Some time ago, on StencilGirl Talk blog, I did a how-to write-up entitled Foiled Again! You can read it, and see its step-by-step photos, using this link.
Among the photos posted there are the three immediately below --
Another approach to getting a metallic look with stencils is simply to start with foil, textured or plain. You can opt for copy-paper-size foil sheets available at art/craft stores; or metallic gift-wrap; or even pieces of foil-laminated paper that comes for a free ride in some types of junk mail. I've used all three.
|Above: I started with plain gold foil-paper, made a print on it with Ornamental Iron Curls (6" x 6") stencil; then cut it into a Christmas tree shape.
|Above: On heavily textured silver foil-paper, I made a green print with Ornamental Iron Curls , followed by a yellow print created using Pavilion Shadows (6" x 6") stencil.
|Above: With my 6" x 6" stencil Swaying Grasses, I used red acrylic paint to make a print on faintly textured silver foil-paper; then I cut it into a heart shape. After giving it a red background, I added a small red heart that I'd made with a heart-shaped hole-punch.
My 9" x 12" Fantasia L450 mask was used in creating this next metallic art sample --
Below is an example of something metallic that's somewhat similar; this piece was created with part of my 9" x 12" stencil Blooming Where Planted --
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