Saturday 27 January 2018

Tando Creative - Stencils

The theme for this week at TC is 'masks and stencils'. I'm sure there are a number of people who don't know the difference between them and many think you can exchange the words for the same products, but that's just not the case. Let's just take a refresher for a moment - a stencil gives you a positive shape/pattern when you ink or run texture paste through it, a mask gives you the negative shape - it really is that simple.

I have used a number of stencils with the DecoArt media acrylics and just one bit of stamping - check out the brand new Andy Skinner Textures set from Stampendous. You can get some wonderful mixed media layers for a background using them with some distressed layers of paint inbetween - check out the Tando blog to see how I created them.

The wonderful gentleman is another Andy stencil used with black modeling paste and this gives such a powerful contrast to the background.

A few embellishments and it's done.

I hope you can pop over to the Tando blog to see what other lovely projects have been posted on this theme and perhaps leave a little love.

Thanks for stopping by.

hugs Brenda xxx

Updated -- copied over from the Tando blog

I began by painting raw sienna and gold media acrylic paints on the substrate and then used black acrylic through an Andy Skinner stencil.

I love this technique of creating distressed painty layers - I painted titan buff onto the card and then rubbed it onto the board - it covers some of the background and some of the stenciling ....

... and so the mottled layering begins.

 Why not mix your own colours too? Having used the black I added some vermillion and created this dark brown and stencilled the dots.

Not wanting to waste the bit left over I mixed it with pyrrole red to create this lovely burgundy shade that I used with the Tando mini cogs stencil.

A little bit of stamping and a little more monoprinted titan buff and I'm happy with the background.

But I haven't finished with the stencils just yet. I took the steampunk one by Andy and with black modeling paste created the focal image .....

... and finished with a quote and some embellishments suspended from a rusty wire hanging.

I hope you have fun with your stencils this week.