Adding Layers

I have come to the realization that I am attracted to layers. When I pour over galleries, in the challenges I play in, it always seems I open the cards with layers to learn how they were made. SO today I set out to create a card with many layers all made from white cs. Once I had decided on layout and cut all the pieces to size each layer got a different treatment. My gold mat layers are sponged on gold stencil butter. Big stars layer is black gesso sponged on (who knew sponging was superior to painting, it dries faster and covers better) then stenciled on blue butter through a rock like stencil then gold butter through stars stencil. The small stars strip was sponged blue first, sponged black ink for galaxy effect then stencil gold butter stars. Focal image is a stamp with black ink then used stencil butters watered down to apply with #2 paint brush. Stamped sentiment with black ink then added layers together on white cs base. After doing all these layers I did learn that the stencil butters take wonderfully to heat setting. They dry quickly, no cracking and minimal warping but do maintain their dimension.

Below you can see the problem I end up with once one project is done. What to do with leftover bits and pieces that did not make the cut? Some do hit the trash and I do have a bin for mixed media pieces but all to often I like the clean up paper better then the piece I am try to create and want to use it for something NOW. Will see what happens next…

Thanks for sharing your time with me, now I am sharing this with:

Krafty Chicks: Christmas

Stencil Fun: Winter

20 thoughts on “Adding Layers”

    1. Thanks Diana, for me the pallet knife works best when putting through a stencil but sponge is the ticket for a thin complete layer. Even a bare finger does good too.


  1. Thank goodness for your attraction to layers, Bonnie.Amazing background layers. All beautiful and tell their own story. The image is adorable.

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  2. OH WOW … once again you have inspired me! I still haven’t purchased that stencil butter … I’d better write that down lol. This is absolutely gorgeous and I’ve enjoyed hearing how you created this masterpiece. STUNNING!
    Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our STENCIL FUN challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often. We appreciate your support!


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  3. I love that you’re not afraid to muck around! Great Christmas card! And I can’t wait to see what you do with the tidbits. So happy you played along with Krafty Chicks Challenge this week.
    Diane – DT

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