Thursday, April 26, 2018

Love mail art!

April Is National Letter Writing Month which promotes joy, creativity, expression, and connection through hand-written correspondence. You can make it even bigger and bolder by including mail art (also known as postal art and correspondence art). It's a populist artistic movement centered on sending small scale works through the postal service.
If you create some make sure to post it on InstaGram using  #snailmail, #sendmoremail, #snailmailrevolution, #snailmaillove, #snailmailrevival and don't forget #stencilgirl if you use one of our fabulous stencils! 

Three Crows is a stencil created by Kimberly Baxter Packwood
Wheel Spokes Set #2 Stencil by Andrew Borloz

linking up with Paint Party Friday

Friday, April 20, 2018


I haven't created a scrapbook page in ages but I do love making imaginative pages with my grand-nephew. Once you cut out the image you must then imagine a background that supports the photo, the more creative the better. 
 ( You can see all the pages I've made under the tab above
marked Peirson's grand adventures if you want. )

So my method may be a little different:
 I outlined all my stencils with a waterproof pen and then either painted them in with the inks/mediums or sewed over the outlines and then cut them out and then adhered them to the page. 

Since I knew that gel medium would act as a resist I painted in all the words and (stamped) clouds so that they would stay white and then sprayed the page with the inks.

I used the embossing powder for the bird and colored her in with the spray inks much like you would do with watercolors.

Using the same method for the leaves and the branch I painted them on a separate piece of watercolor paper which I cut out after sewing an outline around them. I also added some extra leaves and glued them on top of the original set from the stencil design.

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Saturday, April 7, 2018


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The collaboration
First we were partnered up with a team member and each person in the group began a piece. (That could be laying down a base coat of color, sketching a design, prepping the surface, or anything else we agreed upon in our discussions with our partner.) Next, each person swapped their prepped pieces with the other member(s) of their group. Finally, each person finished the prepped piece that was mailed to them. Each person is now posting the piece they finished to their respective websites.

The partner
My partner was Heather Thompson who created a lovely monochromatic textured background for me to work with. Having an all white background really allowed the colors to leap off the canvas! I loved all the molding and crackle paste that she used, it was exactly what I wanted!

I attached the bird ( which I just LOVE ) to the top of the frame and it really creates a 3-D effect to my art. I guess I could have trimmed down his feet but I just adore the oversized feet on him, lol They're kinda goofy in the most adorable sense!
( I colored tissue paper with spray inks and glued them onto the bird )

 I drilled holes through the wood frame and the bird came with wires attached to him so I threaded the wires through the holes and tied them off.
( Heather stamped the eyes on the back of the canvas, it's like she just knew I was going to putting the bird there. I thought that was so cute!! )

The heart and flame come as 2 seperate parts so I glued them together and covered the area with some pearls to hide the seam. The flame was painted with acrylic paint 

The heart is covered with red tissue paper which I stamped on first and then glued it on. The wings are also painted and attached with glue to the canvas.

I just love the little banner that I stamped the Namaste word on and I popped it up for dimension.
Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots
Washi tape is the easiest way to add lots of fun without doing much work! I think it really finished off the piece.
Small Starry Nights Washi tape

Friday, April 6, 2018

Some bunny loves you!

 You know what stinks? Having your card returned to you for insufficient postage which means it didn't get there in time, 😞 I knew better, but carelessly put the wrong stamp on the envelope. Meanwhile, to make this less of a downer, watch the very short video of what I put inside the envelope which prompted the necessity for extra postage. Hope you laugh along with me!

well, sorry the video won't show up but you can go here to see it.

Linking my card up to Paint Party Friday!

And if you are feeling particularly generous and just want to make my day then you could go leave me a comment over on the StencilGirl blog because I posted this dreamcatcher art journal page over there. Comments sure are nice here on my blog but it makes me smile to get comments over on a manufacturers page, lol Insecurity strikes us all doesn't it?