I am sharing a Christmas Card I made for SinCity Stamps today. I used a technique I learned from Terri Sproul's Tuesday night show. She does a live "Art Journal" show every week and she shows us many techniques! Click her link above to find out more.
She showed us the technique I used for this card several times but I never tried it until now. It is awesome and I know it will be in my "favorite techniques" file for sure!
- SinCity Stamps "Steampunk'd Christmas" Stamp Set
- SinCity Stamps "Fish Stencil"
- DecoArt Media Paint "Cadmium Red"
- Stewart Superior India Ink
This technique is like reverse stenciling.
I took out my stencil, paint and baby wipes. I loved the flourish of the fish's tail so I taped off the rest of the fish. I painted my whole piece of paper and let it dry. I put my stencil on top and used the baby wipes to wipe off the paint that was inside the stencil.
How cool is that??? I can't believe I didn't try it sooner! The flourishes look like flowers, I think.
I stamped the Merry Christmas directly on the reverse stenciled, dry, paper. I love how crisp these stamps are!!
I also stamped the postal stamp on some patterned paper to add to the top right corner.
I matted the reverse stenciled and stamped paper and added a bow with a button.
I hope you try this technique. If you do be sure to let Terri know, I'm sure she'd love to see!! Check out her Art journal group, All Things Terri Sproul!