Hello everyone! I’m thrilled to be guest blogging for The Crafter’s Workshop. Today I’m sharing one of my favorite Girlie Grunge techniques using the TCW stencils… DIRTY! Yep, I very rarely clean my stencils because I like the look that you can get when the paint starts to come off of them while you’re working with them on a gel plate. The photo below is of one of the prints I made during a play session of about 40 minutes. If you don’t have that long to play, you can try to mist your stencils with a small amount of water and let them sit for a good 5-10 minutes before you start playing. This technique can only be done successfully with a really nice quality stencil… and the quality of these stencils is amazing!
In case you didn’t notice, There isn’t much added to this print to make the layout. I mounted it on card stock, added a photo, title and journaling… and nothing else. There are so many interesting textures going on that you don’t need anything else.
Here is a video of a portion of my playtime with the TCW stencils on a Gel Press plate.
And here is a super close up photo of the detail of this print. You can even see some of the lettering from the name of the stencil… LOL!
Paint used: Liquitex, Windsor & Newton, DecoArt, & Art Anthology
Paper used for monoprints: Hammermill Digital Color Copy Paper
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed my quick little video and I’ll see you next time!