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Friday, 1 June 2018

Stencil It! A Vintage Journey, June 2018 Challenge

Hi Everyone and Welcome

Hope you are all ok and that the last week in May has been kind to you all. June already!! 
 Where does the time go? 
So as we welcome in the start of Summer and hopefully warmer days and nights (yay) we at
 A Vintage Journey hope you will welcome our new challenge that goes live today. Lovely Astrid is our host and her challenge is 

Stencil It! 
Create a project using at least one stencil, in a style that fits our challenge focus- vintage, shabby, mixed media, art journaling, industrial, timeworn or steampunk. There are so many possibilities to be creative with stencils on your cards, journals, layouts, ATC's or 3D projects. Stencils offer endless possibilities, be creative and have fun!

With our last challenge 'Words and Music' still on my mind and having had U2 playing on a loop ever since, my project for this challenge was highly influenced by both factors. As you are now well aware I am a big U2 fan and I was super happy to have recently come across a stencil of Bono when 'window shopping'! Of course it fell in to my basket , arrived a few days later and I have christened it by creating a mixed media art panel for Astrid's challenge. 
Song for Someone . (click here to watch and listen or listen whilst scrolling) 
The panel itself is a 6x6 mdf panel covered with torn papers: lyrics to the U2 track 'Song for Someone' printed out on copy paper along with the musical score 'bits' from Tim Holtz Melange tissue wrap. Both were adhered and sealed with matt medium .
Distress inks and oxides added colour and were applied using both the wrinkle free distress technique and the blending tool. I continued to 'mess' with the colour throughout the whole creative process.
Tim Holtz grit paste was applied with a palette knife through the positioned stencil of Bono. The stencil is actually A4 in size so I positioned it in accordance to the surface area I was working on.
Once the grit paste dried the stencil was repositioned and black acrylic paint applied to colour the grit paste.
The edges of the panel were embossed with Seth Apter/ Emerald Creek 'Rocky Road' Baked Texture.
I LOVE this flavour and if I had been sure I had enough of those magic granules I would have used them to stencil too - maybe next time! .
Bono's silhouette was highlighted with a white pen
and the finished mixed media panel was mounted onto Tim Holtz metallic Kraft Core and black mattboard.
I have to say I was super impressed with the cut of the stencil as the image is undoubtedly Bono - I'm sure you'll agree.
Whether you are a U2/ Bono fan or not I hope I have offered some creative inspiration with my stenciled project. Some of my fellow Creative Guides have been busy creating with stencils too so be sure to stop by A Vintage Journey to view all their fabulous projects .

I would like to enter this project into the following challenges:
Country View Crafts June 2018: 'The Written Word' (add text in some form)  
Before I sign out for today I would just like to say a mega huge thank you to those of you who blew me away with the love you left me for my U2 T-shirt posted here. I was totally overwhelmed and incredibly humbled by the amazing response it received. You guys 'Rock' and sure know how to make my heart happy! 

Thanks too for taking the time to stop by today and for any comments you wish to leave. 
Your kind words ,visits, follows  and support are very much appreciated . 
Hope you all have a lovely weekend 
and until I see you again 
'keep on the happy side' 
Take Care 
Amanda 
x

42 comments:

  1. Your double layered Bono is fabulous Amanda and he looks brilliant over the layered background. The rocky road textured edges and white silhouetting really make your panel pop. Great job xxx

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  2. Amanda this piece is a knock out! What a fantastic stencil you scored, and edging the piece with rocky road was perfection. I can relate to not knowing if there will be enough of that yummy baked texture, but I think keeping bono in the black over grit looks amazing! Love your piece, what wonderful inspiration for the stencil it challenge. Thanks for sharing. ~Ann xx

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    1. Thanks for your kind words Ann and for taking the time to stop by. Much appreciated x

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  3. Yummy as always - you rock LOL what with Bono and the rocky road E/P 's Fabulous piece !! xxx

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    1. lol , thanks ever so much Carol . Really appreciate x

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  4. Fantastic Amanda, you showcased the stencil beautifully. Wonderful texture and background. Love the bold black for the focal imagery. Tracy ❤️

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    1. Thanks Tracy , really appreciate x

