Friday, October 2, 2015

Challenge #237 Using Stencils and Color

Our guest challenger this week is Charlotte Carpentier CZT and her business is CharKat’s Creative Insanity, in Temecula, California. Her creative challenge this week is to use stencils and color of any kind and tangle on top of the result.  I don't have a lot of stencils and the one I chose has very small spaces.

The first tile I wanted to use turmeric in a spray bottle but, I found that you cannot get rid of the tiny granules even after heating it. So I used a makeup wedge and just dabbed it on the tile. After it dried I covered it with my  stencil and used blue watercolor to outline the stencil. Not very happy with it, but it is a good exercise to work with what you have.

The second one I did, I loved the color so much I didn't want to cover it up so I tangled behind.

My favorite thing to do is use inks or watercolor and blow them across the page and then tangle them. This is a recent ATC swap with blown watercolor.


  1. Isn't experimenting fun! I went through a lotta liquids and other substances in me "testing" for this project. It was originally a class I did last April after TangleU, and I pre-dyed almost 100 tiles. I do agree that sometimes the color and the pattern of the color are so cool, you want them to be the star, so I love that you simply tangled the background on the 2nd one. Thanks for playing with me this week.

  2. Beautiful pieces! I can honestly say that there isn't one I like better than another. They're all gorgeous.

  3. They are really all beautiful! I particularly love the orange one. The colors are lovely and the printemps makes a striking border for the color--they almost look like pearls.