Hello! Jennifer here on the blog to share a home decor project I created using one of the Clear Scraps Layering Stencils! Fall is upon us here in the Central US which means time for putting out all of my autumn decorations! Using the layering stencils helps put a personal touch on your creations!
For my project, I used an 8x8 canvas and the Swirl Tree Layering Stencil! And I'm going to show you exactly how I created my tree!
Each Layering Stencil has a two part design to create a unique image. First, I placed my stencil onto the paper securing with washi tape. Using modeling paste and brown acrylic paint mixed together, I filled in the trunk portion of the stencil.
While my paper was drying, I washed the stencil with water so I could be ready for the next layer! For the leaves portion of the stencil, I used Inka Gold in Copper and Gold. I tried to use a dabber but found it was a lot easier to just spread the paste with my finger! LOL I probably used a bit too much so my leaves didn't turn out as "clean" as I would've liked. FYI, if you haven't used Inka Gold, you must try it!
After my paints were dry, I was ready to embellish with chipboard pieces and stickers.
An up-close of my stenciling...not perfect but that's ok! Sometimes its a learning curve! I have to admit that mixed media is not my strong point..but I love trying new things!
Thanks for stopping by! You can check out the variety of Layering Stencils in the Clear Scraps shop! Have a great day!
Additional products used: patterned paper, chipboard, stickers, enamel dots, die cuts: Simple Stories; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; journaling pen: American Crafts; adhesive: Beacon Adhesives, 3M; circle punch: Fiskars; spray ink: Heidi Swapp, Tattered Angels; modeling paste: Teresa Collins Designs; misc: thread, sewing machine, acrylic paint.