After laying down bands of color with Inktense pencils, I stenciled over them with transparent texture paste. When the paste dried, I trimmed the piece into a strip and then decided the colors needed a little more pop. So I went to work with Distress Stains dabbed over the colors . . .
. . . much better! The underlying colored pencils made the Stains more intense and the colors now look jewel-like – I'm very happy with how they work with the black and white.
This is my first use of Transparent Matte Texture Paste and I like its frosted look. But I'm still on the lookout for a truly clear, non-shiny matte finish stenciling paste. It's doubtful as to whether or not such a product has even been invented yet, but hope springs eternal and I shall continue to lie in wait, ready to pounce . . .
Cardstock: The Paper Cut Watercolor paper, Champion Snow
Stamps: Lawn Fawn Interlocking Backdrops, Stampendous
Inks: Distress Stains Barn Door, Rusty Hinge, Mustard Seed,
Mowed Lawn, Salty Ocean, Dusty Concord, ColorBox
Emb Powder: Judikins Opaque White
Dies: Tim Holtz Labels
Watercolor Pencils: Derwent Inktense pencils
Stencil: Dylusions Blocks, small
Doo Dads: Ranger Transparent Matte Texture Paste, Black and