I wanted to play with the technique where you remove background paint through a stencil.
I started by gluing strips of dictionary pages onto my journal page.
Next, I painted blocks of colour using Paperartsy fresco Baltic Blue, Turquoise and Dusty Teal onto my page.
Before the paint was dry I laid the stencil over and removed some flower shapes through my stencil with baby wipes. Then, with fresco Banana, I applied paint through the stencil using a foam pad.
Next, I used the stencil as a template and drew through it onto patterned papers and cut out the flower shapes. I inked the edges to define them.
I doodled a little on my page using a watercolour pencil and my white Uniball pen.
I added some words from a Tim Holtz chitchat pad, and glued down my paper flowers, adding buttons for the centres.
So, there is my finished journal page based around one flower stencil.
Don't forget the blog hop for this month. Here are the details:-
This month alongside our Challenge, we are also running a Blog Hop with a Sizzix Big Shot Machine & Die Bundle as the prize. To enter, you must be a Follower of our Challenge Blog and Hop along to each of our Design Team Members Blogs and leave a comment. We will still be running our normal monthly challenge and those who link their Use A Stencil projects will also be entered into our £20 Voucher draw. The Winners will be picked at random in early June. So hop on over to Christine's 1st Project - Use A Stencil
After you have visited my blog, its time to hop over to Brenda.
I hope that this has inspired you to join in on the Country View Crafts blog. There is lots of time left to enter. Thanks for looking!