I've got another stencil technique I have been playing with. I had these Elmer's Art Crayon Sticks since I think Nolan was in Pre-school ( not doing math today - but that was forever ago ).
For the video, I used smooth white cardstock and a stencil I digitally cut onto transparency film.
CUTFILE: Doily Mandala 2
Here are the 2 panels I made using above technique.
Things I noticed while I was playing:
- I also tried the technique with watercolor crayons and Koi watercolors.... all work.
- Cardstock works OK. A clay coated cardstock works better. Watercolor paper also gives a nice effect. Another option that I didn't try but would work is a gessoed surface.
-make sure your paint surface is dry to the touch before securing your stencil.
-use a clean part of the baby wipe each time you start on a different color of paint or you get a "halo" of the previous color on the next area.
Left - watercolor paper/crayon sticks, Middle- Koi watercolors on clay coated "stamping paper", Right-Neocolor II's on super cheapo cardstock.
In my opinion the clay coated paper and gelato-like crayon sticks "rocked":
Have a great weekend!