You know I'm hooked on stencils - designing, cutting and using them, whether my own or commercial ones. I've been playing for the last two days, designing and cutting some hearts from Tyvek that are meant to be layered:
The cut-outs themselves will work as masks, once they are designed some more themselves.
I also road-tested a technique I learned from Julie Fei-Fan Balzer's stencilling freebies this past week. It involves taking a less-than-beloved piece of paper,
through a commercial stencil
and mixed the remains of the two colours to do the tulips on the left, which I textured heavily just for fun and an alternate look.
Of course I had to play with the layered stencil I'd so carefully cut, so I started with a Gelli plate background and went wild with Daniel Smith's cadmium yellow (medium) and quinacridone purple, along with a couple of stamps.
I really enjoyed the layering process, so I didn't stop there. More Gelli plate prints and more layered stencilling,