Hope you've enjoyed the STAMPlorations DT's work with stencils this week. I've got the last in my trio of 20x20cm canvasses I made as thank you presents for my cousin's kids. Today's is for the 12-year old gal whose new room looks like this.
I took my inspiration from the colors (blues, green and brown) and circles.
First I watercolored a piece of watercolor paper with Distress Inks in Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Shabby Shutters, Tea Dye and Gathered Twigs. Splattered some turquoise Glimmer Mist onto it too. Let it dry then punched circles in various sizes.
For the canvas I started with the Bold Florals stencil from ARTplorations and some turquoise and blue paint. Notice how I carefully placed the stencil to only place a few blooms on my background. BTW, I use a sponge brush for this. You can see it in the upper left corner of the photo.
Then I played with the punched circles, deciding where to glue them down. Used Matte Medium to adhere them.
I covered the Tim Holtz grungeboard A with some old K and Co. PP (used a glue stick, brayered over it and then trimmed around the grungeboard with a craft knife). The Prima paper flowers with gem centers were strategically placed. To cover two creases which happened when I not-so-cleverly ran the A through my Big Shot! I also inked the edges of the alpha with brown to cover the grungeboard edge and define the letter better.
So it ended up looking more "tropical" than "circle-y", but I hope she likes it.
Hope you enjoyed the hop. I appreciate your stopping by. Have a great rest of the week.