The wonderful thing about The Crafter’s Workshop stencils are they make great scenes.
I created these pieces thinking about Spring.
I created these on cradled wood boxes 10″ x 10″ and 6″ x 6″.
I used these 12×12 stencils:
The first thing I did was to paint the boxes black. I like using black because it helps the other colors to pop.
For my next step I added white and different shades of blue paint to the background but I sprayed it with water and watched them spread. I did let this dry overnight before I continued. I didn’t seal the wood on the box because I like the extra texture. If I continued to add more wet media the box, it would start cracking or warping. You can see the grain in the wood in this picture.
Once it dried I used white paint to add the Impression stencil to the background.
This stencil is fantastic for backgrounds.
Leaves were next. Added with the Dancing Leaves stencil.
The flowers were added with the Impression stencil. The tree branch I added by taking a strip of heavy cardstock and dipped the edge in paint and scrapped it on to form a branch.
Nest time! I added the nest with modeling paste and acrylic paints. This picture is the first coat of paint. When I finished it there are about four coats because I kept changing the color.
The birds were originally going on with modeling paste.
The larger bird didn’t turn out and I tried a couple of times.
I ended up scraping off the modeling paste and put them on mixed media paper.
Here are a few close ups of the birds, nest and flowers.
They were so much fun to create and I love working on the wooden boxes.
Thanks so much for stopping!
The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team
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