Hi! Leslie here to show you how much I love this gorgeous stencil from SteniclGirl! I love the cool graphic quality of this pattern as it is something I will use over an entire page, and as a linear feature or in small areas. It makes a great "wallpaper" effect on the page as well as on fabric.
First I am adding some red paint to a previous project for an additional layer.
I'm working on both edges of the page.
By adding the Flying Tulips on the edges, I think it gives a sort of "brambly" look.
To further differentiate the background from the foreground I edged the red paint with a black pen.
I was thinking of a house set in a "secret garden".
The letters were filled in with white opaque marker to bring the house shape forward.
I wanted to cover the page in my sketchbook with the stencil, but really
disliked how the white marker looked on this paper!
So, I write over the surface of the page...
And then I used my fun dauber with some Modern Masters Iron paint.
I think this paint was past its prime as it was a bit separated.
I like the staining of the page, however. I'll take it!
The dried paint is a very faint tint. Perfect for the next layer.
I covered the page again with black paint.
Now I use a palette knife to cover the back of my Secret Garden page.
I positioned the page in the sketchbook.
After placing a sheet of parchment over the page to prevent sticking I used whatever was at hand to weight the page.
It dried nice and flat!
I decided to use the stencil on a piece of solid gray fabric:
...and acrylic ink
I love this faded mark!
I added some Setacolor transparent black paint....
and added two rows of opaque white paint
and marked the edges with a gel roller texile pen
I like the depth of the faint ink stencil marks.
This piece of cloth will be fun to use in a future project!