This time I've been playing with Jessica's Embrace The Rain stencil, which looks like this...
Isn't it so FUN?!!!
There are so many things you could do with this stencil by putting the different parts together in different ways! This time I chose to use the girl in the middle that is carrying the umbrella. I was working on an art journal page for a Soulistry prompt about holding on to your dreams. The image of the girl with the hearts on her umbrella fit perfectly with the vision of what I wanted to say. Here's how the page turned out...
I did a lot of paper piecing for this one. The hills are maps, and the road was cut from a photography book.
Here's a closeup of just the girl...
1. Use a variety of pink, orange and red small foam ink pads to stencil through the umbrella onto white cardstock. Outline the shape with a fine black pen, and cut out.
2. Use the same black pen to outline the shape of the raincoat, by tracing through the stencil onto pink patterned paper. Cut out.
3. Repeat #2 to trace the legs onto beige patterned paper. Cut out.
4. Glue the pieces down so they fit together.
Easy peasy right? It was so much fun to do, and I can just imagine all the different effects you could achieve by varying the colors and patterns!
I also want to share one more way you can use this stencil. This is a page I did awhile ago, and shared then, but here it is again in case you missed it...
Here's a closeup of the girl...
One tip for using this stencil (or any stencil where you only want to use part of it at a time). Before applying the modeling paste, use masking tape around the edges of the part that you want to use, to separate it from the rest of the images.
I just love the variety of emotions you can express with this stencil! So many possibilities!
I hope I've given you some ideas of how to use the Embrace The Rain Stencil.
Please check out Jessica's blog, and the other test-driving artists, to see what they did with this stencil too!
If you'd like to purchase the Embrace The Rain Stencil, click here to go to Stencil Girl Products.
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