Stencils, Backgrounds and Tattered Angels

Stencils are a great way to add interest to a plain background and all the various Tattered Angels paint products can add that extra punch. I often create my own background paper just for this reason. I started with these 2 tags using different mediums. The blue tag was created with Tattered Angels Chalkboard Glimmer Mist in Boogie Board and Splash. Using the new stamp & stencils combination from Balzer Designs I stenciled the large butterfly with Boogie Board again adding a deeper colored layer.

I  used the corresponding  stencil overlay with Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze in Shindig to create the butterfly wings. The green tag actually was a mop tag that I stenciled the butterfly with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Woven Burlap and the stencil overlay I used Plain Jane Stained Glass in Purple. I then coated the entire tag with Glimmer Glam in Old Pages.


I created the 2 tags as experiments and decided to go a step further with the green tag.

I grabbed more stenciled scraps from prior projects and you can see all the various stencils used on Strathmore 400 Series Watercolor Paper.  I love creating my own backgrounds and Tattered Angels paint projects just love the texture of the watercolor paper.

Here is what I created utilizing the above materials. The second butterfly was stamped utilizing the corresponding Butterfly stamp and I found the blue scraps and felt they were exactly what this needed. I love the vibrancy of these colors. With my trusty Helmar Acid Free Adhesive, Duck Brand Duck Tape, Dylusions Stamps Word Love and 7Gypsies Gaffer Tape I now have a cute clipboard where I can keep ephemera for my art journal.

I hope that STENCIL month on the Tattered Angels Design Team blog will inspire you to start creating your own backgrounds. I’ll be back on the June 22nd with two more projects, until then check back everyday to see all the inspiration from the DT!

Thanks for stopping by!

4 Responses to “Stencils, Backgrounds and Tattered Angels”

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  1. Alissa says:

    love this project, martha!
    it’s so pretty and i love your tags, too! :)

  2. Erika Taylor says:

    This post is AMAZING Martha. Love those butterflies SOOOOOOO much. Your work always stirs the soul.

  3. This is so wonderful Martha, love those colors ;)

  4. Holly Simoni says:

    OMG Martha!!! These are incredible! I really love butterflies….and you have really inspired me. Gorgeous!