Friday, February 26, 2016

spread love, not war

For this month’s Wanderlust challenge we needed to be inspired by a pattern and use markers and/or pens.
I found the pattern on these candlelight holders interesting and inspiring.

So I set to work and came up with this.

Because the pattern has an oriental feel to me, I used my mosque stencil, which is a handcut, very whimsy stencil (these were the days before my silhouette cameo).

Here is a step by step:

First I glued down some pieces with Arabic text on it and applied a layer of blue with the playcolor sticks.

I stencilled some bubblegum pink Dylusions paint through a floral stencil of which the pattern is similar as on the candlelight holders.(  I haven't used the paints in months, not since I moved back to my attick studio, although they are just next to me on display on the shelves so I guess this spread also qualifies for this months let's play theme of neglected supplies.
)  Next I applied black paint to the mosque stencil and I wanted to use it as a stamp, but failed, it just left some black marks as can be seen on this picture. 

Instead I just stencilled it, love the texture that came through the black from the layers underneath.

When everything was all dry I took my posca paint pens and started doodling.
All of a sudden a heart appeared in the tower. So I will be entering this in the Craft Barn challenge, hearts and no red. 

This heart lead to the title of the page: spread love, not war.


  1. Such a lovely work of art you have created
    Dr Sonia

  2. Love this artwork, reminds me of Morocco!

  3. this is beautiful....and no red! Thank you for entering The Craft Barn Challenge.
    Jane x

  4. The colours in this piece are gorgeous and the journalling elements work so well together (how impressive is that home-made mosque stencil?). The doodling adds the perfect finishing touch.

  5. A great page. Love the colours you have chosen.

  6. This is lovely Vicky - I've missed it in the community. February seems like a long time ago!