One of my friends told me about the Stencil Club, which has exclusive designs by some of the top artists of Stencil Girl. Each month, you get three different sized stencils by the same artist plus a video and membership in their closed Facebook group. The Stencil Club designs are not for sale to the public; they are available only to club members.
Gwen Lafluer. When the stencils arrived, I pulled out some of my favorite supplies and got to work.
|Dried, empty turmeric teabags ready to be glued to a journal page.|
|The first row of teabags was applied to the wet, matte medium covered page.|
|Eight turmeric teabags covered the page perfectly.|
|Little pieces that were snipped off the top of the teabag (so that it could be emptied) add interest to the background.|
|White acrylic was applied through the stencil with a makeup sponge.|
It needed a little more oomph, so I searched through my boxes of ephemera to find just the right item that said 'Tuscan kitchen on a sunny, relaxed day' and auditioned a bunch of items. I finally settled on some birds that I cut from les Oiseaux, a beautiful Florentine paper available on Gwen's website. I carefully tore the birds out of the paper, added antique linen Distress Stain to age them, and edged them with a touch of brown chalk ink. Next, I used gel medium to adhere the birds to the page.
|Birds were cut from the gorgeous les Oiseaux Florentine paper.|
I am so glad I took the plunge and joined the Stencil Club! I want to spend the whole weekend playing with the new Stencil Club stencils, which I am sure are going to be among my favorites. I can't wait to see what interesting stencils arrive in the months to come!
|"A Tuscan Summer Day" journal page|