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  5. That is definitely a brilliant stencil Amanda and your treatment of the face is superb, the white edging really does bring the face to life and your embossing of the edges adds even more lovely texture. This is stunning! Hugs, Anne xx

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    1. Thank you so much Anne. Much appreciated x

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  6. Wow - what a powerful stencil on this Amanda! Your background is lovely with the music and pastes and embossing powders - doing the stencil first in white and then painting it black left a lovely white shadow around Bono! Awesome project! Julia xx

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    1. Thank you so much! Julia . I appreciate lots x

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  7. Wow Amanda, this is a total stunner of a project again!! Absolutely fantastic work and such a super cool technique with the stencil and the Rocky Road, - one to remember for sure. Bono at is super coolest! xxx

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    1. Much appreciated thanks , Astrid. :) x

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  8. Dang, girl!!! This is soooooo cool. 🧑

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    1. aw bless ya Linda. Thanks for stopping by today and for your kind words and support . Really appreciate x

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  9. I recognized him instantly...can't believe you came across that stencil...WAY COOL!!! He totally needs to know you! LOL!

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    1. lol, Anita . :) Thanks so much. Appreciated x

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  10. Fabulous music background and I just love that stencil Amanda xx You have created amazing textured details...Love it xx

    TFS and huge hugs
    Annie x

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    1. Thanks ever so much , Annie . Really appreciate x

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  11. WOW Amanda! Such creative use with that stencil - the white outlining really makes it pop. And a stunning background too. Love it x

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    1. Thank Jennie. Much appreciated x

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  12. Incredible stencilling - the grit paste painted black is so dramatic, particularly with that white shading to make it pop. The background is also stunning, especially the textures around the edges. Drama and beauty - wow!
    Alison x

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    1. Thank you Kindly , Alison . Much appreciated x

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  13. Ah, you've made my day - a kindred spirit, lol, though I bet you're younger than I am... LOVE this and that stencil is amazing! Pray tell where you happened upon it. You've done an amazing job on this piece and I love the way you've interspersed the lyrics with the music score. Just perfect.

    Off to check your t shirt post now...

    Cath x

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    1. Lovely to meet a fellow fan Cath . Thanks for stopping by and your kind words . It's good to share the U2 Love x

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  14. Bravo!!! Bono never looked this good! Love how you used the grit paste and black to create such impact with the stencilling and the Rocky Road makes for perfect framing. Great design Amanda x

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    1. hehe! Thanks so much Nikki . Really appreciate x

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  15. This is superb Amanda, as Nikki said, Bono never looked this good! The music and lyrics really add to the background, and the white pen work is fabulous! Thank you so much for sharing him with us at Country View Crafts, and have a very happy week. Sue xx

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  16. A fantastic project. A wonderful background and a brilliant stencilled image. The grit and white outline create great dimension.
    Thank you for joining in with our June challenge "Anything Mixed Media Goes" at Creative Artiste Mixed Media. Good luck x

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    1. Thank you so much! Andree . I really appreciate x

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  17. Love the design and colour of your project. Thank you for joining us at Creative Artiste this month. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

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  18. I think I must dub you the QUEEN OF TEXTURE! Love following you on all media. You are such an inspiration to all of us!

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    1. Heartfelt thanks Kay for such kind words and compliment. I am really touched, humbled and most appreciative. xx

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  19. Well, Amanda, you have managed to knock my socks off once again, with your musical piece! I love the background and that stencil must surely be a favorite for you! I happen to appreciate the grit/black for Bono and saving the Baked Texture for the edging--great choices! Sending hugs and apologies for being late. Not much time for the computer lately.

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    1. It surely is, Sara :). Thanks for your lovely kind words . I really appreciate x

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  20. Wonderful! The layered background looks amazing with the black textured stencilling and the baked texture worked perfectly around the edges too 😁. Wishing you a happy and creative month! J 😊

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    1. Thanks Jo . Your kind words are much appreciated. x

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  21. This is gorgeous, Amanda! And yes, I agree - it is definitely Bono. He looks fabulous in this double layered way and the background is fitting so well!
    Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge at Country View Crafts this month, and have a nice day! Evelyn xx

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    1. Thank you very much Evelyn for your kind words . They are much appreciated x

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