Wednesday, June 11, 2014


This is a "sister post" to others in my "NEW NEW NEW" cluster.  It highlights the 6"X6" version of my just-released stencil Palm Fronds Silhouette Small, available now at

Repeating a technique I've used in another recent post, here I again have spread light modeling paste thru a stencil using a palette knife.  It would also work to use an old credit card, a squeegee, or any other spreading/scraping tool.

While the modeling paste was still wet and the stencil was still in place, I sprayed the surface with watercolor spray. 

The first step, with modeling paste, uses the stencil as a ... well, a stencil. 

The second step, with color spray, uses the stencil as a mask.  Keeping the stencil in its original place makes it work with the paste to keep the fluid color from going anywhere except on the raised design.  There is minimal run-under (also called "roll-under") which distorts the original design.

Right after spraying, the stencil MUST be carefully lifted off and cleaned.  Windex and paper towels do a great job.

Palm Fronds Silhouette Small (6"X6") as well as Palm Fronds Silhouette Mini  4"X4", are now available at  

Please check out all the NEW NEW NEW posts for a full overview of my 6 now-released stencils. 

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