzer Designs I stenciled the large butterfly with Boogie Board again adding a deeper colored layer.
I  used the corresponding  stencil overlay with Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze in Shindig to create the butterfly wings. The green tag actually was a mop tag that I stenciled the butterfly with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Woven Burlap and the stencil overlay I used Plain Jane Stained Glass in Purple. I then coated the entire tag with Glimmer Glam in Old Pages.
I created the 2 tags as experiments and decided to go a step further with the green tag.T

I grabbed more stenciled scraps from prior projects and you can see all the various stencils used on Strathmore 400 Series Watercolor Paper.  I love creating my own backgrounds and Tattered Angels paint projects just love the texture of the watercolor paper.
Here is what I created utilizing the above materials. The second butterfly was stamped utilizing the corresponding Butterfly stamp and I found the blue scraps and felt they were exactly what this needed. I love the vibrancy of these colors. With my trusty Helmar Acid Free AdhesiveDuck Brand Duck TapeDylusions Stamps Word Love and 7Gypsies Gaffer Tape I now have a cute clipboard where I can keep ephemera for my art journal.
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you will come back...there are going to be some big changes going on here!!! I'm looking so forward to being able to devote my full time efforts to creating art now that I have retired from teaching. I hope to be sharing on my blog much more often than I have!!


  1. *sigh* these are gorgeous!!!! I loveeeeeeeeeee the colors and the butterflies!!!!

  2. These are so pretty! I love making my own background fantastic!

  3. These are gorgeous! I will have to try this later!!


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