I lurve stencils and it's a little bit obscene how many I have. I also love to mix up what I put through my stencils so I wanted to show you here just a few of the ways I use them on these two 4 x 4 inch panels.
My base was the obvious Dylusions inks sprayed through Dylusions letter jumble stencil and checkered spots. I then used gesso to add more letters (I used my finger to spread the gesso - messy).
The die cut circles are cut from another piece of
watercolour paper also sprayed and stencilled.
Here I've put texture paste through a Balzar Designs Punchinella stencil then when that was dry I went over the top with more paste and the Letter jumble stencil. To pick out the detail I skimmed over the top with a lime Pie fluid edger ink pad by Prima.
I put more texture paste through the Punchinella stencil and when that was dry I put the stencil back over the top and added Rock Candy Distress Crackle paint to it.
This is just the crackle paint with the Punchinella stencil.
Here I've added Claudine Hellmuth Teal Studio paint to the texture paste and used the edge of the Letter Jumble stencil. I love the colour of the texture paste it didn't water down the paint colour at all and I mixed it one to one.
Here you can just about see the original gesso stencilling underneath.
This is the finished card. At the last minute I used a pen to scribble through the Punchinella circles too just because I could.
I hope I've inspired you to get out the stencils and see what you can put through them. Why not try a 4X4 size, it's less intimidating than a full sized journal page and a great size to experiment on.