Stenciling with Color Bursts
The Brutus Monroe Color Burst colors are so bright and vibrant, and I just love playing around with them! Usually, they are mixed or sprayed with water so you can watch the colors burst! Well, for this card I went ahead and mixed the color pigments into some DECO FOIL TRANSFER GEL, and then stenciled it onto kraft cardstock.
First, I mixed the colors Cornflower, Marsala, and Cabbage with a bit of transfer gel. Then, I spread each color onto a third of the stencil PEACOCK across the whole front of the card. You will want to remove the stencil while the gel is wet and then wash it off right away. Then, leave your card front to dry completely. I left mine over night and came back to it the next day.
With the stenciled background dry, I cut it down to a bit smaller than my card base. I then layered some RINEA GILDED FOIL behind it, and adhered it to my card base by layering some craft foam behind it. This gives it some dimension along with complete support so no part of the stenciled panel will sag.
Next, I die cut some more of that GILDED RINEA FOIL into a heart, and adhered that to the front with some craft foam as well. Since the background is so bold, I decided to keep the sentiment simple, with just a "hello" die cut from black cardstock.
Hopefully this will give you some new inspiration on how to use those COLOR BURSTS! They're already so much fun as watercolor, but being able to stencil with them mixed with another medium opens up new possibilities, as well!
Until next time,
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