Thursday, 17 December 2015

Introducing Paperbabe Stamps Mixed Media Stencils and Wing Template

So delighted you're joining us for our second day of introductions, 
these will be sure to compliment your mixed media projects...

First My Mixed Media Stencil ~ Herringbone
Mixed Media Stencils are designed to add texture and imagery to your creative projects, use with your favourite inks, paints, texture mediums, stamps and more for endless creative possibilities. You can use the stencil with a Light box or even in a die cutting machine.

The beauty of Mylar stencils is they are strong but thin and flexible. After all your fun and exciting stencilling they can be washed and used again and again. They are also solvent proof so you can use most types of paint and easily clean with suitable solvent. So, with good care, your stencils should withstand against many many more creative uses...

The Details:
  • Herringbone Stencil will be available for purchase on Sat 19th December.
  • It will retail for £4.75
  • This stencil will coordinate with the DesignA tweed Stamp set, it's a thicker mylar than the templates, about 6x6" and it's a pattern repeat so you can ink continuously for more creative possibilities.

Next let me introduce Winter Fairy Wing Template...
Yes, a delicate winter fairy wings template, these are pre-cut, they are the same thickness as my mixed media templates. You will only receive one side as you can simply flip it over to draw two wings as shown above. It comes in three parts, all numbered etc. It works wonderfully as a drawing aid, a mask, or a stencil. They will be available in two sizes to coordinate with previously released Mixed Media Templates.

The Details:
  • Winter Fairy Wing Mixed Media Template will be available for purchase on Sat 19th December.
  • They will retail from £4.50(Mini approx A5) and £6.00(larger approx A4)
  • They are pre-cut from Mylar, they are strong but thin and flexible. They are also solvent proof so you can use most types of paint and easily clean with suitable solvent. They will be available in two sizes to coordinate with previously released Mixed Media Templates.

Now onto my sample...

Ok so I went to town on this one lol, it certainly isn't how I envisioned it turning out, but that is so what the quote is trying to say!!! An Arty adventure indeed, she's grungy and angelic so I'm thinking of her a an urban angel.
I got myself some of those spray Goosebumps and sprayed a generous layer over my watercolour paper before I began. I think I was a little too generous and it looks a little like speckled stone or concrete. It was easy enough to draw over using the templates and stamps, I used a red and orange fine point graphik(current pen addiction) pen for her hair, no penciling first and it worked just fine. I used the same pens to add hair lines throughout.
I used the brown pen in the set with a waterbrush to colour in her skin before stamping her face.
In the background I used a masking fluid pen through the herringbone stencil. Then used the same graphik pens to add splashes and washes and speckles and general explosion of messy colour all over the place. I used one of my all time favourites techniques of heat embossing some flowers in white powder onto tissue, still impressive!!! 
And then the wings... drew around them in a blue ink, secured them in place with a little washi before spritzing some grey ink. I added a little more detail to the lacy edge with pen and painted the whole wing with wink of Stella glitter.  I then removed the masking fluid and added some interest to the background with the Art Risks stamp, inking just some of the quote and dotting it randomly.

AND now, for even further inspiration, 
pop by the following Team blogs to check out their gorgeous projects...


and I hope you will return tomorrow for the final day of our December release!

Enjoy a wonderfully creative day!
HuGs Kim & the Team x


Thank you for taking the time to share your comments!
Enjoy a wonderfully creative day!
HuGs Kim