Today's post is Part One of Two. Part Two appears here on my blog tomorrow, and its focus will be Valentines. But today's post presents projects I posted in my old blog back on 11-4-19. Why? Because these photos and directions are the "backstory" for tomorrow's post!
Making loose-sheet prints with stencils is so much fun, it's easy for me to get carried away. What's a gal to do with all these stencil-prints?Well ... how about cutting some stencil-printed papers into pieces? And call them scraps!
Below, I've started to randomly glue scraps to a backing of sturdy cardstock. I use a Pioneer brand embellishment gluestick. After gluing each piece to the background, I roll over it with a rubber brayer to make sure it's completely flattened ....
Below, I'm using a watercolor pencil to trace an outline inside the open shape of a mask from one of the two sets Hot Air Balloon Stencils and Masks. For this first outlining, I'm using the larger of the two hot air balloon sets.
Next, I use the same watercolor pencil to trace around a mask from the same set -- but this time, I'm using the smaller of the two sizes that are available in my hot air balloon mask-and-stencil sets.
|Note: This mask (upper right, with a pencil tip resting on it) has been stained with orange acrylic paint from a previous project.|
Below, you can see the back of the cut-out and the glue dots I'm placing on it. Its base of sturdy cardstock is really important in working toward a 3D finish.
After the heron got a ribbon around its neck -- again the cardstock backing was very helpful, giving me the sturdiness needed -- it went onto another giftbag that I'd previously sprayed with a metallic gold watercolor:
In the final photo above, you can see that I cut out a paper heart and added it to the cat ... couldn't help myself!
Plain paper giftbags are available here and elsewhere.
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