I am having a crafty long weekend, as per this post and this post, and this post, and this post, It’s been a really good couple of days so far and I’ve been really enjoying crafting without an agenda.

watercolour painting with leaf stencil altenew

As I mentioned, one of the Altenew Academy classes I did last year was this one which celebrated their new watercolor pan set, so as part of my fun crafty weekend, I decided to go through that one again and play along with the lessons and just generally enjoy the experience and my crafty day.  So with that in mind, I followed another lesson…

watercolour painting with leaf stencil altenew

I wet my paper then dropped some gorgeous colours on to it, then gave it a little spray with more water.

watercolour painting with leaf stencil altenew

Then I placed the stencil on top and dropped in a bit more colour through the stencil, then placed something heavy on top to compress it and hold the stencil in place and left it to dry.

watercolour painting with leaf stencil altenew

Once everything was dry, I took the blocks off which gave me this.  I am using A5 sized watercolour paper and the stencil is 6 x 6 inch square, so I have space at the top and bottom.

watercolour painting with leaf stencil altenew

And this is the end result.  Watercolouring generally gives you a looser result and using the stencil and squishing it on top emphasizes that effect, so if you are looking for precise, this is probably not for you, but if you like messy surprises and results that are different every time, then you will love this as much as I do. As this is part of my crafty long weekend making with no agenda, I have no definite plans for this piece, so I just put it aside with the others for now and moved on to the next piece.

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