All three of these pieces were created with just one stencil I cut from an old file folder. Just draw a simple tree shape onto a file folder, or other heavy paper, then use your Xacto knife to cut the design out......that's all there is to it!
This piece was published in the January/February issue of ClothPaperScissors but is just one use of the same stencil. This one has a collaged background of tissue paper, stamps and small pieces of paper, all painted over with acrylics and then sprayed with spray paint. Then I took a stamp, I had carved, and added leaves!
This two page journal spread shows two different ways to use the same stencil. On the left side of the page I used the tree shaped part, that I had cut out of the stencil, as a stamp. Putting paint on it and pressing it on to the painted page. On the right side, I sprayed the yellow through the stencil. Then I added hand carved bird stamping and some number rub-ons.
Some serious fun with an inexpensive hand cut stencil! You should try it, if you haven't already. Enjoy!