I love playing with dried paint pigment and my favorites are Bisters, Brushos and Color Burst; although, there are other brands available. This techniques uses a stencil to create a very unique image.
- Watercolor paper. My favorite is Canson watercolor paper. Canson – www.cansonstudio.com.
- Dried paint pigment. I used Brusho by Colourcraft in orange and yellow colors – Amazon – www.amazon.com or Dick Blick – www.dickblick.com. You could use Ken Oliver’s Color Burst – www.kensworldinprogress.com, or Nuance by Magneta – www.magentastyle.com. I have used all the products and they are similar in nature.
- Paper trimmer – my favorite is, Fiskars 12” ProCision Rotary Bypass Trimmer – www.fiskars.com.
- Dragon stencil by StencilGirl Products. I bought mine at the Ink Pad in NYC – www.shoptheinkpad.com or you can get it at StencilGirl Products – www.stencilgirlproducts.com.
- Tim Holtz mini mister spray – www.timholtz.com
- Paper towels
- Painters tape
- Bone folder – my favorite is Martha Stewart’s.
- Adhesive – Towbow adhesive runner – www.tombowusa.com.
- Tape down stencil to watercolor paper. You don’t want the water to seep under the stencil, so make sure the stencil is flat.
- Sprinkle Brusho’s (or other dried paint pigment) over the stencil.
- Spritz the open areas of stencil with water. Blot with paper towel if too wet. I use the actual paper towel roll to roll over stencil to blot. (Save the paper towels. I will show you how to use them in backgrounds in another post).
- Repeat until desired color is achieved.
- Blot stencil with paper towel and remove it.
- Cut image and mount on card base.
StencilGirl Products – Dragon Stencil
Art Profolio holder.
Tip – As you can see the stencil is quite large and bigger than a card size. Cut the rest of the stencil up to make great card or ATC backgrounds.
Storage Tip – I have many stencils and I have found a wonderful storage solution, I use a 14″ x 11″ Art Profolio by Itoya available at Dick Blick – www.dickblick.com.
More Info on Dried Paint Pigments – If you want to see more examples, I have a Facebook group – Bister, Brusho, and Color Burst Enthusiasts, check it out!
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