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More stellar stencils! Blog Hop and giveaway fun...

Happy to share my heart with you...blog hop and giveaway fun!

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I've had so much fun playing with some new stencils from Artistcellar.com over the last couple of weeks.   This new stencil set is called "Sacred Hearts" and typically would not be something I might pick up to work with in my usual style. As you already know,  I'm usually into pattern stencils.  But I was challenged to get into the groove by the arrival of the stencils (there are 4 in the set, but each can be purchased separately).  I happily played with all of the stencils (I sent some of the pieces right on to Lisa and Michael to post) but really bonded with this one with the roses.  My garden is just about ready to burst into rose amazement any day now.   What is always the most fun is seeing what a wide range of effects can be achieved with just one stencil.  This piece resulted from the happy accident of flipping over the stencil after I had just squeegeed light molding paste through it.  I decided to save the remaining molding paste onto a new board by taking my palette knife and scraping the extra through the flipped over stencil.  Wow, when I lifted it I had the reverse of the stencil in a soft shallow layer.  Once it was dry I took to it with lightly tinted bleeds of fluid acrylics.  I love the aged almost papier mache look of it!  Don't forget to leave a comment so you can have a chance to win your own set!  You know the drill. No comment, no chance!  Enjoy.

Be sure to check out the entire blog hop for more chances to win your own set of "Sacred Hearts!"

March 29th – AC kickoff  www.artistcellar.com/wp

March 30th – Jill K Berry www.jillberrydesign.com/2014/03/30/sacred-hearts-fiery-love/

March 31st – Chris Cozen http://chriscozenartist.typepad.com/my-blog/

April 1st – Effy Wild www.effywild.com

April 2nd – Tamara Laporte - www.willowing.org/blog

April 3rd – Guadalupe Brizuela Cabal  http://guadasartplace.blogspot.com.ar

I'll be picking a winner on April 10th!

Artfully yours, Chris

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