This is Cyndi from the Dreamweaver Stencils team and its my turn for our weekly tutorial. Today I am using my stencils in my Art Journal. Above is the page that I created.
I began by spreading Seedless Preserves Distress Paint onto my pages. I then added Peeled Paint Distress Paint to the bottom of the page and Adirondack Aqua acrylic paint to the top. I spritzed the pages heavily with water and let the paint drip and blend a bit and then wiped up some excess with a paper towel.
Next I masked off the top part f the pages and then sprayed white ink through the DWS Mosaic Swirls stencil
, repeating this across the middle of the page.
This is what the page looked like at this point:
I sponged Black acrylic paint through the Butterfly stencil
, carrying the paint slightly on the outside of the stencil and connecting the paint to some of the edges to “ground” the butterflies.
This is what the butterflies looked like:
I thought it would be fun to add some texture using the grass portions of the Mushroom stencil
. Using a Spectrum Noir marker I drew directly through the grass areas and then connected them after removing the stencil.
Next I thought I would add some embossing paste for texture, and I actually didn’t even tape the stencil down. I applied it in different parts of the stencil randomly around the edges scraping it on like one would use gesso. The stencil used for the border is Large Flourish
I finished the page off by painting a half #10 tag with the Seedless Preserves and spraying the same colors and stencils that I used on the background then added a sentiment from a new Tim Holtz set.
Here is a closer shot of the spray, paste, and painted sections where they overlap.
I had a blast working with my stencils on these pages and I hope you enjoyed the tutorial!
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