How to Paint Frida Using TCW Stencils

In this guide I'll show you how to use multiple stencils to create unique compositions for your art journal. The new Crafty Chica line from TCW Stencils is so versatile and fun!

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How to Paint Frida Using TCW Stencils
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Begin your composition and Decide on your design

Begin your composition and Decide on your design

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I'm using washi tape to secure the stencil

I'm using washi tape to secure the stencil

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Using a waterproof pen draw your selected part of the stencil. I'm using the rays

Using a waterproof pen draw your selected part of the stencil. I'm using the rays

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Without untaping your stencil and using a ruler extend your rays to the border of your journal page

Without untaping your stencil and using a ruler extend your rays to the border of your journal page

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This is how it looks

This is how it looks

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Remove the tape and use a ruler to connect the rays

Remove the tape and use a ruler to connect the rays

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Draw Fridas stencil on top

Draw Fridas stencil on top

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Secure the heart stencil

Secure the heart stencil

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The final three stencils together in a cohesive composition

The final three stencils together in a cohesive composition

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With your stencil taped go over your design with the Versamark pen, add embossing powder and melt

With your stencil taped go over your design with the Versamark pen, add embossing powder and melt

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Final product

Final product

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I sketched a shawl, among Fridas favorite wardrobe pieces!

I sketched a shawl, among Fridas favorite wardrobe pieces!

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I drew over soul and found letter to help me write her in the same font using the same stencil

I drew over soul and found letter to help me write her in the same font using the same stencil

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I moved the Rays around her face to complete a halo

I moved the Rays around her face to complete a halo

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Before painting, I added a bit more hand journaling on her side shoulder

Before painting, I added a bit more hand journaling on her side shoulder

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More embossing, on the heart and earrings

More embossing, on the heart and earrings

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I started to fill the black of her hair and eyebrows

I started to fill the black of her hair and eyebrows

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And to define her eyes

And to define her eyes

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Hand drawn design on her clothes

Hand drawn design on her clothes

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Beginning  my watercoloring.  Using watercolor pencils help me define my darker areas. This ref is by Derwent

Beginning my watercoloring. Using watercolor pencils help me define my darker areas. This ref is by Derwent

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After the watercolor wash

After the watercolor wash

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Face and flowers

Face and flowers

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I used Dina Wakley gilt acrylic paint and a gold glitter over coat over the rays

I used Dina Wakley gilt acrylic paint and a gold glitter over coat over the rays

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See the shine on those rays!

See the shine on those rays!

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I used the flowers in her head to add a bit of a pattern in the back

I used the flowers in her head to add a bit of a pattern in the back

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Her neckline on the stencil was turned into a necklace with the Versamark pen

Her neckline on the stencil was turned into a necklace with the Versamark pen

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A closer view

A closer view

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I wanted you to see all the gold and shine a flat picture can't show you!

I wanted you to see all the gold and shine a flat picture can't show you!

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I hope you have enjoyed the process of creating Frida her soul still resonates close to our hearts! Follow my adventures in creating here and in my blog www.milagroscrivera.blogspot.com

I hope you have enjoyed the process of creating Frida her soul still resonates close to our hearts! Follow my adventures in creating here and in my blog www.milagroscrivera.blogspot.…

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