I am participating in the “water color for card makers” online class, and i am learning a lot of new techniques.
This is my take on the first technique, watercolor background wash with stencils. I did try this technique for a few days, and i could not get a good impression at first. Also i only had small pieces on which the technique worked for me, so i used them to make tiny 3 X 2.5 cards.
What did I learn:
- user thin stencils, i used a home made stencil
- geometric patterns work best
- the stencil should have either a lot of empty space between the design elements or really less.
- i had the best results when i used a lot of pigment.
- one last important tip, the type of watercolor paper is really important, the best results i got with really smooth paper, that does not absorb so much. I even tried with neenah solar white 110 pound.