Welcome to our Citrus Twist Blog Hop featuring the LifeBits stencils by Jen Boumis. I am computer challenged today so I can’t load the other fun photos I took…will try later.
In the meantime, here is an interesting technique that is not for the impatient-at-heart.
I started with a nice sheet of watercolor paper. I sprayed through a few stencils with ink spray. After the paper was dry, I placed my lifeBits stencil on the paper and scraped molding paste through the stencil onto the paper. Carefully remove the stencil and let dry. I sprayed some more colors onto the paper (and the molding paste) giving a lot of depth in color.
Now the trick was to make the words and image from the lifeBits stencil “pop”! That’s where my white gelpen comes into play. I slowly and lightly colored the raised areas on the molding paste. I find that a swirling circular motion is what works best with these pens. And when I say a “light touch” it really is a light touch. If you push too hard, the little metal rolling ball mechanism scrapes the paint off the section you just drew. The tip might get full of dried “gunk”, I just scribble on my thumb to get it off and move along to the next area (you should see what my thumb looks like after I’m done!)
I hope to load up photos later, but in the meantime, leave a message on the Citrus Twist Kits blog to enter our giveaway contest:http://citrustwistkits.blogspot.com/2013/09/ctk-tcw-blog-hop-giveaway.html?m=1