Sacred Geo and Mineral Paper - by Karen Elaine

Greetings Creative Adventure seekers! Today I am making backgrounds using Mineral Paper and the new Sacred Geometry 2 stencils. if you haven’t yet heard about Mineral paper it is not really paper, but it’s made of calcium carbonate and feels like you are painting on egg shells. I can pour just about anything on it without wrinkling and it doesn’t come apart when scrubbed vigorously. I love working with Artistcellar stencils because they are made so well that they can withstand the rough treatment I give them while I am in the creative process.

Supplies:

Artistcellar Sacred Geometry 2 series four stencil set

Mineral paper

Alcohol inks

Alcohol blending solution

Splash Ink or fluid acrylics

Magic eraser or generic white eraser sponge

Stencil brush

Brayer

 

Process One

On the first sheet I applied a mixture of alcohol inks onto the mineral paper randomly using an applicator.

I thought it came out too dark so I poured a little blending medium and used a rag to move the color around.

Alcohol inks dry rather quickly so I was able to lay Quattro Flower ACS120 stencil right over it. Using a stencil brush I applied white alcohol ink from the center going outwards. Make sure the stencil brush is loaded with ink but not too wet. Scrub vigorously to apply color. If I did this on regular paper, I would have already made holes in the paper.

I repeated the process over the entire surface of the paper and scrubbed some of the areas using the stencil brush to soften the designs.

Process Two

Dribble and pour Magenta, Yellow and Blue Splash Ink onto the mineral paper then quickly blend it with a brayer going in different directions on the paper until you achieve the desired effect.

 Let it dry until tacky but not bone dry.

Dampen a magic eraser or use a makeup sponge. Remove most of the water with a towel so it is not sopping wet. Lay Golden Mean ACS122 on top of the brayered surface and scrub over it with the sponge until you see the color lifting.

Remove any excess moisture and color with a rag, then remove the stencil.

Repeat the same process on the paper using the remaining stencils in the set until you are satisfied with the result. Give yourself some time to experiment and play and make lot’s of backgrounds using these processes. I look forward to using these backgrounds in an upcoming post!

Tip: To clean alcohol ink from the stencil use the blending medium and a magic eraser to remove the alcohol ink. The alcohol ink is hard on these erasers so be sure to have a couple on hand. I use magic eraser sponges to clean acrylic paints off my stencils and they come out perfectly clean, just like brand new every time.

-Karen

 

 




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8 Responses

Anne Squire
Anne Squire

March 05, 2016

Mineral paper, alcohol inks with stencils… you sure opened my eyes to even more possibilities.

Denise Spillane
Denise Spillane

March 05, 2016

Beautiful techniques. Is the mineral paper the same as terra paper?

Briana
Briana

March 03, 2016

Great post and tips!
New to me ideas are soooo fun to see!
Thank you!

jean marmo
jean marmo

March 02, 2016

HOw cool! Just love how you did this!

Corie Gochicoa
Corie Gochicoa

March 01, 2016

What a great idea for cleaning stencils! Thank you!!!

Terry
Terry

March 01, 2016

I love them all, but seed of life is my favorite!

Teresa Arsenault
Teresa Arsenault

March 01, 2016

Very cool techniques. I had not heard of mineral paper before.

Katherine
Katherine

March 01, 2016

I love this – what a clever idea! I never would have thought to use a Magic Eraser to clean stencils. Thanks for the ideas – I love the white and how you removed color. I know what I’ll be doing later this week! :)

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