Sheet of double sided adhesive
Gliding flakes -Pirate Treasure and Gold
Clarity stencil/Gelli card
Brown card for mounting
Place a piece of double sided adhesive sheet on the stencil card and smooth down firmly. Remove the second piece of waxed paper from the adhesive and position your stencil as you wish. Add gliding flakes and smooth them into all the sticky sections. I used a mixture of the two colours to try to get some kind of sharing in the landscape.
Use the sanding block to remove all the excess gliding flakes and put them back into a tub for future use. Then carefully remove the stencil slowly to avoid damage to the stencil. Brush baby powder into all the sticky areas left from under the stencil. Give the whole thing another good rub done to burnish it.
It looks good then but you can add more definition and depth if you highlight parts with a coloured pencil. I used a dark grey and added shade on one side only of each tree and branch. With this lovely treescape stencil, it is necessary to work out which branch belongs to which tree and highlight to show that.
I also added marks down the trunks and along the branches to give more depth. It worked well as I found that the pencil on top of the baby powder naturally gave me the slightly scratchy marks I really wanted.
When it came to mounting it, I found that the dark brown worked better than black, giving a warmer feel and blending better with the building flakes.
If you try this technique, choose your stencil carefully, I found the more open stencil of the treescape easier to remove than those with a wider framework. The other major point to remember is to remove all droughts and don't sneeze or breathe on the gliding flakes.
Have a Happy New Year, all of you, and I look forward to seeing what you all get up to in 2016.