I start with a gessoed small canvas, 6" by 6". I just slather the gesso on with an old hotel key or credit card and allow it to dry. Next I wiped off some excess Turquoise paint from my brush that I was using on a different project and set it aside to dry.
To add interest to the background I stamped Dyan Reaveley's Basic Background numbers and alphabet with StazOn Jet Black ink. I needed more layers so I began by placing a stencil on top of the canvas from the Coral Series (ACSET006) and applied more gesso through it.
Now it needed a pop of a contrasting color so I used DWM Tangerine and another stencil called Halftone Circles (TCW418).
Petunia is a tad too tall for the canvas that's why I chose that phrase and cut her legs off, now she can sit down and relax. To finish it I inked the canvas edges with StazOn Midnight Blue.
Stencils to me are like shoes.....I don't think a girl can have too many! Thanks for stopping by today, I'll have another tutorial on how to use your stencils next Tuesday. I hope to see you then! ~Hugs~ Renee xxx