Stencil vs Artist: Who did it better?

I put my mad artist skills up against…a stencil. I thought for sure I’d rock it, but….well I’lll let you be the judge!


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The stencil allowed for great powdered pencil work – wet (with Gamsol) or dry, applied with a cotton ball, it made gorgeous soft blends. A little bit of sketchy lines, and the trees came out lovely!

I tried a couple techniques with pencils – and while I probably made my trees too thin, the texture and color blending just wasn’t as elegant as the stencil! It also took longer to make a smaller group of trees this way than with the stencil.

I’m pretty comfortable conceding, but I know some will vote for me out of pity. And I love you. Ha! What other things would you like to see me try to replicate without the crafty tool?


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