|Stenciled birds on card stock|
I want to have some birds in the background of a painting I am working on. So I googled some bird silhouettes on line. Then I cut stencils for the birds. (I used a hot stencil cutter through plastic...that is the purple plastic at the top of the page.). I laid the design under glass and put the plastic on top of the glass.
Then because I am working in watercolor, I used white gouache mixed with blues for the stencils. For practice I did them on greeting cards. I put the paint on with small foam make up sponges and stamped the color through the stencils.