I sometimes find myself using leftover acrylic paint, before it dries, to scrape across paper that has stencils underneath. Below is my work surface covered with (upper left) Borders #2 and (upper right) Trivet A 9 and (lower left) two of my 6"X6" Kaleid stencils.
Below is a sheet of glossy paper taped over these stencils; I have used a credit card to scrape leftover paint across it, picking up the patterns of the stencils underneath.
|Above: this example was created with my Kaleid stencil (lower half) and my 6"X6" Mimosa stencil (upper half.)|
Below are three close-ups of papers that were paint-scraped as a first step. After the paint dried, I re-positioned the papers over the same stencils and made new imprints, this time using Art Bar crayons.
Using crayons is the original way to make imprints called rubbings. I like doing one set of rubbings over another set, and using paint for the first layer makes this easy. This layering results in a more complex/interesting look in the finished product.
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