Watercolour background with Stenciled details…

Hi there.

Lydell with you again today 🙂

I am sharing a ‘work in progress’ for today’s post.  It has been so much fun to play on watercolour paper, with a stencil, a palette knife, some crackle texture paste and watercolours, and LOTS of water.

I worked on 300lb watercolour Paper form Canson.  Its so nice to work on.  Really sturdy and put up with a lot of wetting and re-wetting!

I used a stencil, which had several patterns on it. (TCW491s) I just wanted some light simple design around the edges, not too complicated, as I knew I wanted to add lots of colour.



I also knew I wanted to keep the middle free as I wanted to draw on it.  So my pattern needed to stay around the perimeter!

TCW-Stencil-work2After the texture had dried I wet the paper with a spray bottle and added water colours with a thick paint brush..


I kept spraying water to make the paint move about more….

TCW-watercolour1 I dried it and re-wet and did this same process over and over and over, until I was happy with the result.  I will probably add even more after I have finished the drawing!





And after looking hard, I could see a girl….I added some colour pencil and a little white sharpie marker….So I will leave it there and maybe add more when I step away from it a bit….not quite sure it is finished!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Have a great week!

Lydell 🙂



7 thoughts on “Watercolour background with Stenciled details…

  1. This canvass is lovely esp your drawing of the girl. Thanks for showing a closeup of the stenciling. I was I could find some different TCW stencils at my local Michaels. They always have the ones I have already.

  2. Thanks so much ladies! Have you tried getting them online Vicki? they are super light to post, and if you found them on sale, even better!!!
    It was certainly fun Karenliz….totally free, no thought…other than do I like that? Mmm thats nice…” lol

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