I do love stencils, and after watching this vid from Julie Pritchard and Chris Cozens I was inspired to follow their technique using my own stencils. (I especially like the way they recycle the colors from the stencils onto tissue paper to reuse later on in collages)
So, I got myself some Frisket Film (if you’re shopping in the UK I can recommend Artifolk.)
Frisket is a low tack film that can be be cut to shape with scissors or craft knife, made especially for airbrush masks. (although I’m not air brushing, I’m using a spray bottle with dye.)
Used on a flat paper it sticks just enough to withstand leaks and dislodging, but on the bumpy lumpy surface of my sketchbook page it doesn’t have enough ‘cling’ to make a completely water-tight seal, but I’m happy with this – where the color oozes under it makes for a deckled edge to the stenciled lines.
Building up the layers is a lot of fun!
Dabbing the puddles of color to soak up excess liquid keeps it (slightly) under control!)
After letting it dry I added a couple more Frisket shapes, re-sprayed and a sprinkling of Brusho powder.
Check back later and I’ll show you how it developed from here!