It's Trina here today sharing a tutorial on using stencils and homemade mists. At CHA Summer 2013 I was lucky enough to meet Heidi Swapp and see her in action using acrylics, modge lodge, mists and stencils. She is my inspiration for this tutorial.
My Supply List
- September "Wander" Kit Add-On (plus some washi from September's Mai kit)
- Modge Podge
- Acrylic Paint
- Mini Misters (CTK store) http://citrustwistkits.com/store.php
- NEW! TCW tiny chevron tiles stencil (CTK store)
- NEW! Milo's alphabet stamp set from Lawn Fawn (CTK store)
Here is the result of my play time. Can you guess what new CHA products were used?
Here are my Mini Misters. (They look full because I added more acrylic than I needed to, so added more water to dilute the color.) See the wonderful new stencil from The Crafter's Workshop? I couldn't wait to try out stencil/modgepodge/acrylic/misting Heidi Swapp style!
My medium for stenciling is a mix of half Modge Podge and half white acrylic paint. I used a plastic bag to mix the two mediums together. Next I spritzed on a little of my custom-made mist and used a wadded up paper towel to mix it all together and apply the mixture over the stencil.
Next, I placed the Tiny Chevron Tiles over my background paper and applied the mixture by dabbing it over the stencil. This wonderful mixture of half Modge Podge/half acrylic dries surprisingly fast! I layered the coral-colored mixture right over the yellow-colored mixture and blended it a little with the paper towel. (TIP: When using this Modge-Podge mixture, be sure to rinse your stencil off right away with warm water.)
Here is a close-up of my finished creation. After the paint from stenciling dried, I used my Mini Mister and spritzed over part of the layout. Can you guess where those cute arrows and crosses come from?
Here's the other side of my page, with a close-up of the stencil use.
I couldn't resist using the brand new Lawn Fawn Milo's alphabet for stamping on this page. I love how casual and relaxed this stamp set looks. We just got this alphabet stamp set in the Citrus Twist store and I have a feeling I'll be using it lots.
I was pleasantly surprised at how versatile the September "Wander" kit add-on is. I know I'll be able to get lots of different looks out of this kit.
Be sure to leave your guesses as to what new CHA products were used or just your comments to be entered into our Guessing Game drawing for a Citrus Twist gift certificate!