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How to Use Bold Pattern Stencils

Video showing 3 ways to use a bold patterned stencil to get colorful looks easily!

So excited to share with you 3 new stencils I created for StencilGirl! These are big bold patterns with just a hint of wonky. The bold shapes mean wide open spaces allowing for lots of opportunities to make colors play off of each other!

Video showing 3 ways to use a bold patterned stencil to get colorful looks easily!

In the video, I’m sharing 3 different ways you can use these stencils. All three techniques can be adapted to each of the stencils.

Watch How to use bold stencils three ways on YouTube.

Video showing 3 ways to use a bold patterned stencil to get colorful looks easily!

I played a lot of Othello and Go when I was a kid, and I didn’t realize how much until it came bubbling out of my subconscious in the form of a stencil! This is a super quick technique to get a bold look with Alternating Circles.

Video showing 3 ways to use a bold patterned stencil to get colorful looks easily!

 

 

The technique of getting the multi colored background goes extremely quickly as I play with Alternating Diamonds. Why? Because it uses an extremely forgiving technique!

 

 

Video showing 3 ways to use a bold patterned stencil to get colorful looks easily!

 

Since these patterns were created by me, and I am clearly not an engineer type, they are not geometrically perfect. They won’t line up like a machine. And I wanted it that way. What it allows is for little bits of white to peek out when I do this technique, creating an offset feeling easily.

 

You can find these, as well as all of my other stencils at StencilGirl Products. If you’re new to stencils and would like more ideas on now to use them, I have a YouTube channel full of ideas as well my free workshop, Permission to Play.

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  • Maria McGuire March 10, 2016, 12:26 pm

    LOVE these new stencils! Great ideas with them too!

  • Becky P March 10, 2016, 12:49 pm

    Very cool techniques. I have learned (and am still learning) so much from you! Thanks for sharing your creativity.

  • Ozge Basagac March 10, 2016, 1:51 pm

    I loved these stencils. The play with negative-positive space is great.And the journal pages turned out lovely. Carolyn, you just make the kind of art i like šŸ™‚

  • Corrine March 10, 2016, 6:47 pm

    Love your big and bold patterns. So much easier to use they open designs on the silicone plates, I find anyway. Nice games come around to your future. xox

  • jean marmo March 10, 2016, 8:59 pm

    Love these!!1

  • Jean Marmo March 11, 2016, 8:59 am

    Awesome stencils! Such amazing techniques! I learn so much from watching you!

  • Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith March 12, 2016, 3:57 am

    Those are awesome stencils, Carolyn! They make lovely patterns!

  • Deb April 6, 2016, 8:30 pm

    Love your art and the way you make things simple and fun. I’m all about playing too.