I see a lot of fun and diversity being added to stencils by pairing them with your stamps. For stamping stencils technique choosing a more open stamps allows the stamp designs to peek through. I chose to practice with by circles stencil and some victorian people stamps by Flonz Stamps and other designers.
I really love how this card front turned out. I chose to color the background spaces in Brushed Corduroy to continue the vintage theme.
Normally when I think of stencils and paint- I think of acrylic and use of my gelli plate. But today I experimented with using watercolors or in this case my twinkling H2Os and the stencil template. Watercolor stencil technique gives a much softer and loose look. I love the shimmer effect the twinkling H2Os give the project. I think I need a little more practice so I don't have color leakage underneath the stencil.
Using a black sharpie marker, I highlighted the birch trunk markings so it would seem more realistic.
Scribble stencil technique is good when your on a time crunch. I liked the recommendation not to outline or trace the image but really either approach would create a wonderful look. In trying this technique I realized mid project most of my stencils have very small open spaces. Larger open spaces would work better. I also need to find my pencil sharpener- most of my pencils were dull.
The scribble stencil technique feels very playful and light hearted at least with a vibrant color palate.
I have one more technique to try from day 2 but it will have to wait until tomorrow afternoon. Thanks for visiting my blog. Any feedback is appreciated.