Hello everyone! Cythia Silveri here. I'm honored to be back on the blog sharing a simple project to brighten your windows during the upcoming holiday season. This would be a fun project to do with a school aged child. I like how the sun shines through the colors, it makes me smile. I hope it makes you smile too! Here’s how I made them.
Vellum paper (9” x 12”) or other translucent paper, like translucent Yupo paper.
Alcohol inks, any colors (keeping them in the same color family to avoid “muddy” colors)
Spray bottle with alcohol
Children Our Future Stencil
Matte medium and palette knife
- Place the stencil on the vellum and using the palette
knife, apply a coat of matte medium over the stencil openings. Be sure to
spread the medium uniformly and remove any excess from the stencil. The
goal is to get the medium into all of the stencil openings evenly.
- Remove the stencil and repeat the process as many times as you’d like. Let the matte medium dry. You can use a fan to speed up the process. Be sure to put your stencil in water to soak off the matte medium when you are finished with this step.
- Using alcohol inks in similar color families, drop onto the dry matte medium and paper. Spritz with alcohol and allow the colors to blend together. Also you can use a sponge to move some of the excess ink and plain alcohol around on the paper. Allow to dry.
- Cut out the “flowers” in a wavy, triangular, or other pattern, cutting around the outer most part of the stencil design. (photo 5)
- Put small pieces of tape on the back, one at the top
edge and one at the center and stick to
a sunny window.