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April 29, 2016 30 Comments
YES!!! It's finally my turn to share! I was psyched when I saw these Halftone Dots stencils! They are so "perfectly imperfect"! As you can see I have been playing with them quite a bit and have already stained them from use.
But because of the pliability and strength of the Artistcellar stencils I am able to use a toothbrush to make sure the stenciled image stay clear, thank you for an awesome product!
The top 3 things I love about this stencil set?
Ok here is the fun! I wanted to try these a few different ways with different mediums and substrates.
I used the stencils to create the background using random placement of the stencil.
I then went on to create my fairy face using the Dina Wakley paints layering thin layers of color so the background still ghosts through.
And some journaling to release a bit of stress.
I can totally see using these stencils again for a flowery field or even trees, it was so easy to use the watercolor bleed under technique (refer to my last blog post) to create such wonderful depth and color variation. I probably did 4-5 layers of stenciled color letting each layer dry before applying the next, and because I used the mineral paper, I was able to soften the lines easily with a damp brush.
I can't wait to play with these on the mineral paper some more, my brain gears are grinding!!!
The last item I decided to make is a small wall hanging for my bathroom wall, the substrate is pressed particle board from a repurposed sign I had laying about. For paint I used DecoArt chalky finish paint, Matte Medium, watercolors and scrapbook paper.
I used the stencil this time in more of a pattern instead of being purposely random.
The finished piece is such a jumble of pattern and color it makes you read it, I love it!
So that is how I have played with this set so far, does it make you want them? if it does, go order some, or you could try to win a set by commenting below! That's right! Just give us a comment let us know what you think! Is your mind racing at how you could use them? Tell us!! The winner will be chosen on May 11th so cross your fingers!!
And don't forget to check out the other gals posts!
P.S. there will be videos for the above projects so keep an eye out over at my YouTube channel!
Big Hugs and Mushy stuff!!!
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