How To Use Stencils With Liquid Watercolours

Happy Wednesday!

In my DT package this month I received a number of the new liquid watercolours together with some stencils.  I thought I’d do a post about using the two together.  This is something I hadn’t thought to do before but once I tried it, I couldn’t stop!


I began on my journey carefully choosing the Dream Big stencil as I thought I could use the watercolours through it easily.  I used watercoloured paper and taped my stencil to the paper then on my glass mat I chose my colours and painted through the stencil after giving each section a wash with water.

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I attempted a slight ombre shading going from dark blue to light blue.  I like how it worked out, in particular on the BIG.  I finished my card by adding nuvo drops to give a little texture and matted it on blue card.

Next, I used the Net Lace stencil on the corner of my watercolour card and used just 2 colours – pretty peony and eggplant through the stencil.

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I wet the paper first with my brush then added the colours gtadually throught the stencil.   The outcome reminded me of tie and dye.  Once I was happy with the colours I added a spatter of Eggplant.

To finish the card I die cut a part of the watercoloured piece and adhered it onto a card blank with a strip of washi tape to the left and a die cut sentiment on the bottom right corner.

For my final creation, I remembered to take a photo of my desk so you can see how it looked before I peeled the stencil off.

You can see how I’ve taped the stencil to my glass mat and this time I just used the colours I already had on my glass mat as I didn’t want to waste them.
Once I peeled off the stencil I decided I couldn’t cut it up and wanted to use the creation in its entirity.
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I matted it onto black card and added a die cut sentiment in black to finish.  I absolutely love rainbow colours so of my 3 creations this is definitely my favourite!  How about you – which do you like best?  I’d love to know in the comments below.

See you again soon!

Products Used:

CrafTangles 6"x6" Stencil - Dream Big little OneCrafTangles 6"x6" Stencil - Net LaceCrafTangles 6"x6" Stencil  - Geometric Bursts

CrafTangles liquid watercolor (15 ml) - Pretty PeonyCrafTangles liquid watercolor (15 ml) - Pumpkin OrangeCrafTangles liquid watercolor (15 ml) - Eggplant
CrafTangles liquid watercolor (15 ml) - SoulmateCrafTangles liquid watercolor (15 ml) - Lemon TartCrafTangles liquid watercolor (15 ml) - LimelightCrafTangles liquid watercolor (15 ml) - PoolsideCrafTangles liquid watercolor (15 ml) - Ocean Breeze
Tonic Nuvo Crystal Gloss Drops
Everything else from my stash


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