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.


  1. Wow this is gorgeus, really love it.

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

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

  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

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

  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

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

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