Tuesday, July 1, 2014

A Vintage Style Canvas using Artistcellar Stencils

It's Tuesday so I will be doing a stencil tutorial today.  This project is a small canvas.  This was done with the newest release from Artistcellar Lynn K's stencils called "Marked Series".  This is the finished canvas and if you read further you can see the short tutorial.

I started this project with a small canvas measuring 7" by 10".  I coated the canvas with a small amount of gesso and allowed it to dry.  When it was thoroughly dry I laid one stencil in the group after the other using Broken China Distress Ink, Walnut Stain Distress Ink and the I used gesso again with the final stencil.

When the canvas was completely dry I applied additional Walnut Stain ink to form a sort of frame for my centerpiece.  I painted Creative Medium over the entire canvas to seal it.

I made the same stencil design pattern on a piece of watercolor paper, trimmed it down to measure 6 1/4" by 5 1/4".  I glued a piece of digital art on the right side and applied a shading of Walnut Stain ink all around her with an applicator.  I used the Creative Words Pocket Stencils, some Walnut Stain ink and an applicator to stencil uplifting words on the panel.  My lady looked like she needed some flowers, pearls and a feather in her hat so I glued those on.  When the panel was completed I put glue pop dots on the back and applied it to the canvas.

I applied a small amount of stamping with some StazOn Jet Black ink and a very old Stampers Anonymous stamp.  My vintage style canvas is complete!

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I'll be back next Tuesday with some additional stenciling ideas!  There is a blog hop taking place right now where you can see what other artists have created using the new stencils.  Follow along, leave some comments, who knows maybe you can win your own set!   Take care ~ Renee xxx

June 28th - Lisa Cousineau - www.artistcellar.com/wp
June 29th - Melanie Testa  - http://melanietesta.com/blog/
July 2nd - Deborah Boschert - http://deborahsjournal.blogspot.com/
July 3rd - Kristin LaFlamme - http://kristinlaflamme.com/musings
July 4th - Ingrid Dijkers - http://ingriddijkers.blogspot.com/
July 5th - Guadalupe Cabal - http://guadasartplace.blogspot.com/
July 6th - Lynn Krawczyk - http://smudgedtextilesstudio.com/blog/


  1. She's an altered beauty! You've given her a lovely place to live out her days. I always love following along in your artistic process.

  2. I love seeing your technique! I am so craving stencils. I just filled up a cart with tons of them.
    She is lovey~

    Happy 4th to you n' yours!
    Be safe

  3. WONDERFUL! Love the lady image, but the background is stupendous!

  4. Just checked out Lynn K's "Marked Series" on the Artistcellar site and immediately recognized them as those we used in your class last Sunday. I love how you have used them here in a completely different project--which just shows their versatility! You have chosen a wonderful image here, Renee, because her color palette pops against both backgrounds. I also really like your own "mark marking" here on your centerpiece.

  5. Renee, glad you gave the tut on how you did that background- I really love it and for the life of me could not have figured it on my own! smile
    What is the Creative Medium you used? I love hearing about what other artists use and why!
    TFS and hope to talk soon! Hugs

  6. Hi Jackie, Creative Medium is a gel medium made by Tsukineko. They carry it in clear, shimmer and vintage. I prefer to use the clear gel to seal projects. Thanks for stopping by! ~ Hugs ~ Renee