I had two ideas I wanted to explore with this stencil. The first is a piece of watercolor paper that had been previously gelatin mono printed and stamped with my hand-cut acrylic stamps. Some of the shapes in the stamp reminded me of this stencil.
Here is the paper before the addition of the stencil
I put the stencil over a portion of the surface.
My intent is to lightly spray acrylic paint (Liquitex) in a series of layers.
I like the way this looks. The lightly sprayed paint allows the base layers to be seen through the stencil openings.
For the next project I used a small box that was part of a holiday gift.
Using washi tape on the sides and over the surface I was able to alter the appearance.
Once the top of the lid was fully covered, I placed the stencil on the surface and
pounced a layer of opaque white paint into it.
I love the ghosted pattern of the tape under the white paint and the linear openings from the stencil!
I drew around the edges of the paint with a black pen.
I had a previously cut, fused piece of fabric from Jamie Fingal's new line from Hoffman.
Since fabric fuses quite nicely to paper (and boxes!) I decided it was a fun addition to this
box. Since it was a coffee cup it needed some "steam".
I wrote a few thoughts about my love of coffee into the "steam".
I hope you like my little box project. A little tape, a bit of paint with this fun stencil,
a bit of leftover fabric, and you have a great little gift box that is truly unique.
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