beautiful patterned stencil!
I actually used a technique from the clever, Jennifer McGuire
of using rubber cement for masking!
I took the stencil and sponged on the rubber cement
on watercolor paper and allowed to dry.
Then I took Lawn Fawn’s newest inks in Mermaid and Deep Sea
and squooshed them on a craft mat, then sprayed with
a lot of water to get the colors to blend a bit.
Here’s where the magic begins…
I took the watercolor paper, faced down and allowed
the inks to soak in. The parts that have the rubber cement
resist the ink. I used my heating gun to speed up the dry time
and then rubbed off the rubber cement that leaves the white space!
So cool right?!
I broke up the panel to insert the sentiment and embellished.
I took it a step further in this next card…
I first inked up the stencil in an ombre fashion
with Sunflower and Fake Tan inks,
then sponged on rubber cement over the color.
(tip: make sure ink is completely dry before adding or removing rubber cement)
Then followed the same process above!
I can imagine a rainbow of these to make
a set of cards to give as a gift!
So now it’s your turn to get out those stencils and have fun!
Hero Arts has so many fun stencils, perfect for any style or occasion!!
I’d love to see your take on this fun technique and while you’re at it
why not join our next challenge…
for a chance to win
Can’t wait to see what you create!!
MAHALO for stopping by!