Here on this blog I am going to share how I made the page for today's prompt on Encouragement.
Today's art challenge was to 'make a stencil to use on your page today'.
I used the Sizzix Tim Holtz Tattered Leaves die to cut out a stencil. I used a piece of thick card and cut out the whole die.
I shall keep the leaves to use for something else. If you want to make your stencil more permanent either gel medium over the card to make it more waterproof or use a sheet of acetate.
I took 3 colours of reinkers and dribbled them onto my glass plate. It's actually a kitchen cutting plate and I use this instead of the non-stick mats most people use.
I added a squirt of water.
And then put the watercolour paper down onto the inks and moved the paper about. I dabbed it off onto the backing paper to reduce the wetness.
I used spray inks through the stencil. I took the photo while the ink was still wet so you can easily see the leaves but as the inks dried they were absorbed into the paper and became shadows.
I used the stencil and a white pen to go round the edges of the leaves. I did it again with a black pen. I did it really quickly and didn't worry about the accuracy of the outlining.
I wrote my journaling around the edges of the leaves and the names of the peole who encourage me on the leaves.
I like the fact that the inks didn't reach all of the paper and that there is some white showing.
I am looking forward to see how you make your stencil today.