Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Watercolor Stencil Technique
The large masking stencil included in the Club Scrap Oopsie Daisy kit can help bring out your inner artist. Just follow these simple steps to make a fun, custom paper for a layout or card . . .
1. Place the masking stencil onto a protected work surface and mist with water. (Make sure etched label side is facing down.)
2. Color the moist surface of the stencil with Faber-Castell Gelatos.
3. Press a plain sheet of paper onto the colored stencil. Re-mist and color the stencil as needed and repeat. Heat set the layout or allow the paper to dry completely before going to the next step. (If you're saying to yourself, "That's horrid," please withhold your final judgement until completing the project!)
4. Cover the watercolored area with the stencil and sponge Earth ink around the edges with an ink applicator.
5. Repeat for each daisy. This step defines the edges and adds a drop shadow.
6. Use a fine tip black pen to outline each daisy leaf with a double line. For best results, work quickly and casually with long pen strokes.
7. Add small circles to fill in the center of each flower.
8. Stamp the splatter image from the Borders & Backgrounds UM sheet onto the paper with Earth and Topaz inks. The image is a new favorite because it creates an authentically random look without the mess.
9. Trim the artwork to 11x11". Scoot the paper past the edge of your work surface and rub Earth ink around the perimeter to frame the piece.
10. Select papers to matte the art panel. I went a little nutty here with three mattes, but I couldn't resist.
11. Stamp the "daisy" definition from the Collection UM with Earth ink.
12. Finish the layout with a matted photo and embellishments from the collection.
Give it a try. It will be fun!