When Jessica Sporn's Flying Tulips stencil arrived in the mail, my very first thought was, "This would make a great french wallpaper background."
If you read my crazy haired ladies post, then you probably won't be surprised to know that my mind immediately went to the original crazy haired lady herself...
Combining Jessica's beautiful stencil with a crazy haired lady was a lot of fun. I started by drawing her with just a simple mechanical pencil and photocopied my drawing at different darkess levels.
(The original drawing is the one in front.)
(I revealed a similar technique here.)
Then, I played with different watercolor washes, inks, colored pencils, and of course, the "flying tulips" stencil!
My fun with Jessica's stencil wasn't limited to portrait backgrounds. I also used her stencil for a couple of resist techniques, and for gelatin printing! (It's a very well-made and versatile stencil.)
(See how I created these here.)
Great big thanks to Jessica Sporn and Stencil Girl Stencils for the opportunity to participate in such a fun test drive!
And, please be sure to have a look at what else was created with
the "flying tulips" stencil: