Hello! Several of the new stencils from A Colorful Life Designs are made from Neuro Doodle Art. Neurographic Art is a form of doodling that is intended to help reduce stress, enhance mindfulness, and combines science with art. It’s a really beautiful art form, so I was excited to see this style appear in this new batch of stencils. The stencil I am sharing is called Neuro Doodles Supernova, and this is the first card of two that I have made with it so far.
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This stencil is a 6×9, so it’s big. I chose the are that I wanted to work with, laid it on some cardstock, and sprayed it with Dylusions Spray in Cut Grass. I went heavy with the spray. After I removed the stencil, I flipped it over on to another piece of cardstock to get the beginnings of my second card. But you’ll have to wait and see what that looks like. I wanted to add something more to the background, so I grabbed the Encouragement Text Background Stamp from Trinity Stamps and stamped it with Mowed Lawn Distress Ink. I don’t typically stamp with Distress Ink, as I can get better results with other inks, but I didn’t want this to be perfect, bold, and crisp. I just wanted it to be subtle, so I knew Distress Ink was the right way to go. Plus, this color goes so well with the Dylusions Spray.
I wanted to bring the focus into the center of the panel, so I used a Cotton Tail Blending Brush from The Rabbit Hole Designs and inked the perimeter with more Mowed Lawn Distress Ink. I wanted even more depth, so I then inked the edges (less this time) with Rustic Wilderness Distress Ink. This really helps to draw your eye into the center.
Now I needed a focal image. I chose a moth with bittersweet from Erin Lee Creative’s Stay Weird stamp set and inked it with VersaFine Clair Ink in Rain Forest. I needed some shine, but I didn’t want to color the moth intricately because I really wanted the focus to be on that Neuro Doodle Supernova stencil. So I grabbed Dandelion Fireworks! Spray and painted the entire moth. To clean up the edges a bit, I re-stamped the image with my Rain Forest ink again. My sentiment was also stamped with that same ink, and I used “Shine Brightly” from Tim Holtz’s Noteworthy stamps. I really love that set. I mounted the panel on to a white card base that I left plain.
I think this came out so cool. I love the different shades of green, and the various layers of elements that may not seem like they would really work well together if you were to just look at them in a pile together. But it turned out great, and it’s quite different from the Version 2 card I’ll be sharing with you soon. I hope you’ll come back to see it. Please be sure to visit A Colorful Life Designs to see the many, many stencils they have to offer. You can use my code, AlFan10 to save 10% off of your regular-priced purchase. Then, show off your creations in the A Colorful Life Designs Fan Group on FB. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!