One of my favorite stenciling techniques is layering. I love to layer iconic imagery over a pattern. In this case, i am making art that is a two layer stencil of a deer over a pattern. Sort of a city-meets-country feel to it. I started by painting my board a neutral color.
I then mixed a little grey paint with the base color to slightly darken it for my pattern layer.
I stenciled my quatrefoil pattern on top of the solid painted board.
This stencil is designed to repeat like wallpaper so i moved it around to fill the board with the pattern.
Once dry, it was time for the silhouette layer of the Antlered Deer. I love this guy, he’s so confident. Anyway, I wanted to use some pop colors so I used a bright yellow as the base.
It took three coats to cover the pattern.
Once dry, I stenciled the deer detail layer in a deep blue. For detailed stencils, always go light with your paint, stenciling is a dry brush technique.
I can’t say that enough.
And there you have your modern piece of art.