I'm always up for trying a new craft or idea so, back in May when I saw watercolour stencils on Kate's Creative Space, I knew immediately that I wanted to give it a go. A couple of weeks ago I finally got around to it.
I already had a few watercolour paints including some which had been given to me and turned out to be so old they'd set solid! Kate had used a lovely hummingbird stencil but the only one I could find was a bunch of pears which had come free with a magazine many years ago. Not perfect but good enough to try out the idea.
Next you stamp onto the painted image, keeping the stencil over the image as a mask. The stamp I used is Postmark from the Urban Stamps range by docrafts.
Because the stencil covered the white sections, the stamp only goes onto the painted areas.
Such a simple idea but so effective and very little artistic skill required. I was really pleased with the result and will definitely be having another go when I find some different stencils. If you fancy having a go, take a look at the stunning effects Kate created and be really inspired. She has lots of ideas on how to use the finished results too. x