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Imagine. Create. Enjoy.

Greetings creative one! I hope this post finds you well.

Today we are going to play with a pre-painted piece of copy paper, some Dina Wakley acrylic paint, and the Old World Maps Series stencils from artistcellar.

Step 1:

Place your stencil of choice underneath your copy paper.

(In the picture below, I have the stencil on top just so you can see how the size matches well with my paper.)

Step 2:

Squirt out a few small drops of the Dina Wakley acrylic paint in a contrasting color to your painted paper.

Step 3:

Use a plastic card to scrape the paint over the paper, leaving a “rubbing” of the stencil underneath.

Doesn’t that look awesome? (I would like to give credit to the fabulous LK Ludwig who taught me this stencil under the paper technique.)

Step 4:

Let your paint dry. TIP: It does not take long, as the scraping process, plus acrylic paint, equals fast drying time.

Step 5:

Use your imagination and create something out of your painted paper.

I chose to create an envelope for some mail art.

I folded the paper to make three sections.

Step 6:

Use decorative tape to seal the sides closed. Also, fold in the corners on the top fold to give it more of an envelope shape, if desired.

After gluing down the corners of the top fold, I’d like to show you the front and back of my envelope.

Here’s the front:

Here’s the back:

Now all I need to do is add a sticker address label and a stamp!

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial using the Old World Map Series stencils by artistcellar!

Have a wonderful day/night, wherever you may be!

Blessings and Gratitude,

Briana of