On Saturday evening I took a 3 hour class taught by Mary Beth Shaw of Stencil Girl fame. I was hoping to learn more ways to use my collection of stencils, and I did!
We started by using acrylic paints and stencils to create a variety of patterned papers. These would then be used on a 6x6 wooden base to create a small piece of artwork. A new trick, to me, was to use a stencil to help define the layout of the patterned papers on the art piece.
Here is my finished piece. I snuck in a tiny bit of zentangling on it. I think this might be the only piece I've ever actually finished in all my years at Create, which usually is so heavily focused on teaching technique that I go home with half-finished works. Trena was also in this class and her beautiful piece is shown second.