Danielle from Neat & Tangled and designer Cheiron Brandon totally knocked it out of the park with this stencil class! I am always so amazed when we take classes like this. Who knew there were so many ways to use a stencil? Hey, not me! We learned four new ways to utilized them.
So much fun! I didn’t realize til I started to shoot these photos that I had a green and pink theme going on! I must have spring colors on my mind.
For this one we took a smooth piece of card stock and taped the stencil down over it. Then we took four small blobs of texture paste and added a small bit of liquid watercolor to three of them. Finally we took a palate knife and placed the texture paste down it small blobs and spread it. Below it a silly video showing Danielle demonstrating for us.
This was my first try, we all used the same colors for a practice then did a second one in colors we each picked.
These hearts were super simple but give a cool effect. It was done with a set of two coordinating stencils and two colors of Tim Holtz Distress Oxides. The overlay just looks so amazing and lucky us we received this set as a class gift!
This was my practice piece and I liked the colors SO much I used them in my final one too.
Ok! this one was a bit challenging, but gave a super cool look. We made a background paper using Tim Holtz Alcohol ink. When the piece is dry you tape the stencil down and take a sponge dauber and Alcohol Lift and basically just rub. It essentially removes most of the color from around the stencil.
My practice pieces were really bad! I will give this a try at home to get a better feel for the technique.
Last, but certainly not least. This was the one that really blew our minds! This is watercolor paper that we watercolored on. We did one gradient and one sort of tie die. These were also done with the liquid watercolors, that were highly pigmented. We wet the paper and added the color….then ran it under water a bit to wash off some of the color! Trust me my tie die one was done with red, green and black. And just look how cool it was after I washed it! Honestly before I did the rinse I was afraid I made something really ugly. So after all of that was done and the paper dried, you take the stencil and tape it over the paper and run it thru your die cutting machine. Using your stencil like an embossing folder! MIND BLOWN 😲.
This is my practice sheet that I did with the gradient colors.
This class was such a blast. Deb, Ramsey, Susan, Jeanie and I all had a great time. Danielle never fails to amaze us. If you have a chance pop over to Neat & Tangled and check out her new release. Not only does she have great stamp sets and dies, she also has lots of fabulous stencils!