You may recall these silly pictures of me wearing the make & take that I designed for The Crafter's Workshop CHA booth.
You will need:
Note: I didn't include links to any of the stencils because they're not available yet.
STEP ONE: Monoprint with a Stencil
A blank white canvas can be very intimidating. One easy way to mess it up is with a quick monoprint with a stencil!
Squirt acrylic paint onto a Gelli Plate. (If you don't have a Gelli Plate, use a piece of glass or even some Palette Paper. It won't be exactly the same, but quite similar.)
Roll the paint out with a brayer.
Place a stencil onto the Gelli Plate.
Place a piece of Sticky Back Canvas face-down onto the Gelli Plate.
Lift it off and you'll see your print!
I like to clean my plate by making additional prints with the remaining paint on the Gelli Plate.
Don't forget to lift the stencil and make one more print!
Check out this quick video where I show you the printing:
STEP TWO: Layer, layer, layer!
Now it's time to have some fun with lots and lots of layers of stenciling. In my FREE online class, Stencil 101, I share how I like to apply acrylic paint through a stencil. It's the method that I used for all of the stenciling you see here:
STEP THREE: Create the Pendants
I discovered that the smallest rectangle on the 6x6 "Life Masks" stencil (numbers are for the 12x12 version)...
Trace the smaller rectangle on the back (paper side) of the Sticky Back Canvas.
Once you've traced them all, cut out the rectangles using a sharp pair of scissors.
You are effectively trapping the neck cord in the center of the two sticky pieces. I like to use my fingernail to smooth out the canvas on each side of the cord. If you didn't match up the two pieces of canvas, no worries. Simply trim with scissors.
And remember, you can make the necklace any length you want. Add one pendant, three pendants (as seen in the first set of photos), or even seven pendants as seen here:
P.S. Don't forget that your necklace is double-sided! So you're actually getting two-for-one! :)