I found this Folk Art bird layering three-piece stencil set (mask, silhouette and pattern) at Michael's with an expiring that day 50% off coupon.
I divided the Fabriano into fourths and drew bird in each section. I wanted to practice my washes on this paper and play with the stencil pattern. I used a mixture of four blues from my palette.
|Cerulean, French Ultramarine, Manganese Blue Hue, Cobalt Blue|
|Used one of my watercolor pencils to outline|
Daler Rowney Indigo 127
I frisket'ed along the outside of the bird to stencil inside.
|A little outline touch-up with the Daler Rowney Indigo watercolor pencil|
|Very carefully - no frisket!|
|I actually flipped upside down and did the wash -|
I like the effect!
No frisket either - just patience!
|I may keep together or cut apart|