Cristen in Wonderland with Dots

Hello again!

I am really excited to be starting a new art journal today. I grabbed the small Dylusions journal and I've been wanting to decorate the inside cover.

When I saw the new Artistcellar Halftone Dot stencils, I knew I just had to use them in a fun and whimsical way! I started with a cosmetic sponge and  Dylusions paint in "London Blue" and I just covered the page. Then, I used the Halftone Dots: Shadow with Dylusions paint in "Vibrant Turquoise".

Once the paint was dry (it doesn't take long at ALL) I used a Halftone Dots: Midtone 2 with a palette knife and some black modeling paste. When the modeling paste dries, it stays raised up from the surface and provides the most amazing texture. 

I finished off with another Halftone Dots stencil, this time it was "Highlight"... with a cosmetic sponge and Dylusions paint in "Crushed Grape".

The cosmetic sponge really works beautifully with the stencil. 

Next, I tore out some illustrations from an old book, and used clear gesso to "glue" them to the journal. Once dry, I gave them a coat of Distress Stain in Walnut, and some gloss varnish. I really wanted it to be shiny, but if that isn't your thing, just go for a matte. 

I finished off with a black DecoArt Media Mister, some lace collage, ice stickles glitter glue and.... drippage! 

Overall, I love the fun and whimsical look of the dots not being perfectly round -- and I really loved how the stencils stacked and worked together. 

Now I really want to see what you can do with them. Wanna win a set? Leave a comment below and tell me what you think! We will pick a winner on May 11th and make contact through e-mail. Oh, and don't worry... if you already bought a set of Halftone Dots stencils you will get to pick another stencil series of your choice from Artistcellar.

Good luck!

Cristen




Lisa Cousineau
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19 Responses

Briana
Briana

May 12, 2016

It’s so fun to see your style come through, Cristen. I also really like how those Dylusions paints are looking! There’s just something about them, isn’t there?

Donna May-Brunet
Donna May-Brunet

May 09, 2016

Very interesting use of these DOTS!!!! Thank you for all the inspiration. I just love your theme. ;))

Deborah
Deborah

May 09, 2016

I love stencils and would love to play with new ones !

Candice
Candice

May 09, 2016

I’m a big Alice fan, love what you’ve done.

Karen
Karen

May 08, 2016

I love all the stencils.

Lisa
Lisa

May 08, 2016

I’ve been waiting to use my Dylusions paint. These colors are amazing. Love the technique and the stencils!!

Carole Carlson
Carole Carlson

May 08, 2016

I love the different ways you used and stacked the stencils. Especially the raised black dots.

Jean Marmo
Jean Marmo

May 07, 2016

Just delightful!!!

Jean Marmo
Jean Marmo

May 07, 2016

So very cool!

kim j
kim j

May 07, 2016

ooo what awesome color and suits Alice so well! Really love the modeling paste dots! awesome!!
Great project and wonderful inspiration! Thanks so much!~kim

Valerie
Valerie

May 07, 2016

Pretty colors! Love the dots!

Angela Grasse
Angela Grasse

May 07, 2016

Artistcellar stencils rock!

Vicky Christensen
Vicky Christensen

May 07, 2016

Very cool! I would love to try these stencils.

Bea Savellano
Bea Savellano

May 06, 2016

Looks great! Clear gesso as glue is a new idea to me…b

Carla Schreiber
Carla Schreiber

May 06, 2016

How inspirational!

stephanie
stephanie

May 06, 2016

Love the pages and the colors

Sarah
Sarah

May 06, 2016

Cristin!!! I love your Alicetastic journal cover!!!

Jane Schneider
Jane Schneider

May 06, 2016

Funny you should post this! I just bought one of those journals and have looked at it for the last 3 days wondering just how I wanted to ’artsy" it up – well my courage has been restored by you and inspired, as well.

Jackie P Neal
Jackie P Neal

May 06, 2016

I just love your Alice folder and how you used these new stencils!! fabulous! Keeping my fingers crossed!

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