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Too Much Paint Can Be a Good Thing

O.O.P.S.! I put way too much paint on my palette for my last project. Not a mistake. Not a fail. It won’t be wasted because it is just an Outstanding Opportunity Presenting Suddenly for more play with stencils!

I even turned this one into a free Spark of Art-spiration…so you can play too! You can have it sent to your inbox- just use the button at the end of this post. If you are already signed up…this spark came to in the last newsletter- so you already have it ready to go!

Watch Stencil Play With Leftover Paints on YouTube.

Twist my arm to force me to play. I grabbed a scrap of paper nearby and started randomly using up that paint.

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Brick and Mortar by Mary Beth Shaw was calling to me. Since I’m using up paint, I was very generous with how much paint I used. That increased the risk of paint running under the stencil and that is just what I wanted for this imperfect and messy play.

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I wanted fine lines of blue on the green so my Picasso’s Words stencil did just the trick. One thing I love about stenciling is that you can work around irregular shapes quickly. I could see where the green was so I only added the blue there.

In the video, you can see how this works with both a clean and a dirty stencil. Shockingly, I actually had a clean stencil which doesn’t happen very often!

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Those messy numbers were courtesy of using my Never Ending Calendar stencil on very wet paint. You can actually see the suction of the super wet paint as I pull the stencil up in the video.

Since I refused to wait for anything to dry or use a heat gun to dry it, out came the fineliner for some writing. If you’re new to fineliners, I have a video here that explains them in depth.

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Would you like to add some pattern to this? I’ve turned the first stage of painting into a free downloadable Spark for you. You can get it delivered to you here.

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Here are the supplies I used. Some of these links are affiliate links which means I get a small percentage. It doesn’t cost you anything extra and you are helping me keep this blog and my videos ad free! Thank you- I don’t like ads any more than you do!

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  • Corrine January 11, 2017, 1:30 pm

    Love, gosh I could monoprint off that palette for a couple of days! LOL