So thrilled to be the Featured Designer for the CAS Mix Up this month. Thank you, Loll and Bonnie!
And here’s their challenge for the month…one that’s right up my alley – stenciling 🙂
I started out with some watercolor paper and a spray mist. Then I added some translucent embossing paste through the reverse side of my ARTplorations Perched Bird stencil. Why the reverse side you ask? It suited my layout better. Once I lifted off the stencil, I used a spatula to add texture to the paste. That gives some high and low areas for stamping which adds more texture. Then it was dried a bit with a heat gun and left to dry for a while longer. Again, you can get even more texture by heating with a heat gun…it will bubble up a bit.
Next, it was stamped with a Stampendous Music Score stamp with Archival Ink. Another option would be Staz-On if you don’t have Archival Ink. I heat set the Archival Ink, just to be sure. Then I watercolored with three shades of Distress Inks, blending each into the next color. And then I wiped most of the excess Distress Ink from the bird with a baby wipe.
A simple stamped sentiment from STAMPlorations Art Marks and my usual smattering of sequins and done!
Back soon with more my sweet friends…