Wednesday, August 16, 2017

StencilGirl & Colourcraft Blog Hop :) :) :)

Hello Hello :)

Welcome to the First Stage of the StencilGirl and Colourcraft Blog Hop



Today I would like to share with you a flower inspired clay plate and bowl set.

The petals are represented by the Zinnia stencil printed plate and the centre of the flower [the stamens] by the crackle stencil printed bowl.






I first created the plate and bowl using air hardening modelling clay [product link below]. Using a rolling pin to imprint the StencilGirl stencil patterns in to the clay.
I first sealed the plate and bowl with Finnabar Heavy Gesso. When this was dry I applied a coat of Colourcraft black drawing ink, [product link below]. This was dried off using a heat tool and then buffed back with a wet wipe to leave some remnants of black ink to highlight the flower pattern.



I then sprinkled on some of the Turquoise Brusho [product link below], moistened it with a spray of water and then spread the Brusho over the plate, and allowed to partially dry.

I then buffed back some of the turquoise brusho with a wet wipe. I then sprinkled on some of the sea green brusho [product link below] moistened it with water, and then spread it over the plate.


When the plate was dry I applied a wash of Colourcraft white drawing ink[product link below], I worked the ink over the plate with a wet wipe, this helped to tone down and combine the two brusho colours.


To highlight the StencilGirl Stencilled Zinnia pattern I drew over it with the black drawing ink, and buffed it back with a wet wipe. This same process was used for the bowl, except in the inside of the bowl I didn't apply the white ink. I applied black ink to highlight the pattern of the stencil to represent the dark stamens of a flower.
The last image you can see in the above picture collage is of a jug made by Australian Artist Merric Boyd, it is the colour inspiration for my project.

The fabulous StencilGirl Stencils I have used are listed below.

Deconstructed Zinna mask and stencil designed by Traci Burista S290
http://www.stencilgirlproducts.com/stencils-by-traci-bautista-s/1908.htm


Crackle stencil designed by Nathalie Kalbach L169
http://www.stencilgirlproducts.com/category-s/1834.htm


Well I do hope you have enjoyed the process share of creating this project It is time to click on the next link in the Blog Hop  :) :) :)

August 16
Louise Nelson <<< you are Here :)

Oh and Look
A Giveaway :) :) :)



GIVEAWAY
One lucky winner will receive both a $25 Gift Certificate to StencilGirl Products
AND a $25 Gift Certificate to Colourcraft!
Visit the fabulous designers from both teams and comment for your
chance to win!
The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to WIN!
(One comment per blog please.)
You have until Sunday, August 20th at 11:59PM Central Time to leave your comments.

Winner will be announced on
StencilGirl's Facebook page and Colourcraft’s Facebook page
on Monday, August 21st.


Cheers and Happy Blog Hoping!!!
Louise xxx

58 comments:

Terri Koszler said...

Wow, such an amazing project Louise. I love the colours

Glennis said...

Such an interesting project - I love those colours

Katie Lamb said...

Stunning make

Robin Morten said...

What talent, fab u lus

Natalie said...

Oh I love this Lou
Just gorgeous

Cheetarah said...

That is absolutely gorgeous! Love that colour and design!

Jean said...

Simply stunning!!

HelenM said...

OMG!! What a unique use of the products.~!Thanks for the inspiration!

CreativSpirit said...

Love this really different project.

Amy Martin said...

Wow... Very neat. Love the color.

Lynda MacLellan said...

Love this! Love the colors.....definitely need to try Brushos. Love this idea for using StencilGirl stencils!

Teresa said...

Love that Zinnia stencil, and love this technique. I have so many stencils, it's always great to see new ways of using them.

Cathy Frailey said...

Very cool process! Something else I need to play with - I've never tried air hardening clay but it looks super simple!

Mary Holshouser said...

thanks for the suggestion of
using the stencil on the clay.
Wouldn't have thought that would
work. This piece is a work of
art and would look fantastic
anywhere in the house.
thanks for sharing.
txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Sarah said...

What a wonderful project love love love the colours :) x

Sandy said...

Thank you, Louise, for the inspiration! I usually use the stencils with paper, but your clay project motivates me to try that medium too.

KatheD said...

awesome!

Mary C. Nasser said...

Love EVERYTHING about this, Louise! So exquisite...the colors and textures! So happy you are on the blog hop! :)

Carol P said...

Great project! Love how you took traditional 2D products and used them on a 3D surface. Thanks for sharing!

sara j said...

What fun! I can't wait to give this a try...and as always your way with colors Is a wonder to see. Thanks!!!

Jill McDowell said...

What a beautiful project! Just lovely.

Michelle Logan said...

Simply fabulous work once again, you claver gal!

Cathy Frailey said...

I forgot: Cfrailey64 (at) gmail (dot) com 😊

Kathy S said...

Wow - wonderfully artsy. Thanks for sharing.

Ruth Luther said...

Colourarte,stencil girl,and you what more would I need. Thanks for the inspiration

Pamela said...

I love this! I've never worked with clay before, and this is definitely on my list now!

andrea50harris said...

I would not have thought to use watercolor on clay!!! Your project turned out great!!!!!!

Tracy Welham said...

Wow, very creative - fabulous! Creative Blessings, Tracy

Cindy Porter said...

Oh this is awesome Lou.... love love love it...

Zoë B said...

Fab use of Brushos

L. Tagg said...

Gorgeous!

mcsuetx said...

I really love the colors the dimension of the artwork and the use of stencils

Patty said...

Great project! I have that stencil so I may have to give it a go!

Jeanie Ellis said...

Wow! What a great project from start to finish! Awesome!

Kim Collister said...

Oh my goodness! This is gorgeous! What a fabulous way to use this awesome stencil! Very inspiring post. So glad I found this hop.

ingrid said...

such a beautiful project ! your art is really inspiring . Thank you so much for your generous sharing.

Glenda Hoagland said...

This is so beautiful. Initially I thought no way could I do this. THEN, I read your instructions, fantastic. You are such a great talent. Thanks for sharing.

Allison CB said...

Love those colours! They are my favs!!!

Hunter Here! said...

What an absolutely ingenious way to use stencils ! I never would have thought of it! Thank you so much for sharing!

susan berkowitz, slp said...

What a fabulous project. I wouldn't have thought to use the stencils on clay. Thanks for sharing.

P-Dot said...

I've never thought to use stencils to impress a design in clay. Great idea.

Craftychris said...

What an awesome project! xxx

Jan Krassner said...

Love that you used the stencils in such an interesting way.

Gill said...

What fun and fabulous colours!

Denise Spillane said...

Beautiful

Lucinda said...

I had no idea you could use brushos on clay - gorgeous colours and design.

Robyn (RedDogGirl) said...

Gorgeous piece! And that crackle stencil is one of my all time favorites!

Shelly K. Hein-Simmons said...

WOW! I am blown away - - just a GORGEOUS project!

Kate said...

This is such an amazing piece. The colors are SO pretty and I love all the texture. And it looks like fun to make!
Kate

Nathalie Kalbach said...

so amazing Lou!!! Loving this so much!!! <3

Mary Thoma said...

So lovely, the use of the stencil for texture was a wonderful look.

Janis Graham said...

So lovely & original! Janisgraham (at) yahoo (dot com)

John Rose said...

Mechele McDaniel Rose....great project.

Iva Peková said...

Lovely projects,nice colors.

Resa Joy said...

I like your different creations.

Amanda said...

I love that Zinnia stencil! Gorgeous project! Hope I win some stencils so I can try too! Amanda (at) meadowdance (dot) org

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful creations! Love the colors!

Ann-Marie M said...

That is cool!