Started by placing my stencil over a piece of mixed media paper, taping down the paper and the stencil to hold everything in place while sponging. I used a small piece of masking tape to mask the top of the stem while I worked on the flower head. Sponged the flower head with spiced marmalade ink, adding deeper orange near the center of the flower and lighter towards the edge of the petals. Sponged over top with barn door ink, adding near the center of the flower only to create shading and interest. Removed masking tape on stem and added to mask the bottom of the flower head while sponging the stems and leaves. Repeated the same sponging with light green first and then adding darker green where the shadows would be (stem, bottom of leaves). Removed masking and stencil.
Stamped sentiment and heat embossed in gold. Adhered card front to card base. Die-cut antique frame, sponging the light green around the inside edge and popping it up over top of my card front to finish card.
I hope you'll give this easy stenciling technique a try!
Date: Monday, February 25, 2019 GMT Views: 1193
Registered: March 20, 2008 Location: Hamilton, Ontario Canada Posts: 613
Thu, Jul 30, 2020 @ 12:15 PM
Loll, this is SO beautiful!!! I especially love how you have shaded and also so much depth and light to the flower, it's stunningly beautiful!!! I also love the jagged edge inner cut of the frame, and how you have accentuated it with the ink, it's wonderful!!! I would love to try this technique, you've sold me!!!
I have been an admirer of your work, and I just noticed that you are a Canadian, in BC. I'm in Ontario although from the east coast... I have a good friend in BC and I spent a couple of chunks of summers in the 80's studying flute on Vancouver Island outside of Victoria, what a beautiful place!!!
Your gallery is absolutely WONDERFUL!!! I hope to see some more of your artwork when it's possible, you are missed!