Today, I decided to try the Paperartsy challenge about stencils.
I wanted to something a bit different and found an idea in a copy of Cloth, Paper, Scissors.
I was blown away by this technique!
First, I selected a picture from a magazine...not too glossy! Chose Kanye West on the front of the Times mag.
I placed my stencil over the top and applied clear parcel tape in long strips, making sure that they overlapped by about half an inch and went over the edges.
Next, I rubbed both sides of the image onto the stencil to engage the print with the sticky tape. You begin to see the pattern of the stencil on the back.
Next step was to immerse the whole thing in warm water for a few minutes. Here it is in the sink.
Very quickly the paper can be peeled from the back and then any excess can be scraped off with your nails...it really was easy.
Next thing was to air dry it. I put it out in the garden. You can see the weave through the picture.
When it was dry, I peeled it from the stencil.
Next, I created a background for it in my journal. I have used PA fresco paints, Glass Blue, Space Cadet, Limelight, Zesty zing and Caribbean sea. I added a few dots through a stencil and scribbled a bit.
The final step was to place my image over the top. It stuck down well as the tape had remained sticky.
It is a good idea to brayer over it to secure it.
So, this is my finished page. The technique has a wealth of possibilities and I will certainly try this again. I could go on to work over it in parts, maybe journalling with a white pen...I could also have cut up the tape before sticking down. I really wanted to share this idea.
So, I am entering it into the PA challenge.
Just gone back and written on it!