Hi there ePer's! Today it's Erin here with you, showing you a different way to use stencils! Since this month is all about stencils, I thought I would utilize them in a unique way that you may not have thought of!
I was recently re-organizing my kitchen tools drawer, trying to make room for MORE tools, and I came across 2 wooden spoons that I have not used in ages! I use my Pampered Chef wooden spoons, how could I use anything else?! So, I threw them in my craft room to use for a rainy day!
That rainy, actually sunny day, came today! I looked at this spoon and thought, what would happen if I painted it, and used my stencils on it?! Well, now we know! We will learn what the limitations are, and what is boundless!
First, I started with a plain wooden spoon.
Then, I painted it with white gesso.
I used Tim's Dot Fade stencil and London Blue Dylusions Spray for the first layer.
Here's where my boundaries occurred. I wanted to layer it with stencils and colors, but every time I did that, the color pooled in the center, because essentially, I'm working with a spoon! Hello!!!! So, I just started spraying different colors to get that blue/green mixture that you see. In addition to the London Blue, I used Vibrant Turquoise, Cut Grass, and a bit of White Linen which fogged it up a little. But, I sprayed over that, so the white doesn't really show through.
Then, I took my Stars stencil, and some joint compound and made some stars! I dried each one before moving on to the next one, because if I laid the stencil on top of the one before, it would have smashed!
Then, I took my white Signo Uni-ball pen and created the Honeycomb pattern that you see. Lastly, I took my Black Artist Pen and filled in some of the dots from the Bubble stencil. I lined the outside and inside edge with the Black Pen just for some contrast. I laid the Dot Fade stencil over the whole spoon again, and sprayed over it with London Blue. That's why the stars are a bit blue!
I hope that you have liked what I have created for you today! A quick little project, but a lot of mediums used, and a new technique for using your stencils! It's not just for walls and paper anymore!!!!!
Have a wonderful day!