Sunday, January 1, 2017

The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #32!!

Welcome 2017!!  Happy New Year to you all and welcome to The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #32!!  Our challenge this month ... Put a Stencil on It, sponsored by Stencil Girl Products!

I absolutely LOVED this challenge!! I had so much fun - I just love the stencils that I got to play with this month!! I actually have two projects ... you will just have to come back on the 15th to see the other one!!

But now, you need to come and play with us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!! Grab your stencils and start to play!!!  Then come and join us so that you can have the random chance to win a prize!!





And here is my 1st Project for the Month!




I started out by applying Gesso to the back of an 8x8 deep canvas to strengthen the canvas.


Then I applied gesso and Viva Decor white Crackle paste all over the top! 


After it dried I got out the stencil, an old credit card and Heidi Swapp metallic texture paste. I used both silver and gold!  I also took some silver and wiped it over the dried crackle to give some color to the cracks!  I originally wanted to use this quote, but it ended up not fitting onto the canvas like I wanted!  I'll use it another time! 



This stencil from Stencil Girl is called Rose Window - you can find here at the Stencil Girl Website!


I love, love, love this stencil!! After the metallic paste dried, I put the stencil back on top and put clear crackle paste over the top of the entire stencil for even more crackling effect.




So come and play!! And come back on January 15th and see my next Stencil Girl Project!!


39 comments:

  1. Just beautiful!! I love this stencil too ❤❤❤

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  2. I love your combination of crackle and metallic paste...and that wonderful quote by Maya Angelou! Absolutely gorgeous work of art!

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  3. On wow, that's a fabulous stencil and I love the metallics.

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  4. Karen, I just loved your project ... at once simple and strong!
    Hugs,
    Marlei

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  5. Fantastic work! I love the crackle and the elegant and shabby look. Hugs, Susanne.

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  6. OMG this is awesome! Great stencil, great technique.

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  7. Oh, my goodness, Karen!What a stunning cnavas! Your crackle looks amazing, and I love that stencil! Hugs!

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    1. That would be canvas! Got distracted!

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  8. Super project and love how you have used the stencil. The quote goes so well with it
    catherine

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  9. WOW, this is absolutely beautiful! Love that stencil too, must have it now, LOL!

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  10. This is stunning! Love how you mixed the two and then went back over it! Allowing all that white space really sets the crackling effect apart! ♥


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  11. This one looks so peaceful. Beautiful work!

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  12. Fabulous project...love the stencil sand the techniques. Thank you for the inspiration x

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  13. Gorgeous canvas Karen, love the crackle and the silver and gold through that fabulous stencil are perfect! Deb xo

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  14. What a wonderful canvas! Love the stencil work!

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  15. Such an effective piece with just one large stencil taking centre stage. The quote is absolutely perfect with it.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  16. the crackle effect is awesome. And that stencil really "pops". Beautiful work

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  17. Stunning piece of work! Must try the tip of painting the reverse with gesso. ☺

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  18. Fabulous crackle, and the gilded stencilling looks amazing.
    Alison x

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  19. I love your canvas! Specially the white & gold with the crackle.

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  20. just precious! I love that saying...it goes perfect with the gorgeous medallion.

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  21. Outstanding canvas! Love that stencil you used and all the crackle!

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  22. This is beautiful Karen, I love this stencil and your canvas really packs a punch xx

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  23. Wow! SO stunning!! Love the stencil and crackle!

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  24. stunning piece of Art,it is so understated and classic !!

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  25. I love round stencils and really like the addition of the crackle paste!

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  26. Lovely. The crackle effect really adds to the canvas.

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  27. Beautiful silver and gold on the crackle background. Fabulous canvas.

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  28. Thanks so much for sharing...great inspiration. I'll need to try out some crackle paint now:)

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  29. makes me want to try a Mixed media canvas, awesome

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  30. Wow..this is beautiful Karen! Metallic paint on crackle effect is outstanding!!!...and the stencil design <3 <3

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  31. Beautiful! I love the addition of crackle paste!

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  32. Your stencil is amazing. What a beautiful project!

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