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For my project, I wanted to create something magical like a colorful, faraway galaxy with zooming stars. (Or something like that.) Here is what I came up with:
I cut a 5-1/2" x 12" piece of white chipboard and stenciled Prima's Bubble Stencil by Finnabair on the surface with modeling paste. An alternate stencil that would also work is the Donna Downey Bubbles Signature Stencil and an alternate molding paste can be found here.
After that was dry, I stenciled some stars on the chipboard using Tim Holtz Stars Stencil.
I added colors throughout the piece starting with the top left corner. Here, I applied Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Salty Ocean and Stormy Sky Distress Ink. I work from the lightest color to the darkest, extending the lightest color out the farthest. As I work through the colors going from lightest to darkest, I make sure to decrease the extension of the colors so the darkest color stays closest to the edge. On the top right, I applied Peeled Paint, Shabby Shutters and Mowed Lawn Distress Ink and on the bottom I applied Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade and Candied Apple Distress Ink. I also added some stamping using the scribble stamp from Dina Wakley's Textures Media set.
Next, I cut out some stars from Dina Wakley's Grungy Stars stamp set to add to the piece.
Before adding the grungy stars, I added some distress ink to each and applied each star in it's contrasting color area. (Green star on blue background, orange star on green background and blue star over yellow background.) I also added some doodling over some of the circles and colored some of the stars and circles with a white acrylic paint pen to make them pop.
Next, I added some lines for interest with a black Stabilo pencil.
I created my sentiment on black cardstock using a Signo Uni-ball White gel pen in my own handwriting and applied it with Ranger Black Adhesive Foam Tape to give it dimension.
I wanted some of the areas to really pop with bright color, so I added some Distress Crayons.
The last step was to add some Tim Holtz Dot Fade stenciling with Ranger Archival Jet Black ink and to distress the edges with Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool. This will draw the eye inward, and my piece was done!
Here again, is my finished "Lucky Stars" art piece.
I can't wait to see how you interpret our "Use Some Lucky Stars" theme on your project. This was a really fun project for me mainly because I had no idea what I was going to do. I find when I overthink something I hit a roadblock, so I completely emptied my mind and grabbed some supplies and let my hands fly. Have fun and have an awesome week!
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