Thursday, 16 March 2017

Guest Designer - Ioulia


Hello, I am Ioulia (julD handmade) from Greece and I am so happy to be once again a Guest Designer at Stamps and Stencils. It is such an honor to be here today. Thank you so much..

I loved painting and crafting from my early years, but instead of becoming an artist I became an engineer who loves to create things in her free time. So, crafting is my hobby. My favourites are clay and texture in paintings. I am impressed by new techniques and altered materials.

The challenge theme for this month is “Chirpy, Chirpy, Cheep, Cheep – Put A Bird On It!”. I created a mixed media painting with a girl and three birds on her head.


I used a wooden tray which I coloured with diluted acrylic paints.


For the background, I used distilled brown paint and white gesso with a stencil.


Then, I stamped with several stamps and acrylic paints or archival ink.


I painted a girl with acrylics and I used a paste with spatula for her hair.


Her dress is a scrapbooking paper and the lace is made with gesso and a mold.


The birds are a collage from an old book and are painted with watercolours and gesso.


I hope you like it. You are very welcome to stop by my blog to see a few more close ups.
Thanks again for inviting me to be a guest designer this month.

10 comments:

  1. Wow this is gorgeus, really love it.

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  2. wow this is simply stunning - I adore this! Hugs rachel x

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  3. Thank you so much for your comments!!!

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  4. Loulia, this is such an amazing project. That gorgeous background is perfect against your awesome birds. Great composition in this elongated tray. Thanks so much for joining us as a special guest! Hugs, Autumn

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    1. I appreciate your comments!!! Thank you so much.

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  5. This is simply stunning! Love the portrait and those three little birds. Great work Loulia. Thank you for being a fabulous guest. Toni xx

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    1. The pleasure is mine!!! Thank you

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  6. ohh i loved it. great portrait. and great art

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  7. This is fabulous, I also love it!!!
    Great portrait, thank you Loulia.
    Coco xx

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