Feel the Sunshine

Charmaine here with a fun project using a brand new stencil and the fabulous Stencil Butter! And I made you an accompanying video!

TCW Felixia Daisy and Stencil Butter

TCW provided me with some awesome goodies to play with, but the opinions and creations are my own.

I prepared a 12×12 Media Board with TCW White Gesso and let it dry. Next, I gave it a blue watercolor wash; I used an Altenew watercolor brush here.

Have some fun arranging a collage of scrapbook paper and adhere them with TCW Matte Gel Medium. I even added some washi tape. Mix TCW Ocean Blue Stencil Butter with White gesso and paint parts of the media board. Add white gesso to break up the blue. Add more marks with Stabilo Woody pencils that react with water.

The Media board may start to “buckle” up once wet, but the board will regain the original flat form.

Use the brand new TCW929 Felicia Daisy stencil and center on the media board. Use washi tape for two reasons: First, to secure the stencil and second, to close off the center. I used a metal spatula to smear the TCW Gamboge Stencil Butter all over the leaves. I wasn’t meticulous in layering the butter; some have more hills than valleys. It takes about 30 minutes for the butter to completely dry. Remove the stencil and wash it thoroughly.

Now for the fun part, while the butter is drying, gently heat it. The butter reacts to the heat by making all sizes of bubbles. It looks like you worked really hard in creating so much depth and dimension with modeling paste.

The center was painted with watercolor: brown and black tones. Let this dry. Match up the stencil over the flower again and use washi tape to secure the stencil. Smear TCW Light and Fluffy Modeling Paste through the stencil’s center. Remove, let dry and wash the stencil.

When the center is dry, use the same brown and black watercolor to color the modeling paste. Add TCW Copper Penny Modeling paste over the centers for dimension. Also, use TCW Antique Gold Modeling Paste over the leaves. Use your finger to apply these.

I felt like the background disappeared against this bright flower, so I added stamped images all around. Use Stazon Ink (Dove Gray, Pumpkin, Jet Black) because they won’t smear the image. The red rubber stamps are from Unity Stamp Company.

I hope you liked the video and will give the “Butta” a go! Leave me a comment below!

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2 thoughts on “Feel the Sunshine

  1. I loved watching this video today. Heating the “butta” while drying was just the effect i needed, but, didn’t know I needed! I can’t wait to use it on the project I am working on now! I have learned so many interesting techniques watching these TCW Blog videos! Also, I have purchased many cool products and stencils that have expanded my confidence and creativity to experiment as well!

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