This month, i will be debuting my newRonda Palazzari Designs/The Crafter's Workshop stencils. I am so excited to share with you these new releases, including 14 new stencils & 10 brand new "Ronda's Fragments." These new little masks pack a punch, perfect for art journaling, gelli prints, tags, project life, scrapbooking, cards, & much much more. i have been working hard to bring you creative inspiration along with new videos! Today's stencils are Retrobursts (TCW 439) and Climbing Vines Reverse (TCW 428).
Retrobursts is such a cool graphic stencil. Use it as a background or use these bursts here and there. You can have lots of fun using this stencil.
These two tags show the 12x12" size and the 6x6" size. The larger size is about 2.25" wide and the smaller is about 1". On the left tag, i used spray inks to show you the beautiful pattern. On the right tag, i used distress paints in a grungy way to make it look, well, retro.
I wanted to show how these retrobursts look as accents on my piece. They look great on the background. I first built up the background with heavy body and fluid acrylic paints. Next i mixed some buff paint with Wendy Vecchi's crackle medium. i used a palette knife to scrape the crackle texture through the stencils.
Just like the Quatrefoil stencil, as soon as i released Climbing Vines there was a clamoring for its reverse. i reworked the stencil to give you the reverse so now you have the positive leaves of the Climbing Vines.
On these two tags, i wanted to show you what it looked like just sprayed through the stencil.
On this art journal page, i first collaged a background using some fun printed papers. Next i painted the background with a variety of heavy body & fluid acrylic paints. Once i had my background complete, i worked on the next layers. i used Wendy's clear embossing medium through the stencil to create the clear leaves.
Next i used lots of paints over the layers and then journaled my thoughts in a white sharpie pen. i added a few finishing touches like pen scribbles and little paint splatters. i really love the way this page turned out. Colorful yet simplistic.
Here's a look at both stencils on some creative tags. The one on the right was first painted with acrylics. i then sponged white paint using the climbing vines stencil over the tag. On the tag on the right, i used molding paste over the 6x6 retrobursts stencil. i then used paints, spray inks, and india inks to create a dynamic tag.
So which stencil strikes your fancy?