Over on PaperArtsy the challenge theme is Stencils which is great fun! I used a hessian canvas which I covered with gesso and transferred some pieces of Thorndon Hall using the gel medium transfer method so it looked like the picture above. When I was at the Craft Barn demo day a few weeks ago I bought some Brushos. I was desperate to try them but of course they had to sit acclimatizing in my craft room for a little while! I thought it would be great to try mixing them with Grungepaste as the colours looked so vibrant and, being dry, I thought they would keep the paste firm. I really liked the way you get a strong colour rather than a pastel colour from the white of the paste. I started off with Leaf Green for the leaf spray from the ELB002 stencil but I didn't like this colour at all! Really bright! So I added loads of colours in desperation and in the end added some Brown. I also used an Art Is stencil with Snowflake paint for a bit of script background. I used the two sizes of flower from the ELB003 stencil with Grungepaste and two shades on them, some Purple and some Scarlet. Then I used Brown for the Secret Garden from ELB004.
This canvas is going to be a little extra present for a very special person who has a birthday on Sunday; my wonderful dear friend and sister of my heart who looks after my mum.
I am entering this into the PaperArtsy stencils challenge, and Countryview Challenges June Challenge which is Shabby Chice.