Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Technique Tuesday - Sponged stenciling - DecoArt media

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I'm a technique addict and so many that I have used over the years are buried within projects and blog posts and often get lost and even forgotten so I am starting a series where I can label all my techniques together so that not only I but you also can get to them a bit quicker if we need to refresh ourselves what they are. I will be using mostly DecoArt products, particularly the media line paints and mediums.

Today I am beginning with a simple sponged paint and stencil technique.

First sponge some colours onto card blending them a little as you dab each colour on.


I used quinacridone red, quinacridone violet, dioxazine purple and titan buff.


When dry, lay the stencil over and blend titanium white and titan buff over the stencil making it a random coverage and not too thick a coat so that some of the colour underneath blends through ..........


 ........... so that when you remove it the coloured pattern is revealed and some of the channels from the stencilling have also been coloured.  I really love this effect.


This is a really simple way to create a background with a fabulous mottled effect that can now be stamped over, embellished in fact whatever you want. I tend to give mine a dirty glaze coverage to make it more aged and vintaged looking. (See a Technique Tuesday post coming up)


Another example can be seen on this post here.

I hope you enjoy this series and if you want to keep a track of them individually why not add them to a Pinterest Board - here's a graphic for you.



Thanks for stopping by and have a great week.

hugs Brenda xxx

23 comments:

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Beautiful texture Brenda! Thanks for sharing :)

Kathyk said...

OH WOW! Fabulous, TFS

Kathyk

Aquarius said...

It is great to be reminded of some of the many interesting techniques which often get 'lost' or forgotten in senior moments. This is so effective and no two would be alike which is what I like about many techniques - each unique although starting with the same 'instructions'.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Fabulous effect and wow - a super idea to share your techniques with us every week!
SUPER!

Dortesjs said...

whoooooo great - love the first sponged paint and stencil technique very much and the very nice white afterwards...I will try this for sure.

Paper Profusion said...

Great idea Brenda and thank-you for starting series. It will be super to either learn anew or refresh. Nicola x

Team Clark said...

Oh how fun Brenda! Sometimes the most simple techniques can yield the most favorable result. Gorgeous! So fun and I anxiously await next week! ;0 Hugs, Autumn

Coco said...

Thanks for sharing Brenda, easy but great technique indeed; Your background is very beautiful already at this stage!
I will follow with interest your series, thank you and Deoart too :) xx

Sue said...

Gorgeous background Brenda, I'm looking forward to your series xx

Meggymay said...

Its a great technique and it has made a fantastic background.
Yvonne xx

rachel said...

lovely technique Brenda and a brilliant background - will need to look out for this feature! Great idea! Hugs rachel x

Angela Radford said...

Hi Brenda, nothing like a good play. Have a great crafty week, Angela xXx

Inky and Quirky Designs said...

Fab tutorial Brenda, can't wait for another rustica one :)
Hugs
Donna xx

Lisa said...

Oh wow, this is stunning!! What a fabulous technique!! Can't wait to try it!! Thanks for the inspiration!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)
Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Patty O'Malley said...

Nice!

maria's knutselplezier said...

Wow Brenda this looks worderful, I love the beautiful colours and the accents with white accents, great backgrounds for beautifull art work!!

Greetings
Maria

Nikki Acton said...

Huge fan of sponging! Great idea to do a series...will be a great resource for us all. Xxx

Juls said...

Fab technique xx

Gina said...

Oh you are so spoiling us Ambassador of all things Arty :D XXX

Redanne said...

What a wonderful start to the series Brenda, the colours are stunning together! I look forward to rest of the series!! Hugs, Anne xx

Sara Barker said...

Oh, I'm going to love Tuesdays again! Fabulous technique with rich results! Sorry I'm going to miss next Tuesday's already, but love playing catch up! Have a wonderful week, my friend! Hugs!

Annie said...

such a lovely idea Brenda and I love the texture/colours used here xx I might just to have to use it later today xxx

Hugs Annie xx

Joi at RR said...

What a GORGEOUS background and super fun technique. Thanks bunches Brenda! Xj.