We’re hopping again with our pals at Citrus Twist Kits and our signature artist, Jen Boumis. Don’t forget to leave a comment on the Citrus Twist Kits blog to be entered in a chance to win one of Jen’s stencils!!
So today I’m showing you two techniques. The first is a spray plus pen and the second is modeling cream.
Spraying is fun. But not great for fine detail. So what I decided to do was to spray (on my favorite water color paper) let dry, and then trace with my handy-dandy black permanent pen. Experiment with which size nib you like.
Note how the sprayed color swaps out the outer edge of the journal card. Love that!
And here is a new fave, using Splash of Color’s Modeling Cream by Viva. As long as you don’t over-do it, this is a fun and easy technique. (You can also use modeling paste or any other dimensional stuff.)
I like to load up my palette knife on the bottom (I know it seems like you should scoop it like peanut butter, but don’t). And then “smush” and “smear”. The “smush” part is what helps stick the stencil down, the “smear” part is what gets it into the crevices.
Make sure the paste is level with the stencil (scrape it using the flat edge of the knife) and then gently remove. Make sure to wash the palette knife and the stencil immediately with water. If you’re not near a sink, have a bucket of water nearby so that you can drop it in.
And there you have it! Let it dry and don’t be checking it every two minutes!! Let it dry (give it 30 minutes to be safe). Now add journaling or not. You’re golden!