I have finished up the last two traveling journals I have been working on this year with a group of friends from Ireland - this means mine should be making it's return to me soon!
The focus of this journal is the color yellow. I began similar to a previous post and used sequin waste as a stencil with a Viva Decor product called crystal gel - it is a shimmering gel with iridescent flakes in it. I also sponged on Oyster Silks through a plant - like stencil.
Next I mixed up some shimmering mists - I prefer to make my own using Luminarte Primary Elements Artist Pigment Powders. I like the ease of choosing my colors on a whim and the fact that is less expensive to buy the color & shimmer ONCE in the form of a powder and then use that to make a variety of different mediums. For this piece I mmixed up a yellow of course and then I also used a blue. You can see the way the two different stenciled designs show through by resisting the spray and making it pool around the designs.
Stencils are one of my favorite things - I am toying with making some of my own but I am also really coveting Stencil Girl stencils right now. I swear I could probably easily spend $100 or more! Great stuff! Y'all need to check them out!