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Topic: First try at Weighanchors "watercolour stencil portraits"  (Read 1269 times)
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« on: October 06, 2011 09:11:26 AM »

First things first, I get absolutely NO credit for this. I directly followed the Tutorial by Weighanchor which can be found here:


Thank you Weighanchor, this project made me so happy. Your portraits are inspiring and beautiful. I will keep working at it!

I first thought I would make these for my dad for his 60th as these are all his grandkids but I will be on the other side of the world for Christmas so I am going to save them and make a set for the parents of the kids as well as for all the grandparents, and of course keep this practice set for myself.

All I would add is to make darn sure you dont spread the masking fluid too thin as there are spots of colour on some of them where there were not supposed to be. Also, I essentially made a light table by putting a light on the floor and proping one of my storm windows on top of chairs over the light.

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All of them together still on the boards. I didnt do a close up of the baby. He was really hard and didnt turn out quite so well. Ill do better next time!

Thank you for looking and remember to give all props to Weighanchor!

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« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2011 10:19:57 AM »

excellent job, they look wonderful.

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« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2011 10:54:10 AM »

I think these are great! I adore Weighanchor's art too. Your portraits came out beautiful individually. Seeing them together in a group though adds something special. I think it is all the colour combos. Once these babies are matted & framed, they are SURELY going to go straight un on a family wall together! What a thoughtful gift. And... thank you for the tip with the masking fluid! That will certainly come in handy when I get around to trying this for myself.

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« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2011 11:07:46 AM »

I think they turned out wonderful!  I know I would love to get pics like that because I would know they were handmade just for me...you have captured the fun spirit of your children! It will indeed be a cherished gift!

I have the tutorial bookmarked to try this winter...so inspiring to see others try it and succeed!

It was a gracious of weighanchor to share her technique!!

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« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2011 06:15:28 PM »

This is cool! What a great splash of colour for your home.

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