Hi lovely crafty friends, meeting other creatives is always exciting and I often reach out to others to see if they are up for some sort of collaboration. And this time I have been cooking up something extra special.
All techniques and ideas are shown in the video tutorial. Make sure to watch it to get all the best tips and tricks.
I have been working with Elizabeth St Hilaire a great artist and the designer of the Klimt inspired stencils. Klimt was an artist who lived in the late 1800s and he is Elizabeth’s favourite artist.
Together we came up with a plan to show something fun. We picked a colour scheme, along with something odd and of course the use of the stencils. I am super excited about this collaboration, it was so much fun to get to know Elizabeth a bit.
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This is the complete set of the Klimt inspired stencils designed by Elizabeth St Hillaire. The patterns and overall designs are a great tribute to Gustav Klimt.
The variety of the patterns in the stencils give so many options with one stencil alone, making then very versatile.
We used a rust orange / blue colour scheme with gold as an homage to Gustav Klimt, who loved using gold in his work.
I used Amsterdam Acrylic paints in Primary Cyan ( JGG ) Brilliant Blue ( JGG ) Gold Ochre ( JGG ) Gold Yellow ( JGG ) Azo Yellow Deep ( JGG ) Deep Gold ( JGG ) and Copper ( JGG ). I mixed the colours to get a beautiful rust orange look. Both the gold and copper also added a gorgeous shimmer.
After printing the cards I also used the journal to clean the pages. This way no paint goes to waste and you get some bonus pages as well.
I have a few other ways I added pattern and colour to my pages that I show in the video tutorial. Below are a few more pages, this colour scheme truly rocks.
Word of warning Gel Plate printing is quite addictive and it will leave you with a pile of prints in no time:-)
Thanks for stopping by and make sure to keep on crafting!