So, new stash from the states means I need time to play!
With this in mind I have been playing with my new stencils.
I thought I would try them on carboard and also watercolour paper.
Both quite thick substrates so can take a lot of paint and water before they buckle or start to dissolve. I added some roughly applied gesso to the cardboard to help the colour 'take' and also flicked watered down gesso across the finished pieces and some water so they have a nice mottled finish.
As is often the way these pieces will probably be abandoned somewhere over the next couple of weeks for some unsuspecting passer by to chance upon.