May Flaum here today to share with you a technique that has me using more white paint, mist, and my stencils than ever before!
The process is super simple too – just lay down a stencil, cover it with a thick coating of white paint, and mist!
I prefer Dylusions sprays for this – but any color would do. You can use loads of colors or just one.
Once you are satisfied with the amount of color, lift off the stencil and let it dry!
You can, of course, then come back in and add more colors if you aren’t happy with the results but I suggest letting it dry fully first as the colors will change as the paint and mist dries.
I have used my painted and stenciled background to create this card.
My bird is stamped onto specialty stamping paper and then colored with my favorite watercolor set. When I finished, I blotted the bird dry to create the cool texture effect you see.
This technique is one I just can’t get enough of! Here is another example. This time I started with a pink inked tag then used yellow and orange lists on top.
Playing with color combinations is so much fun – and I love how well this works with this lovely new stencil of mine.
The texture, color, and ability to get all kinds of color mediums out to play has this technique at the top of my list these days! I hope you’ve enjoyed my projects and that you try using your stencils in this way on a project in the near future!
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What a great technique, and it turned out beautiful! Thank you
Wow I love this technique and cannot wait to go and try it out!! I Love the colors!! Thanks May!!
Wow! love all those elements especially the coloring, just great
OMG….did you hear my out loud WOW ? Absolutely Stunning technique and cards! TFS
Very cool effect. TFS
this is fantastic-can’t wait to try it!!!
Stunning! Love this technique! Thanks for sharing it!
Bright and happy colors!
wow… fabulous results with this technique! Have to try it!
Amazing technique, stunning tag!
Love both projects with this bird and stencil.
This is so much fun! Thanks for the inspiration; definitely going to make this.
Stunning creation! I follow the blog by email.
This is such a gorgeous tag!
great card + techniques!
Love those textures and colors! Lovely projects! TFS
I love the card and the tag! The colors are great on both of them, but I have to say I really love the colors on the tag. Thanks for sharing.
so interesting with all the texture!
Beautiful colors! I love the blue tones you used.
Wow , that’s fantastic technique and background!
What an interesting technique!
LOVE the birds, great paint stenciling and color! Terrific cards. I can’t believe you created the awesome dimensional effect w/thick paint. I was wondering–how long does it take it to dry? :)
great projects, i love the blue and teal colors on the first one.
I am stupefied at how easy and lovely these came out! And the bird is a the perfect addition.
I love playing with stencils and masks…so I really like these inspiration cards!!
Awesome technique and projects, will definitely be having a go – I just love the effect! x
This is so fantastic!!!!!!
Love the birds!!
beautiful work with modeling paste!
What a lovely technique! I can’t wait to try it. Those bird stamps are going on my wish list!
Love the color combinations! And the birds are great!
Love it! The stamp set is beautiful and the stencil…yummy, I mean its gorgeous. Can wait to buy it!
Wow, these backgrounds are beautiful. I wonder if I can use what I have in my craft room to do something similar.
This is SOOOOOOOO amazing! I can’t wait to get my hands on that stencil!
Both are stunning. Love the use of embossing paste.
Love this technique. I will have to try it.
I love my Dylusions inks. I need more stencils so I can try this technique!
Oh my gosh, how stunning!
This technique is cool. Off to find my supplies to se if I can recreate it.
what a cool technique, I am going to have to try it!!
Cool technique. Did you use acrylic paint or gel medium?
Love the stencil and the technique…very different and very beautiful :)
Love this technique. I am looking for good ideas for individual book covers for my life story for my family. I have seen several stencil techniques that will be perfect. Yours is great with paint. I have tried the fluffy spackling compound and it seems to work good too. After it is dry I paint it, but love the idea of spraying while all is wet. I love the creativity of the human mind and how we all just build a little on each other’s ideas.
does the mist give it texture?
Love it what stencil are you using
I just loved your work, the stencil just makes it perfect, can you tell me what it is please?
What is the name of the stencil you used and do you sell it? I love it!
Beautiful work. I love the stencil you used. What is it and do you sell it?
How long do you leave the stencil on for? Lift immediately after applying the paint and misted colour? or wait a few minutes, then remove the stencil?
Is it a glossy paint? or Semi-gloss? or flat paint? Or, it doesn’t matter? I assume it is an acrylic craft paint?