First we created some stencils with our hot glue guns. This was surprisingly easy, even though my fine motor skills are not what they were.
I'd drawn a design as a guide, which I put underneath my silicon mat.
|Part made stencil showing lines underneath|
|Claire making her stencil|
So lesson learned - do some test sprays until the bottle is spraying properly!
This image shows how we set up to spray. We masked against overspray with pieces of cartridge paper (any serendipitous effects can be saved and used!) and sprayed on a glass board angled up on wood blocks at the back. As soon as we finished spraying, we laid the board flat, to avoid runs.
This is Claire's stencil, sprayed with the wet stencil beside it.
I had some stencils I made for the Fibrecircle playday with Dala Sun Colors last week. The one on the top left is Claire's new one.
By sheer coincidence, it's the same size as the top right hand one of mine, so we thought we try them together.
They actually work together really well!
The sprayed media built up on the stencils, so we wondered if we could print from that, so we turned them over onto paper after we'd finished spraying.
Kinda, sorta! Not a wonderful print but I've seen worse. I like this one better, as it went over other earlier prints.
We also found that wiping off the stencils generated another kind of print.
|Result of wiped stencil|
We never waste a skerrick of media around here!
Claire also brought along some beautiful stencils to try. Some were laser cut cardboard and came with small cut out pieces that fitted inside the open spaces. The black circles were made from laser cut thin wood. We thought they would turn into a soggy mess with the wet media we were using, so we spent some time sealing them first.
Here's some of my prints from the stencils. We didn't use any of the inserts this time.
We found we could print from them too.
I like the way the circle one fits with the honeycomb one.
You can see Claire's printing on her blog here.
Another interesting day!