Three Techniques I Use with Stencils and ColorSparx

Hi Everyone! I want to share with you three techniques that I use with TCW stencils and ColorSparx. If you are not familiar with ColorSparx, they are watercolor powders in very beautiful colors.

Here are the supplies I used:

The Crafters Workshop provided me with stencils and mediums to create this project. The opinions I share are solely my own because I do love to use them.

The first technique is the easiest. I laid down the Damask Decor stencil on a piece of white cardstock, tap the powder into the stencil design, and then spray it with water. I always have an extra piece to pick up leftover color off the stencil. It makes a great start to another background.

Sprinkle the powers through the stencil and spray with water.

Technique #2 – Once I dry it with a heat gun, I lay the stencil back on and use gel medium through the stencil. It will look white but it will dry clear. Watercolor is reactivated so you will see some color mix in.

Super thick gel medium through the stencil on top of ColorSparx.

As you can see below ColorSparx spreads so the stencil design will not line up perfectly. That’s okay because what happens next is so much fun.

ColorSparx spreads so the stencil design will not line up but that's okay.

Technique #3 – When the gel dried, I added the stencil design to the background using white acrylic paint and let it dry. Mixing ColorSparx with water I used a brush to add the color to the background. The best part is the watercolor not covered with gel reactivates and adds more color to the background. The acrylic paint acts as a resist. Fun right?

Mixing ColorSparx with water I added it to the background. The white acrylic paint acts as a resist.

Here is the finished piece.

Here is tip to using TCW Color Sparx Powders. I like to shake them before using. It mixes up all the color particles so you get the perfect color.

If you use any of these techniques, share it with us on our Facebook pageInstagram, Twitter, and Pinterest using hashtag #tcwstencillove.

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Karenliz Henderson
The Crafters Workshop Design Team

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