To create the background I used the Herringbone and Pomegranate stencils plus the Liquitex Spray Paints.
Once dry I put the Aspen Tree stencil on stop and first sprayed it with black paint and then used a sponge and applied white acrylic paint over the black. Using both colors gives the trees the a little shading and depth.
The trees aren’t exactly ordinary but I love the quote. It makes you think. Can you imagine all the colors you can use to create these trees? Go grab your stencil and start creating!
I added the first four stencils from the list above to create the background with Pan Pastels. Because I was adding lots of stencils I used Workable Fixatif in between layers so nothing would smudge.
Next, I covered the entire page with black Pan Pastel. I did not spray on the Workable Fixatif because I wanted to be able to apply my next step.
I placed the Zen Flower stencil on top and erased the black Pan Pastel so I can see the background.
Remember when I said to use the Fixatif in between the layers of the background? Well I forgot to spray a couple of layers and when I started to erase I did removed some of the background. Once I was done I used a white pen and outlined the flower.
The more you erase the more you see. Just remember the Workable Fixatif!