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Immaculate mixed media painting with new stencil

How gorgeous are the new Sacred Heart stencils?!  The new Immaculate stencil evoked images of wall art, graffiti, tattoos for me.  I was moved to create this mixed media piece. 

Supplies needed:
– Artistcellar Immaculate stencil
– 6 inch canvas, 2.5 inches thick
– gesso
– gel medium or mod podge
– ephemera, used postage stamps, scrapbooking paper
– hot glue gun
– brayer
– sponge
– black acrylic paint
– soft tipped paint brush or stipple brush
– decorative flowers

Creating on a thick canvas is fun and you can use the wide borders to hot glue a myriad of goodies.  You can even create a scene on it.

Step #1  Find ephemera and glue down
Use whatever you have to create the texture.  Remember, it will all get covered up by gesso so don’t use your beloved papers. LET IT DRY THOROUGHLY before going to the next step.  Make sure you glue down edges because they will roll up during the next step if they’re not adhered properly.

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Step #2  Gesso with a brayer
Using a brayer will help distribute the gesso a little easier than a paintbrush but if you don’t have one, use your brush or the side of an old credit card.  Let it dry.

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Step #3 Stencil Time
Using a stipple brush or a soft-tipped brush, dab black paint around the heart and roses and part of the rays.

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Step #4 Sponge It
I use a piece of a new sponge and dabbed black paint around the edges for a cohesive look.

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Step #5 Here Come the Flowers
Use your hot glue gun to glue down the flowers around the border.  Afterwards, feel free to cover the stems with a ribbon.

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There you have it – a grungy but beautiful piece that will really stand out!  One alternative is to use clear gesso then add a light layer of white over it.  This would mute the background so the stencil stands out but the paper and ephemera would come through more.

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What a BLOGHOP? Yes, but of course!
Join the fun! (psst…and maybe win free stencils!)

March 29th – AC kickoff  www.artistcellar.com/wp

March 30th – Jill K Berry http://jillberrydesign.com/blog

March 31st – Chris Cozen http://chriscozenartist.typepad.com/my-blog/

April 1st – Effy Wild www.effywild.com

April 2nd – Tamara Laporte – www.willowing.org/blog

April 3rd – Guadalupe Brizuela Cabal  http://guadasartplace.blogspot.com.ar

Click here to see what else the Artistcellar Design Team is doing with these new stencils.

2 Responses to "Immaculate mixed media painting with new stencil"

  • Elaine
    April 3, 2014 - 5:21 pm Reply

    I love that stencil with red roses . So beautifully done!

    • Gabrielle
      April 4, 2014 - 9:06 am Reply

      Hi Elaine,
      Thank you for the kind words! These stencils were fun!

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