“Funky Graphics” by Michelle H

by MichelleL

This month’s Scrap FX release is crazy fun!
I LOVE a good abstract shapes stencil and this release provided plenty of great designs.
My favorite is the cross confetti design model but I’m also digging:
abstract stencil
map   and
hexagonal pattern 
If you haven’t already checked out the stencil techniques group post please click here. 
I love how wildly different the pages are!
For my first page I was just fooling around with a letters stencil I found in a garage sale.
Now you may wonder WHY didn’t I use a Scrap FX stencil?
 I was experimenting with the school supply stencil to get my mojo going after a couple of failed page attempts. I found I really liked the impressions I made so I decided to throw all kinds of Scrap FX goodies at it along with my second favorite color right now- neon pink. (Yellow took first place some time last year and refuses to give up the sash)

I was experimenting with the school supply stencil to get my mojo going after a couple of failed page attempts.
I found I really liked the impressions I made so I decided to throw all kinds of Scrap FX goodies at it along with my second favorite color right now- neon pink.
(Yellow took first place some time last year and refuses to give up the sash)

 

A bit of washi tape and the gorgeous doodad e (model #2007036) liven up this TOTALLY random photo of the sky over the highway. Since the photo has so much white space I also added the caption to give it focus. I frequently use my camera "misfires" if I'm scrapping about my moods/thoughts.

A bit of washi tape and the gorgeous doodad e (model #2007036) liven up this TOTALLY random photo of the sky over the highway. Since the photo has so much white space I also added the caption to give it focus. I frequently use my camera “misfires” if I’m scrapping about my moods/thoughts.

I love the graffiti style alphas and plan to use them on everything! They are funky and take paint outlines beautifully.

I love the graffiti style alphas and plan to use them on everything! They are funky and take paint outlines beautifully.

For the next page I was REALLY stuck so I scrap lifted an older page for the background.
I actually didn’t realize I had scraplifted myself till I saw the page in my pages photo gallery- I love layering paper squares so I’m pretty sure
I will find other pages with this basic design idea in my work. To make this page different I scattered some bling and added some stenciled roses
using my latest technique craze- light molding paste in transparency material.
 I love light molding paste but it's really expensive. Apparently there are cheaper options available so you don't have to use professional grade (read bank breaking) brands. Do what fellow design team member Misty does- she gets spackel or joint compound from the hardware store. GENIUS!! Super star scrapper Gabrielle Pollaco also has a GREAT tutorial for home made molding paste- just google her name and molding paste and it should come up for you.

I love light molding paste but it’s really expensive. Apparently there are cheaper options available so you don’t have to use professional grade (read bank breaking) brands.
Do what fellow design team member Misty does- she gets spackel or joint compound from the hardware store. GENIUS!! Super star scrapper Gabrielle Pollaco also has a GREAT tutorial for
home made molding paste- just google her name and molding paste and it should come up for you.

 

 I used water color neon yellow paint inside white gel pen outlines for the drawn roses. I decided I didn't like how flat my page looked when I fifnishes so I added some molding paste flowers and I got instant texture. The transparency background means I can have lower layers show AND best news? I can sew, bend and paint right over these elements! I think you should give this technique a try. Props to Cocoa Cocoa Daisy DT member Denise Morrison for introducing me to it.

I used water color neon yellow paint inside white gel pen outlines for the drawn roses. I decided I didn’t like how flat my page looked when I fifnishes so I added some molding paste
flowers and I got instant texture. The transparency background means I can have lower layers show AND best news? I can sew, bend and paint right over these elements! I think you should give
this technique a try. Props to Cocoa Cocoa Daisy DT member Denise Morrison for introducing me to it.

 I used the following Scrap FX chipboard designs for the pages in this post:
Have a a GREAT week! Get those paints out and enjoy some stencil fun this week!
Michelle H.

4 Responses to ““Funky Graphics” by Michelle H”

  1. wow totally love that idea of the transparency background looks super..xx

  2. fantastic layouts Michelle

  3. both of these pages are amazing! That pink one is a new fave of mine!

  4. Wonderful pages Michelle! Really diggin’ the pink and black one with its funky vibe and all the chippies you used to compliment that! The background work looks really cool. The second page is a beauty. Love the color scheme and the photo of your girlie is so precious!! Diggin’ the technique you used – looks great!