Wednesday, January 20, 2016

My New Obsession

If you follow my blog, you know I love maps. I collect vintage maps and atlases, map stencils, and books on map art. I recently bought some Ken Oliver Color Burst watercolors and was playing around with them as background elements and wanted to know how else I could use them. I perused You Tube and saw people using them on stencils. I immediately thought of my city map stencil collection. Here are the results for my favorite map, Paris. Each one is different and I love that you can get a positive and a negative from one application of the Color Burst.
Enjoy (I sure am)!


Sprinkle on dry watercolors randomly.

Spray with water and watch the magic happen.

Lift off stencil and place clean watercolor paper over it.

Remove second paper and there is still color left on the stencil. You can color a paper towel with the leftovers and use it in mixed media projects.

Finished watercolor of Paris map and the negative.
Here's the first Paris watercolor I made. I like the different looks you can get with the same stencil.