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If you've been following along this week, you know it's Day 5 of the 

Ken Oliver Crafts - StencilGirl

blog hop.

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Today, it's my turn to show you how I've combined
elements from both teams.

Here's my project:

Fish 1


I started with a burlap canvas 

and used 


Fossil Fish

Pressed Leaves


Branching Blossoms


Ken Oliver Crafts Color Burst

Stencil Pressed Flowers onto the canvas with white gesso

Fish A


Added my favorite Color Burst colors to a palette.

Color Burst is a very fine powder that can be mixed with

water, gesso, embossing paste and a myriad of other things.

What's nice about that?

You can mix colors and not *water down* the gesso or embossing paste.

Fish B

I mixed with water.

Less water = stronger colors.

More water = transparent colors.

Fish E

Then started to lay in colors to create shadows and highlights.

Fish F


Fish G

I worked with a fairly dry brush as I wanted intense colors.

Fish H

Blended until I got this:

Fish 2


Next up, the fossil.

This time I used a sponge dipped in water and then into

the Color Burst colors.

I used a piece of watercolor paper

and dabbed color onto the fossil stencil.

The sponge was barely wet.

Fish I

Fish J


Then cut around the fish.

Fish K


Using more Color Burst, Ken Oliver's Click-It Ink Pads

and a stipple brush, I added more color to the fish

as well as around the edges of the paper.

Fish L


When I was satisfied with the color,

I sprayed the fish with GooseBumps Clear Texture Spray.

The fish was raised up on the canvas to create more dimension.

Fish 3


Thanks for visiting my post.

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Janet Joehlin


Maria McGuire


Verlene Davidson

Nice fish. Good example of texture.

Gwen Lafleur

I just love how the Color Bursts worked with the fish fossil stencil - your canvas is just beautiful!

Maria McGuire

Really love all the fabulous texture on your canvas Nancy! Thank you so much for all your hard work and playing with StencilGirl!!!

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