Hello Beautiful People!
Today I'm sharing some messy fun! :) I spread medium through stencils on watercolor paper. NOTE: you can use any type medium/paste you have - you will get a different results depending on what you use. I made several A2 size pieces of watercolor paper at one time so I'd have lots of backgrounds.
After the medium dried completely, I spritzed water on two pieces of paper. I sprinkled powder on one piece and tilted it to move the color around. I laid the second piece of paper on top (I call this a kiss) and lightly pressed to pick up color. I then turned the piece right side up, and tilted, blotted, and sometimes added more water and/or powder, until I was happy with the result. I like to have light and dark areas on a piece. After the pieces dried, I used a slightly dampened paper towel to wipe away the color on the resisted design. I just love creating backgrounds with stencils - especially StencilGirl stencils (Stencils I used: S339, S319, L266, L213, SC-04-2014, SC-11-2016, SC-01-2017.) - such lovely designs! I'll use these backgrounds for greeting cards. For some some of them, I'll add a focal point, others are complete as they are.
The iridescent medium creates a more subtle design, yet very pretty!
TIP: Create a sample chart of your colors - get to know your colors. I used the chart below and the color wheel to choose color combinations for the backgrounds. I find it very helpful so I don't make brown when I don't want to. :)
Shout Out: These backgrounds were inspired by this video by Keren. She has a couple other cool techniques using powders.
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Take care and STAY POSITIVE!