Friday, October 17, 2014

Bloom Stencils and Twinkling H20 Fun

Hi it's Janine Koczwara here with another Bloom Girl creation.  I love to try and use just parts of the Bloom girl stamps and stencils rather than in their entirety as it allows for extra creative freedom.  For these projects I have used the Gardenia stencil and the Sharon Stencil, but just for the face outline, then I let the hair just come together with a bit of water colour fun!

In the image below I have used the Prima Bloom Gardenia Stencil to give the outline of the face and then I have had so much fun adding watercolour paint for the hair.  I like to do this as a two part process, adding standard watercolour paint first and then I like to go back in for extra dimension and highlights and use a similar colour in ColorArte H20's to add shimmer and volume.

I also used the flowers from the Prima Bloom Free Spirit stamp, stamped onto watercolour paper and again coloured with H20's and fussy cut out before being added to the hair to capture the element of being wild and free in the wind.  For the face, I used a mix of Prisma Watercolour Pencils and Faber Castell Gelatos with touches of White Sharpie Paint pen for highlights and Black Sharpie for definition.

In the textural image you can see the detail in the colouring of the stamped images a lot easier as well as the added Prima Clear Glass Beads into her hair for some fun dimension.

Below is another page I have created using one of the Prima Bloom Girl Stencils for a face outline.  On this one I have used the Sharon stencil, but as there is a big butterfly across the eye, I traced half the face through the stencil, then flipped it over, lining up the main features before tracing out the other side.  Just a quick and easy way to get more out of your stencil!  Again I have used watercolour paint for the hair in the same process as the first image, flat watercolour followed by ColorArte Twinkling H20's and as a final layer a quick spritz of ColorArte Gold Dust over the hair which adds a real "ethereal" quality to the image.  Both of these projects were created on the Prima Bloom Watercolour Paper Pad, which stood up to the large amount of water applied to the paper in this process.

Products Used:
980269 Prima Bloom Pad
980252 Prima Bloom Stencil Gardenia
980238 Prima Bloom Stencil Sharon
980184 Prima Bloom Stamp Free Spirit
Prima ArtIngredients Glass Beads Clear
Prima ArtBasics Soft Matte Gel
Prisma Watercolour Pencils
Faber Castell Gelatos Set
Sharpie Paint Pen White
Black Sharpie
ColorArte Twinking H20's
Color Arte Polished Pigment Powders


  1. WOW!! I have to say I am speechless. I especially love the 2nd one. What a fabulous job!!!