The featured technique over at CAS Mix Up for July is Stencil Tracing. This is a new one to me and I wanted to give it a whirl. Basically you outline with the stencil left on your image or free hand
outline with the stencil removed.
Funky Fossil Designs Seahorse Stencil and Mask seemed to be a great choice for this technique, plus I wanted to try layered stenciling, and the Seahorse was a good choice for that too. I began by blending Salty Ocean and Tumbled Glass DO ink on Neenah Solar white 80# Card Stock. I then placed Hero Arts Abstract Waves Stencil over the Seahorse aperture and blended Chipped Sapphire DO over top of that. I removed that stencil and laid Dylusions Small Bubbles Stencil on the Seahorse aperture and sprayed it generously with Imagine Sheer Shimmer Craft Spray. When I removed the bubbles stencil, I traced around the edges of the Seahorse with a Copic 0.2 Multiliner. I was thrilled with the way it came out. I debated whether to give my funky seahorse a googly eye, but I left it alone in the true spirit of CAS. I thought hard about what sentiment to use, and finally settled on this one from The Ton's Pyrotechnics set. I die cut the panel with a Lawn Fawn Scalloped Rectangle Stackables die, backed it with fun foam and mounted it on Gina K. Designs Base Weight Turquoise Sea Card Stock.