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Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Stencil Technique #4
The substrate I used for this technique was a recycled cardboard that I salvaged from a cardboard shoe box. (See post below for another project I did using recycled shoe boxes). I didn't have to paint a base coat of paint on this since it already had a black paper coating, but if the substrate you choose to work with needs a base coat, choose any color you like. Next, grab a glue stick! That's right, you want to cover the substrate with a glue stick, this will give you the amazing crackle texture you see here in the background. Let this set for just a couple of minutes and apply an acrylic paint that you slightly thinned. You don't want it too thick, but you don't want it too thin either. Just like Goldilocks, you want it just right-like thick gravy! LOL! Let this dry, then take another stencil and dab another acrylic with a stencil brush in a random hit or miss action. (The lines are from a beautiful heart stencil from Stencil Girl). The red design is another stencil from Stencil Girl, but to apply this I again used a baby wipe and an inkpad. A hit or miss action for applying, allows all the underneath colors to show through.