A Stenciled Frame for Watercolor - January 2018

Monday, January 22, 2018

Today, I am sharing a scrapbook layout I created for The Crafter's Workshop earlier this month to document my son turning 11.  This is not necessarily a birthday page, but just a casual selfie that captured my feelings.

I used the two 12x 12 stencils below along with some White Gesso to prep my white cardstock for using watercolor.


This is one of my favorite stencils, but I wanted to make a big impact and not cover up the design I loved so much.

 I knew I wanted to use watercolors, so I added a light coat of the Gesso to the a piece of white cardstock, hoping to keep my background from buckling too much under the water.

I used VersaMark and some white embossing powder to heat emboss the stenciled borders of frames and dot to create a border to capture the watercolor with.

Using 4 or 5 colors of blue, turquoise, and purple I painted the darkest under the area I planned to place the photo and lightened up the paint out front that point.

While the paint dried, I used the two 'Distressed' circle stencils and inked the shapes onto vellum.

I layered the vellum circles under the photo combined with a few black foam phrase stickers.

The quote that kept coming to mind with this photo was this quote from Shel Silverstein in the classic book, 'The Giving Tree.'

I mounted the watercolored background to a piece of black cardstock and wrote the quote within the painted frames and stamped the date.

Thanks so much for stopping by the Blog today!  I hope this inspires you to create a background for ant kind of project using your stencils!


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