Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Another Stencil Project
I have so enjoyed working with stencils that I make on my Cricut machine, that I've decided to do another set - this time of leaves. I made five stencils: four different leaves and then a fifth one that was a smaller version of one of the others. Which brings up another thing I like about the Cricut process: once you do your drawing, you can make different sizes of it for different applications.
Anyway, I began with a simple paper collage then added washes of greens and blues. I stenciled my leaves on several sheets of tissue paper, using white gesso. When the gesso was dry, I applied washes of watercolor which tinted the paper but left the leaf design essentially white. I then added pieces of the tissue paper until I had a design that I liked.