A few years ago, we rounded everyone we could
up and took pictures in the Aspens!! Okay so they
are just poplar trees. Fact is they are still some of
my favorite photo shoots.
Recently I found this mask by accident at
Scrapbookers Paradise and ........I am wild about this Aspen Mask
Here is a quick walk through of how I used it
I first placed the stencil on a 12x12
sheet of White Bazzill Card stock
Clip at least 2 corners to hold your stencil in place
I chose a color pallet based on the colors
of my photo shoot, for this you will want water
soluble inks Distress Inks work wonderfully
Using my TH Ink Tool, I started with the lightest
color Distress ink and worked it loosely into the
stencil protected paper.
When I was happy with the shades,
I used my mini mister and spritzed it lightly with water,
then immediately wiped the excess moisture off.
Remember we are building a background.
Next take a non water soluble black pen and outline only
one side of your trees and underside or shadow side of branches.
Fill in some of the thinner horizontal lines on your
stencil with the pen as well.
I used a silver pencil crayon to outline the other side and
the tops of branches. I did this to show the illusion of light
hitting the top of the branches, it also adds dimension.
Next take a small sponge and fill in the
remaining horizontal lines with Soot Black
Remove the stencil and shadow the side
of your tree that you used the black pen on.
There you have it, you have created a forest
Distress Tool Mini Mister