Saturday, 8 February 2020

How To Use Stencil PS180

Yesterday I revealed that I had designed some large format stencils to match my new house stamps.

Today I am going to explain how to use the stencil which matches the stamp set below.

 Step 1: Stamp your image - I do this in a stamping platform. (Ensure you don't remove the stamp from the platform once you have done this and don't allow your stamped image to move throughout this whole process - if you want to re-stamp your image afterwards.)

  Step 2: Line up 'step 1' of the stencil and apply your chosen colour of paint/s.

 Step 3: Apply a light wash of your choice of paint colours onto the foliage behind the flowers. (There isn't a stencil step for this part - just paint directly onto the stamped image.)

 Step 4: Line up 'step 2' on the stencil with the flowers on the roof and apply your next choices of paint colours.

Step 5: Line up 'step 3' on the stencil with the middles of the flowers and apply your chosen colour. 

 Step 6: Line up 'step 4' on the stencil with the windows and door frame and apply your chosen paint. As you can see above when it comes to the door frame I only apply the paint where it is needed - ie the doorframe and steps.

 Step 7: Line up 'step 5' on the stencil with the door and apply your paint.

 Step 8: Line up 'step 6' on the stencil with the door window-frame, doorknob and The Flower Tower plaque and apply your chosen paint colours to these areas.

Step 9: Line up 'step 7' on the stencil with the windows and apply your paint.

Step 10: The house is now completely painted but all the stamped detail has been lost.

Step 11: Re-ink the stamp to re-stamp the detail.

Hope this helps!

Always work the paint well into your applicator first before applying the paint through the stencil.

My preferred applicators for this technique are several small domed stencil brushes.

When working through the steps of the stencil only apply the paint where it is needed for that particular step. For instance if you want a black frame around the door only apply the black paint to the frame area rather than across the whole door as this will enable you to still see the stamped image thus making it easier to line up the next step.

Don't be afraid to add light and shade when using the stencil by using more than one colour within the same area.

Add depth and interest afterwards to your stencilled image using pens, pencils, paint, ink etc.. to really bring your image to life.

Tomorrow I will show you detailed steps on how to use stencil PS181.


Stampers Grove said...

Thanks for the technique tip Kay. Will be sharing. 🙂

PaperArtsy said...

This is such a god way to allow you to layer up paints so accurately!! Very helpful!