I’m so excited to be a part of The Crafters Workshop Design Team and to share my first post:) I’m a huge fan… so it won’t be hard for me to create with and promote something I already love!!
Here are the stencils I used for this project:
I pulled out my favorite travel set of watercolors...Koi Pocket Field Sketch Box
Laying the Fancy Feathers Stencil on top of a sheet of 140 Lb. Watercolor paper, I wet my brush and began to add color.
It’s important to keep a fairly “dry” brush when using watercolors with a stencil, to keep the color from “migrating” underneath and “muddying” your design.
I keep a paper towel close by…
Wet your brush by dipping it into water, load up with paint then take off the excess water by lightly stroking the brush onto a paper towel.
Vary the color intensity by how much color you load onto your brush.
If you want less “bleeding” try to keep a little bit of a border as you paint…in other words, take the color close to the stencil design edge without touching it. Sometimes, I actually want that “bleeding” effect…it just depends on what you are “going for.” Don’t stress about it…it looks great either way!
Next, I added detail with a black Pitt Multi-liner pen (xs), then cut each feather out.
I had recently purchased a set of blank white cards at Michael’s so I used these for the base, and added a cut square of vintage book paper for the background.
(You could certainly cut your own cards making them any size you like!)
I cut a strip of water color paper and attached it with a simple glue stick.
The small dot “doodles” were created by using the mini life shapes stencil.
Achieve a random design, by choosing only a few circles to color in.
Hope you feel inspired to add some watercolors to your next stencil project!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
The Crafters Workshop Design Team Member