Tuesday, October 18, 2011

stencil hop 2011!


i've been a huge fan of julie fei-fan balzer since for-ev-er!   not only is she extremely talented, but she's also an awesome teacher, and she has a very generous heart when it comes to sharing her art know-how with us!   so when she invited me to participate in stencil hop 2011, i was absolutely thrilled!!





julie has designed a fabulous line of stencils that are featured over at the crafter's workshop......i think these little cloud and raindrop stencils are really sweet, and i just love the whimsical feel of them!
so how about we use that playfulness to change things up a bit......let's use these clouds and raindrops in our journal to create something a little different.......something a little more "frosty".  





starting with your pencil,  follow the inside edge of one of the small cloud shapes in the middle of your journal page (i'm using a strathmore visual journal for mixed media).






now, stack some more cloud shapes on top of each other by outlining with your pencil, except this time,  only draw the top of the cloud.





now using the large elongated raindrop stencil, place it under your bottom cloud at a slant, and run your pencil along the left side of the raindrop.





move your same elongated raindrop stencil over to the other side of the cloud, and slant it a bit to the right while matching up the point at the bottom with your first line.  trace only the right side of the raindrop.





now using the small raindrop stencil, place it at the very top of your stacked clouds and trace around only the top part of the raindrop......draw a little stem, and you have a cherry!




using your favorite waterproof marker (i'm using a micron), trace all of your pencil lines......
and you've gone from clouds and raindrops to a frosty treat!!




fill in all of the scoops of ice cream however you like......draw sprinkles, polka dots, lines, zentangles, fill them with stamped images, or write words inside!





then, have some fun using your favorite medium to add some color, along with all your favorite finishing touches!  and when you're done, you've got a super-happy version of frost-bite.....and this kind won't turn your fingers blue!  :))


{you can find these stencils and julie's other fabulous designs here at the crafter's workshop!!}


*now let's hop on over and see what these other artists are doing!*



{this journal page was created using a strathmore visual journal for mixed media,
cloud and raindrop stencils by julie fei-fan balzer, micron pens, pencil, koi watercolor, and a waterbrush}






46 comments:

PaperPumpkin said...

I went on retail therapy/frenzy two weeks ago, and purchased a whole bunch of these! I havent had time to open any of them yet...but boy, do I ever want to now! Do I have to go out the door to work now?? can't I just play??

Theresa said...

Super cute and creative!

Kirsten Alicia said...

What a brilliant idea, initially, I had no clue where you were going with the stencils. The end result is terrific.

Diane said...

I love how you make surprises out of ordinary things. Fabulous!

nacherluver said...

Holy cuteness Batman! Love!

Lisa Graham Art said...

I never would have thought of making an ice cream cone from cloud and raindrop stencils. Great imagination!

Andria said...

I love how you used Julie's stencils to create something entirely different...very creative! With beautiful and fun results!

Nicole Brenna said...

Creat job... was totally surprised with how it turned out... WOW!

Beansieleigh said...

This is ADORABLE!! Love ice cream, and love the idea you've come up with, using the stencil that you did!!! TFS! ~tina

famillemarleau said...

Great idea. Love the way you used those stencils. Thanks for sharing, Johanne L.

Scrapycandy said...

too fun!

Diana Trout {Nan.DT@verizon.net} said...

Very fun! I love the transformation

claudine hellmuth said...

so super creative!! love it!

michelle renée bernard said...

WOW! What a fabulous twist on cloud and raindrop stencils. Your lettering is absolutely amazing. Too cute :o)

Lisa said...

Super cute, and very inventive! I love your style!

Margie H said...

OMGOSH!! FUN & YUM!!

Chel said...

Lori, you are SO clever! I love it!!! You are such an inspiration to me!!

Miriam Prantner said...

I just love how you used these stencils! So cute, your work is wonderful. Thanks for a great idea!

Dymphie said...

it takes Lori to see scoops of icecream behind the clouds, clever, cute and yummie :)
(do you see a heart shape in the rain drops too?)

Ann-Margret said...

Sigh. You're so talented. :)

Janet said...

Wow--what a cool way to use the templates! Very unique!

Jean M. said...

Amazingly YUMMY:)

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

I'd love to take a peek into that head of yours..so creative and, might I say..brilliant! Love this and now, thanks to you, I need ice cream..and a waffle cone..

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Was this fun or WHAT!!! Super yummy cone and it looks fabulous!

Kelly Warren said...

you are simply an artful genius. who else but lori would have thought to make an ice cream treat out of cloud and rain stencils!?!? totally fun!

Margaret said...

How clever of you to think that out. I would still be stencilling clouds and raindrops lol

Margaret xx

wv said...

a tuesday post: WOW!

dragongourd said...

What a CUTE idea - the ice cream cone! Makes me want to head right over to Dairy Queen. LOL

Cheryl said...

How fun!

Patty S said...

lori YOU ROCK
:-)
so creative - i LOVE your ice cream cone!!!!! xo

Linda Jordan said...

This is so gorgeous!! I wish I could draw like this. What a great idea also, I never would have thought to turn clouds into ice cream!!

Linda
http://lasteve1.blogspot.com

RED said...

Very clever. Love the stencils

My name is Julie and I am a paper addict. said...

Fabulous! (And I was craving some ice cream even before I saw what you did!) Yum...yum...

Jeanette said...

Lori, You must have been in the clever line twice when it was handed out! This is not only brilliant, it's such fun and creative. Think I need some ice cream now! (wink, wink). xoxo, Jeanette

pegg said...

Really amazing what you created!! Shows how versatile these stencils are!

fran p. said...

You have a way of making simple - beautiful....and you see ice cream in the clouds and rain - I LOVE IT!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

This is awesome. I would have never thought to make an ice cream cone from those stencils.

estonia said...

OMG! I love this idea!

What a great use of clouds and rain.

ellie said...

you are killing me! is it nov. 7th now? :)

Rose said...

I love this, Lori!!! I just got a Koi watercolor kit with the waterbrush and I'm really enjoying the bright color and intensity! Your work is so lovely and perfect! :)

mama bleu said...

awesome!!

Audrey said...

Yummie! Thanks for the great tutorial!

We Three 3 said...

this is terrific! I checked all the links. It is so nice to see everyone's interpretation!

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

love your calligraphy! Patsy from
HeARTworks

flo said...

Wow, thank you. It was very easy to do it like your way.

bye bye
flo

Lijn said...

amazing! how cute! I'm following,
hope to see you back :DD

lijnsfairytaleworld.blogspot.com

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