Wow! I would like to thank the Academy... no, I mean, I would like to thank YOU for coming along with us on this journey through Halftone Dots land! I LOVE what our Artistcellar Design Team did, all the beautiful projects, it's hard not to get intimidated. As you saw, you can do pretty much anything with these stencils!
Now is really the time to go back and have a look-see at the last SEVEN posts (starting with Artistcellar's Introduction on April 24th.) On each post we are giving away one free set of Halftone Dots stencils to a random lucky winner who leaves a comment. And if you already purchased a Halftone Dots Series, no worries! I understand Instant Gratification. If your name is picked, you can substitute any other Artistcellar Series for the win!
If you leave a comment on this post, it doesn't include an entry to the giveaway, but don't let it stop you, because if you leave a comment, at least I know you're reading this, LOL.
In conclusion, I would like to share another project that I did using the Halftone Dots series. But first I want to tell you why I love these so much. You know that little piece of punchinella that you keep losing? The one with only ONE size circles? The one that is so full of paint, it leaves flakes of color behind when you use it over and over (before you lose it!) Yeah, that right there. It's MUCH harder to lose a stencil! (Not saying it can't happen...) Plus, the series has four different sized circles to choose from, for your stenciling pleasure. AND they layer in the most perfectly imperfect way. Oh yes, just see what the Design Team did!
I love to use these on journal page backgrounds. For this one, I used Tim Holtz Distress Crayons (Set Three) in the neutral color palette. I scribbled and blended in a light color first, to get some color down. Then I took the different sized dot stencils and added darker colors back in with a wet wipe, that I rubbed some color on. This lets you get that slightly darker edge to the dots. I didn't wipe the color away, just applied it gently.
When I start doing something, I usually don't have a plan. I just let it flow and figure it out as I go. After I finished the background, I found a picture of this zebra. I love the contrast between the dots and the stripes and the monochrome feel of the page. A little lettering with a paint marker and a White Signo Pen and Viola! Done.
I hope you enjoyed our little faux-hop and got lots of inspiration from Artistcellar and its Awesome Design Team! Now don't forget to go back and leave a comment. I'm giving your four days to go back... until Tuesday May 10th at Midnight. I will pick winners on Wednesday May 11th and if you are the lucky one, I will contact you by email.
Good luck and make art!
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