The Challenge over at the Mixed Media Blog is Modeling Paste and Stencils. I use this technique quite often in background sand decided to challenge myself and use the technique as the focal point on a layout.
I started with some book pages and white gesso.
I did not really have any stencils that I thought would qualify as focal points so I made my own. I sketched out a design on some cardstock and the cut it out with an exacto knife.
Next I applied the modeling paste through the stencil. Once the paste was dry I used a wash of watercolor paint to add in some color.
I then went over the raised modeling paste with some Pan Pastels. I added some shadow to the flowers with a black pen so they popped off even more.
I added some drips down the page and some stamping at the bottom of the page (so the flowers weren't floating in mid air)
I can't decide if my page needs a quote or not - for now I am leaving it as is. As always, thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out the challenge for my inspiration.