This time, I'm using the technique with my new 9"X12" stencil Tangled Pods, available here:
(Note: In this demo, I'm using the blue prototype-stencil that's given to designers at STENCILGIRL(TM)Products. When you order this stencil, however, it's made of translucent white plastic.)
Below is the stencil secured to the work surface with masking tape.
The photo below shows a sheet of deli wrap taped over the stencil. (In this demo, I started with deli wrap and later switched to white tissue paper.)
In the two photos below, I show the first scrape and the second scrape; the credit card has been pressed into the paint at the top of the tissue and scraped downward over the tissue, with enough pressure to capture the contours of the stencil openings.
My next step was to set aside the scraped papers to dry. While they dried, I taped another sheet of tissue atop the stencil and made rubbings, using water-soluble crayons.
|ABOVE: THE RUBBING HAS BEEN STARTED.|
|ABOVE: THE RUBBING IS FINISHED.|
The method of waterproofing I chose was to spread matte gel over the surface:
This, too, needed to be set aside to dry.
Below are the papers created with the stencil-and-scrape technique (with acrylic paint) --
And below is the paper I made with water-soluble crayons; the matte gel has now dried, so the paper won't lose any color after being added to a collage on canvas.
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Below are two collages on canvas made with these papers --