I learned this technique from Lynn Whipple last year in the Year of the Spark online class with Carla Sonheim. I decided to try creating stencils with some of my own leaf shapes.
I drew my leaf shapes on cardstock and then cut them out. I was careful to keep the shape intact so that I only had to tape one opening.
Next, I taped the stencils to watercolor paper. I previously painted a light layer of watercolor on the paper so it would not buckle. I then added another layer of paint:
I experimented with salt and cling wrap on a couple of the leaves. Tomorrow I will reveal the painted leaves!
I know that I could have simply painted the paper with watercolors and then drew the leaf shape onto it but there is a reason that I didn’t do this and I will show you tomorrow.
Happy Creating! 🙂