The current PTI MIM challenge is to make custom paint with Gesso & reinkers. I knew immediately I wanted to use my paint with a stencil as I've been inspired by Alexandra's use of them. You can find one example in this post & here are just a couple pictures of her project--click to enlarge the pictures.
I've actually bought several stencils lately & found the one I used today in the bottom of a drawer. I mixed some Gesso with a Marvy Pale Violet reinker & got this lovely soft shade. I used a piece of watercolor paper & brushed it over the stencil that has very small squares. In places where it was heavily applied it made little mounds which I then spread with a brush. I actually liked the effect this created for a background. I stamped PTI Background Basics: Text Style in black that had been stamped off & then softened it more by adding Gesso randomly with my finger. Next I stamped an image from PTI Turning a New Leaf in Fresh Snow. It's very subtle, but effective in person. PTI Lovely Layers dies were cut in felt, attached together & to a small Martha Stewart doily. The sentiment from PTI Lovely Leaves & the focal image were attached to the background piece which is attached to a vellum panel & then to the card front. I added a single pearl as the only embellishment. I'm also entering the current challenge at A Passion For Papertrey since Alexandra's use of stencils inspired me. I'm really glad you stopped by & hope you have a great week.