Welcome to the fourth week of #RANZAmade stencil techniques. This week I'll show you a unique to use open and detailed stencils together. This is like the sister version of the Stamp on Stamp Action post Julie featured many moons ago (eclipse humor, sorry). I omitted a product picture, but the links will be at the end as always.
After testing this out a few ways, I decided it looked best painting the tag first. I wanted a pop of contrast for this, so I grabbed Hansa Yellow Opaque. Let it dry for best results.
Now we revisit the pouncing of paint I love so very much. Here I used a makeup wedge to pounce in to a bit of teal. Always pounce off the excess to reduce the bleed-under. I used the bigger unicorn and eyeballed the center and went for it. If you look closely the unicorn is ever so slightly taller than the tag, but I didn't let that bother me. The unicorn still looks like a unicorn, so I didn't let that stop me!
Let this dry, because you may need to play and adjust a bit in the next step. This is not a 3-D book, I just happened to use this stencil to test out this technique a few times. I placed the Love Sonnet stencil down first on the tag (this is where you can adjust if you wanted to play with the text, or other detailed stencil). Then on top of that stencil, the Unicorn stencil is placed. Align as best you can, but remember this is handmade, not machine made! Note: This one reason I went for high-contrast, you can see the design so much easier.
Pour out a bit of black paint, and pounce in and pounce off excess, and go for it!
Cue the dramatic reveal music: ...
I love the super contrast made with just yellow, teal, and black!
Don't you think this is a great way to use an open and detailed stencil together?! I love it. I have a bunch of older stencils that I want to try this with now. You can see in my header I opted for a non-painted tag to start and the contrast isn't as powerful, yet still nice.
Alternative version in warm tones. Here I started with a pink and red toned background, added the text in the unicorn next. I laid the unicorn last and just outlined it with a white Sharpie paint pen. The stars are just an added bonus for fun.
Have you tried this method of stenciling before? I bet you're thinking of the all combinations you can create. I hope I've inspired you to reach for your stencils (and have enticed you, that you always need more stencils)!