I've been playing with these for days and I'm amazed at what a beautiful background can be made by using not just one but two of these stencils. Here is what I made for today, it's a card but it could have been a tag. I'll show you the finished project and if you're interested in the tutorial just read on.
I started with this stencil called Quasi and some Pan Pastels in greens, yellow ochre and blues. I taped the stencil down on a piece of watercolor paper using some washi tape and applied the pastels.
When I liked the look I had achieved, I set the pastels with a spray on fixative. Next I tore the top and bottom edges and applied more of the darker green pastel. The next stencil from the series of four that I used was this one, it's called Penrose:
I applied white gesso on top of the Pan Pastels so that the piece I was gluing on top would stand out.
I was inspired by the Artistcellar new stencils but also by the altered Bottle art work on display at the Craft Stampers Take It, Make It Challenge. I hope you will check out the Artistcellar blog and see the other fabulous creations made by the rest of the members of the design team. There is also a blog hop taking place that you can participate in. Who knows maybe you'll win a fabulous prize! In the meantime, thanks for stopping by, take care ~ Renee