I was inspired by this blog post by Silhouette America, where they used a special stencil material to create watercolor valentines. If you don't have a Silhouette Cameo and love to craft, I highly recommend this machine! It takes a bit of time to get the hang of it, but you can produce really cool designs to enhance your art and home. It definitely inspires my creativity.
|via Silhouette America|
The blog post over on Silhouette America explains the specific steps for cutting the stencil material out using a Silhouette Cameo and their Stencil Material.
Once I had designed the stencil in the Silhouette Studio software, I cut it out and weeded out all the pieces that I didn't need.
At home, I created samples using an inexpensive watercolor brick palette and watercolor paper that I picked up at Michael's. I love how you can vary the results using different techniques and colors.
On one sample, I used a paper towel to blot the wet paint, and was able to create a more muted and pastel look.
This last version is my favorite! I love how the color seemed to mix together to give almost a batik look to it.
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