Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Stamps&Stencils blogspot September Challenge

The September challenge for "Stamps & Stencils blogspot " required the theme "up up and away with a twist", the twist being one must use autumnal colors.

I used techniques I was taught at a recent class by Limor Webber, a talented artist from Canada.

I was originally thinking of some sort of balloon, but when I used the birdy stamp in the background I realised the way the bird was designed on the stamp suited the style of the lesson I learned quite well!

As you can see, I used a feather stencil with whipped spackle, and a bird themed stamp prior to painting my canvas.
Products used
Feather Stencil by
The Crafters Workshop
Words Stencil Urban Artist Decorative Stencil  Travel
Ranger Archival Black Ink
Stamp - Magenta Self-cling Stamp (
Faber-Kastell Whipped Spackle
Art Culture Acrylic Paints- Pearl Orange, Cool Red, Magenta, Mettalic Red, Raw Sienna and Metalic Gold ( awesome autunmal colors I think)
Liquitex Professional Ink- Yellow Medium azo, Titanium White, Raw Umber and Carbon White.
I'm really happy with how this turned out. I was really tempted to try my new Faber-Kastell glass bead gel to highlight tail feathers and put in a wing but as I haven't used it yet I  decided to leave well enough alone!!
Thanks again to Limor for teaching me these cool techniques. Finger painting is so much fun! As is dropping ink splatters from a height and flicking ink with my paint brush!!
One can imagine the state of my craft room!!
I must remember to put my good stuff away when I'm making these canvas's!!


  1. What fab textures and glorious finger painting, love the autumnal colours too. I agree messy craft space but oh what fun! Thanks so much for joining us at Stamps and Stencils. Ruth x

  2. I absolutely love the layers you've created and yes, those colours are to die for! This is a wonderful piece Rosemary. Thanks so much for joining us at Stamps & Stencils. Julia x


  3. thank you for your kind words. :)