I'm going to show you how to create a beautiful layered background with one stencil design but in two sizes; 12x12 and 6x6. I always buy both sizes and using them together creates more depth.
When creating a background for the first time with a stencil, choose a stencil design with repeating patterns. I'm using this stencil; TCW506 Stepping Stones. I'm also using acrylic paints on mixed media paper.
First step, I using the 12x12 Stepping Stones stencil with black.
Then I used the Mini Stepping Stone stencil but rotated the stencil.
Now for color; light purple. I used both sizes and moved the stencil around the paper.
I love the way the background is looking but I wanted to add a darker shade of purple.
This is the last layer, I'm finished.
Here is a close up.
Just keep moving the stencils around and change the color.
Using a background stencil is the easiest to use.
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