Welcome to our August Blog Hop featuring June Pfaff Daley's Cupcake Sprinkles stencil from StencilGirl Products!
I created two things with June's stencil and will attempt to explain them both since the video I created for the first one did not come out. I am a technological work in progess ~ hope with my upgraded computer I will be able to show you some videos soon!
So the first thing I made was a door hanger or sign. Birthdays are big in our house so we like to make the birthday girl or boy feel super special on their day ~ I thought this little door hanger would be great to post on their door on their special day. But honestly it could be used for any special day ~ after all there are a lot more things to celebrate throughout the year to only limit ourselves to ONE day! :)
Birthday/ Celebration Door Hanger Sign
(1) First thing I did was take a 5x7 white canvas and paint with mixture of red and orange paints in loose stripes.
(2) After that dried, I took the stencil and used molding paste to create the cupcake and dimensions all around the canvas.
(3) Once the molding paste was dry, I painted the cupcake and circles and added glitter to give the piece a fest vibe.
(4) Then I screwed 3 eye hooks into the canvas so I could make it in to a hanger. Two on the top near the edges but not too far. One on the bottom center.
(5) I then took festive ribbons from my scraps and threaded them through the eye holes of the screws to make a hanger on the top and just some festive fun on the bottom. I added a button and charm for the center of the festive ribbon bunch on the bottom. The charm says "wish"/
My second project I did take more step-by-step photos. I created a gift bag. It could be for a birthday gift or any "happy" as I like to call them. After all, the best gifts are for no reason at all.
(1) I took a muslin bag that I saved from something ~ honestly I don't remember. I just save these kinds of things, thinking "one day I can make something with this" and it goes into that pile. Do you have a pile like that??
(2) I selected my color palette ~ quinocridone magenta, orange, green and bahama blue.
(3) I placed cardboard in the bag so the paint wouldn't seep to the other side.
(4) Instead of using brushes and water, I used cosmetic sponges to carefully apply the paint, working with small amounts and gently dabbing over and over until I got an image I was happy with.
So this is what it looks like so far...
Okay, here I added orange and I thought to myself..."ew...not liking it so much". But unlike canvas, it is muslin and it's not so easy just to paint over it. So I decided to paint over it in another way, I added one of the other patterns on top with some white paint. It gave it more of a vintage-y feel. Yes, I just made up the word vintage-y. :)
I continued the process with other paints and patterns within the stencil. I also added some white sprinkles to my cupcake.
(5) I wanted to define my cupcake just a bit so I used my 0.3 micron pen in black to add some detailing.
(6) I then stamped "oh happy day" on the bag for a final touch.
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