|This print was made with Pair o' Parrots stencil (6" x 6").|
Today's second print, below, started with my 9" x 12" Mimosa Stencil ... the original print was with a dark acrylic paint, probably green. Over that I added a topcoat of red acrylic paint.
Then I painted a 6" x 6" square roughly in the center.
Atop that, I laid another stencil, Fern Fronds Silhouette Mini, which measures 4" x 4". With this stencil, I used a sponge brayer loaded with two shades of green acrylic paint.
Below: When using a sponge brayer with a stencil, I always use heavy body paint -- or, as in the example shown here, I use liquid/soft body acrylic paint that has been left out for awhile. This increases its viscosity. Highly viscous (heavy body) acrylic paints are less likely to cause stencil run-under. But the amount of pressure applied with the applicator -- be it a brayer or any other kind of paint applicator -- is of even more importance than the viscosity of the paint. It has taken me a lot of practice to learn the right amount of pressure for avoiding run-under!
I also used a sponge brayer loaded with heavy body paints to make today's top print as well as the print below ...
|Above: 6" x 6" Heron stencil|
I'm happy to say that I've designed 70 stencils for StencilGirl. The multiple pages of my stencils start here.
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