Friday, April 22, 2016

Earth Safe Finishes and Stencil Girl Blog Hop

Hi, Friends! today we, as part of Earth Safe Finishes are hopping along with Stencil Girl to celebrate Earth Day.

This mixed media canvas was so much fun to create. Loved working with the stencil girl stencil and the no VOC Earth Safe Finishes products and in honor of Earth Day I Reduced, Recycled and Reused. This was an old canvas project that had not turned out as expected.

Products Used:

ESF Pigments Permanent Red, Pthalo Green, Hot Pink
StencilGirl Marrakech 6 Stencil


1. Firstly, I covered the canvas with ESF Gesso and let dry. The Gesso is so thick and rich and just one coat covered my previous project entirely.

2. I then added some Ann Butler Designs Iridescents powders to give it slight shimmer.

3. The next step was brushing the canvas with ESF Chalk it up in Plum Preserves.

4. then using StencilGirl  Techno Insiders Circle Stencil and Ann Butler Designs iridescent in onyx I stenciled the circles and let dry.

5. next added texture using ESF texture and StencilGirl Marrakech stencil and let dry.

6. Then colored the design with ESF pigments.

7. Lastly stenciled the birds using the StencilGirl Fowl Play Stencil. I have to say I absolutely love these stencils and they have such a large selection that its tough to not find something you absolutely adore.

And now grab a cup of coffee to blog hop with these wonderful designers.

Vishu Reberholt

Thanks for Stopping by..


  1. What an eye-catching blog you have created! Wow --- oh wow!

  2. Beautiful work, Vishu! Love the palette!
    Chana, ESF DT

  3. Lovely mixed media canvas! Beautiful

  4. I love what you did to your canvas!!Very creative!!!

  5. I love it, very inspiring. Thank you,

  6. I love it, very inspiring. Thank you,

  7. What a great project Vishu, thanks for being part of the hop!!

  8. I really like the intuitive nature of this piece. The colors and texture are very inviting. Thanks for sharing your art. ghoagland(at)msn(dot com)

  9. Great layering and use of colour

  10. I love it when you can turn something into something else that you love. Great piece.

  11. So pretty. I hope these earth friendly art products really take off. I am going to order some to try it out myself. Thank you!

  12. Great transition into a lovely project. Love the earth friendly products but still a little expensive for me to use.

  13. Great job! Thank you for using our stencils.

  14. What a great canvas! Love all of the layers and bright colors on here :)