Today I am joining a group of women "test driving" Jessica Sporn's Bubble Girl stencil available at StencilGirl Products.
This stencil said "make a wish" to me... so I instantly thought of making a card with it!
This stencil might speak something different to you. (I love the bubbles and see lots of background possibilities in future art pieces too!)
(Editor's note: I had to re-create the photos as the original ones were deleted ~ so some the images might not look exactly the same. If it is too confusing or if you have any questions, please let me know, I am more than happy to explain! )
For my card, I took a sheet of watercolor paper and folded it in half. I used green and blue gouache paints and made a background "wash". I didn't try to control the flow of the paints, I let it be totally organic.
I put the paints on dry and then squirted spray of water & let them run!
After that dried, I flicked small dots of magenta in a few areas for some contrast. (not shown in photo)
I then placed the stencil on my dried card and dabbed green paint through the stencil. You will need to make sure your brush is not too wet or it will run and you will lose the image. I then went back over it with black pen.
I really liked the loose watercolor feel of the card, but didn't like my girl's face and arms green, so I added in some colors to her face, hair and dress with my neocolor crayons and dab of water on my brush to spread it so it was creamy while still allowing the background to shine through in areas. I decided to bring out the magenta flecks by making her dress more magenta.
I took some glitter glue and emphasized the bubbles ~ making them iridescent.
I stamped the words "Make a Wish" on scrapbook paper and adhered to the card.
Voila! Make a wish!
Go check out what all the other artists did with the Bubble Girl stencil ~ get LOTS of free ideas!!! Make sure you leave a comment at each blog (here too) because Jessica is giving away a Bubble Girl stencil to one lucky winner, and EVERY comment in the test drive will be eligible to win. The more times you comment, the more chances you get to win!
If you want to check out all the great tutorials...here is where to go: