I first die-cut a panel of Tim Holtz watercolor paper to 5.25" x 4", using the Die-Namics Blueprints 13 die, which leaves a nice stitched edge, which I like.
These are most of the things I used in this project, although I added more Nuance colors along the way.
I sprayed the back of the stencil with Pixie Spray, and stuck it down onto my paper. Taking a large flat brush, I brushed clean water into the first heart opening. I then tapped some Nuance powder into the opening. You really need very little powder.
I used a small round brush to tap on the powder granules to be sure they all dissolved into the water. I also used this brush to be sure that the color flowed to the edges of the heart shape. It's also nice to leave some white space.
Here is my panel, with the stencil still adhered. I really like how it's turning out, but next time I may get more brave with my color combinations.
After taking off the stencil, I contemplated putting it back on and drawing around the hearts with a black pen; but in the end, I decided I liked it just as it is.
I added the sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black ink, and adhered it to a red card base. I hope you try this; I love this stencil, and it could be made simpler by using just one row of hearts.
This technique was inspired by Helene's post here. I just love how her project turned out. I decided to brush my water rather than spray to give me more control, but I think spraying may have added more water, which results in interesting and cool blend patterns
Magenta Products used:
|TM210 15 Hearts|
|07.1039.D It's all about LOVE|
Nuance Colors used:
MNU002 Bright Yellow
MNU005 Hot Pink
MNU008 Golden Yellow
MNU011 Cerulean Blue
MNU019 Spring Green
Other Products used:
Tim Holtz Watercolor paper
Die-namics MFT-463 Blueprints 13 die set
Versafine Onyx Black ink
Ranger Artist brushes