· Stencil – Traci Bautista Floral 1
· Foam brush
· Fine tip paintbrush
· Acrylic paints
· Dymo Label
I stumbled across these kraft folders recently at Daiso, a Japanese discount store. I love using any products that have a kraft finish, they make a great surface palette for mixed-media and art projects.
I’m starting to get quite the stencil collection, so I thought I would try one of the folders for storage and see if it’s a good solution. I figured since i was putting stencils inside the folder, I best embellish the front using a fun stencil design. It would be great to display all my stencils where I can see them, but they would probably fill an entire wall, so a folder seems like a good option.
First I used the bottom of a jar as a stamp and dipped it into an aqua acrylic paint. I wasn’t really sure where to go with the next layer and decided to lightly paint over it lightly with some white gesso.
After the gesso I decided to use one of Traci Bautista's stencils with a coral acrylic paint and stencil the entire cover. Then I used an aqua sharpie to draw randomly on some of the flowers. I wasn’t too happy with how it was looking at that stage, so I ended up slightly painting over the blue sharpie lines with some light blue and white acrylic paint.
To finish it off I decided to use a simple dymo label on the front.