Did you know that you can paint through a stencil? This is a fabulous way to stretch your stencils and today, Therese will show you how!
Hi it’s Therese and today I have a fun way to use your stencils! If you don’t have the confidence to watercolor but really enjoy the look then this is a great option for you! It is really easy to achieve a watercolor look using a layering stencil such as this beautiful set from Pinkfresh Studio called Joyful Peonies.
I used the Daniel Smith Floral Half Pan Set, but there are many different options of watercolor that you could try.
The Pinkfresh Studio stencils are very easy to use as they are numbered…. I started with Stencil 1. And, because these stencils are designed to ‘line up’ it was easy to use the edge of my watercolor cardstock as a quick guide.
I waited for the first layer of pink to nearly dry before I added a touch of yellow, this allowed the color to blend on the cardstock.
You can use all of the stencil layers if you choose or even miss some of the layers too, in this design I didn’t use Stencil 3.
For the leaves, I allowed the base layer to completely dry before I added veins and stems of the leaves. This meant that the color did not blend. So, why not play around with the layers and colors to achieve the look you are after.
Next I used the A2 Layer Dies to cut a panel to fit my card front.
I’ve never had much luck with black embossing powders but this one works like a dream!
For a little interest I also added a few splatters with the left over paint and an enamel dot ‘heart’.
I hope that you have been inspired to create a project by ‘painting’ through a stencil. And if you do, I’d love you to share it with me @lostinpaper, as well as @ellenhutsonllc. We can’t wait to see what you make!