Thursday, June 14, 2018

Watercolor Paste Stenciled Cards

Hi folks!  I was in the mood to do some experimenting over the weekend and pulled out a couple of my recent stencils - Receding Blocks and Geometric Circles.

Using mixed media paper, I applied embossing paste over each of the stencils, removed the stencil, and let the panel dry.

Once that was done, I used my Kuretake Gansai watercolors to color the paste.  The paste really soaks up the water/color and if you apply color too darkly, you can add water and blot to remove some, or deepen the color by adding more paint.

Fort this first two cards, I used the same Receding Blocks panel, but cut it apart to get two cards.  I wasn't super careful when painting these, so it's a less precise and a little more organic, but I really love the fresco like feel of the panels.  

The sentiment is from the So Many Sentiments set.

For the second card, I changed up the orientation and then added a sentiment from the No Words set which was popped up over the panel.

For the Geometric Circles Stencil, I changed up the color scheme and forced myself to slow down a bit so I could be more precise with the painting.  

This panel reminds me of tile.

The sentiment for this one is also from So Many Sentiments.

These really quite easy to create, and I really love the texture you get with the technique.

That's all for me today!  Thanks for stopping by!

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