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Holly Stencilling

Joy holly Heather Telford

I have a couple more stencilled and watercoloured cards to share today. I used the same technique to create these panels as I did to make the ‘stained glass‘ panel shared earlier in the week.

Joy holly close up Heather Telford

I began with the stencil taped to a piece of watercolour paper then spread molding paste over the stencil to fill all the little holly leaves and berries. While the paste was still wet I sprinkled brusho powder over the stencil then spritzed lightly with water. The water activates the brusho which spreads, blends and soaks into the paste. I removed the stencil and let the paste dry for quite a while before handling it. On the panel below I used a pearl paste instead of white to achieve a shimmery appearance. Water and colour did seep under the stencil in a couple of places but I trimmed the panel to utilise the best portion.

rejoice holly Heather Telford

I finished the cards with die-cut sentiments and mats. To make the ‘Joy to the world’ sentiment pop I traced around it with a gold gel pen. You can see in the photo below the shimmer from the pearl paste. When I sprinkled the brusho over and spritzed, it really did not look good; it was more of a dirty mustard colour. Once it dried, though it looked pearly with shades of yellow, green and gold peeping through.

rejoice holly closeup Heather Telford

I apologize if I did not answer your questions about the last post; I’ve been travelling around a bit this week and visiting family in Canberra and Newcastle. When the choice was computer time or duplo with my delightful three year old great nephew, well really, there was no choice!

Supplies

Dies:  Joy to the World, Rejoice(PB)
Stencil: Holly Medley (PB)
Paints: Red and green Brusho (Colourcraft)
Paper: Fabriano watercolour paper, red cardstock
Also: molding paste, texture luxe pearl paste, gold gel pen

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4 Comments on “Holly Stencilling”

  1. Lindsey says:

    Must try this! These are beautiful!

  2. Susie Williams says:

    Wow, I always love seeing your latest creations. This is FABULOUS!!! I hope you had a wonderful holiday Heather. I’m a great-aunt too, so I know exactly what you mean.

  3. Pat says:

    Beautiful work as usual Heather and glad you have had a good week. It’s a very long time since I got anywhere near any Lego, I do remember how much fun it was though! x


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