A Colorful Journey July Colorful Gelli Print Party
The background paper is a Gelli print, mostly orange and white. So I decided to take a Leap of Faith and use one of the new stencils I got from joining the Stencil Girl Stencil Club. The suitcase with the words and hearts is from the July stencils, the girl is also from Stencil Girl, but an earlier purchase. The words Live Your Life are on that stencil also. I stenciled all those with black gesso and let that dry. All the colors around the edges are Distress Paints splotched on and brushed around with a wet paint brush being careful to keep them from getting muddy. Dried that. The flower stencil in the top right corner is one in my stash but I don't know where I got it. I sponged with Distess Inks through that sentcil. I stamped with a Tim Holtz stamp and a Stampin' Up stamp for some extra backgound interest. I used and Uniball white pen to go around the letters, but I'm not very pleased. I still haven't got the hang of using white pens or white Stabilo pencils over my Mixed Media projects. More practice, more practice, but oh what fun.