Hello Hello Hello friends, it’s such an honor this month to be a part of StencilGirl Club Voices. This month’s stencils are designed by Artist, Gwen Lafleur and are just simply amazing. Here is what this month’s club stencils look like.
If you haven’t heard of Stencil Club before you totally need to check out all the details here. Here are a few of the fun details about the club: Each month you get 3 exclusive stencils, yup that’s right exclusive stencils that can not be purchased anywhere else. Always created by one of the StencilGirl Artists and always amazing! I have been a part of the club for over a year now (yeah I know only a year – that’s only because I hadn’t heard of it before!). You also get a wonderful video tutorial showing you how they used their stencils and that again is exclusive to club members and …….you get access to a private Facebook group that yup you got it is exclusive to club members. Now I know you are thinking there are tons of FB groups for art and yup there are, but this one is sooo different, it’s super interactive with lots of the StencilGirl artists also being present and commenting / posting etc in the group and on your artwork. Even the StencilGirl herself Marybeth is in the group all the time. I honestly could go on and on but I think you get that it’s the most amazing Club out there and something you must check out for yourself.
Okay on to some art. So what did I create with this month’s club stencils…… Well when I heard that the Artist was Gwen Lafleur I just knew that I wanted to do something regal with these and something that had some bling. If you have ever seen Gwen’s art it is always filled with gold and gems and glitz (truly amazing!)
So I started out with a sketch of a girl, anyone who has been following me knows that I have been working on my “whimsical girls”
To draw the bottom of her dress I used this part of the stencil, when I saw it, it totally reminded me of a ball gown.
I first painted her face, this has several layers of both watercolor and acrylic paints.
I am working on a watercolor pad, so I took out some of my inktense pencils and a watercolor crayon and lightly scribbled some background color and used a wet brush to blend it out. I wanted to keep the background more simple so not to take away from my “girl” as the focal point.
I painted her dress in a magenta, actually mixing in some of the left over face color.
I wanted her ball gown to have one of these gorgeous stenciled flowers and chose the larger of the two in the set and stenciled that in white and added some yellow in the center. Later on I change my mind about the yellow and go back over it in a deep violet color.
These adorable motifs on the large stencil were perfect for adding some additional accents to the dress and I stenciled those using a white acrylic paint as well.
Now it’s time to give her a crown. Using Cobalt Violet hue for the outline I stencil that first, then filled it in with the gold using a small paint brush. Once dry I went back over it with the cobalt violet again and then use a small round paint brush to close up the stenciled lines so it no longer looks like a stencil but solid lines.
Now I do like the crown as it is but she’s royalty right?! So I decided to add some glitter and gems
I used my stickles and put some on my palette and applied it with a small paintbrush to the crown, the 3 bottom diamond shapes on the crown I did not have a gem small enough to fit in them so I used the stickles from the bottle to fill them in creating what looked like a gem.
I ended up giving her a gem necklace and added some glitter to her dress as well on the flower and those little motifs I stenciled around the bottom.
Tying it all together I added 3 of the same motifs that I added to her dress to the top of the page and drew hearts hanging from them. I used a purple identi-pen (marker) to draw the lines and hearts then added glitter to the motifs at the top as well. Painted the hearts in with a turquoise blue and then she was done.
Thanks so very much for stopping by my blog, all your comments are cherished so if you have time to leave a comment it would mean so much to me. If you want to get in on the action and get this month’s amazing club stencils here is the link once again. Wishing everyone one a day filled with Royalty. xo