Friday, October 20, 2017
TIGER LILY, Third Brand-New Stencil at StencilGirlProducts.com
The July/August 2017 Somerset Studio magazine carried Mary Beth Shaw's write-up about using silhouette stencils with patterned stencils.
Following Mary Beth's directions, I came up with this:
The "silhouette" stencil in this case is my 9" x 12" stencil Fantasia. It left unpainted areas on the substrate (a colorful old map.)
The two 6" x 6" stencils that I paired with Fantasia are brand-new releases -- Sprigs (topmost in the image above) and Tiger Lily (bottom).
Mary Beth's technique is quick and easy:
(1) Secure the substrate to the work area with masking tape;
(2) use the same tape to layer the "silhouette" stencil atop the substrate. (In the magazine article, Mary Beth used my Heron stencil and my Osprey Wings stencil -- both of which are closer to what we think of when we say "silhouette." Here however, I chose to use Fantasia because I was curious to discover what the result would be.)
(3) Add a layer of acrylic paint over the stencil that's fastened to the substrate under it. (For this, I used a sponge brayer loaded with heavy-body blue paint.)
(4) After that paint dries, add one or more stencils with densely figured patterns; use masking tape to hold them down, if desired.
(5) Using a different color acrylic paint, go over the top layer of stencils. (I used another sponge brayer, loaded with heavy-body white paint .)
Here are two close-ups of the above print:
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