I'm always looking for an excuse to get out some art supplies that I might have *gasp* forgotten about. Recently I pulled out some colored pencils from my basket of miscellaneous supplies and might have needed to dust them off. I have a fun and simple technique to share with you today. It has popped up on a couple of my recent layouts. All you need is a mask or template and a colored pencil.
The masks I have been using are these two simple "handmade" circle templates. The templates were made with my Silhouette SD and some leftover cream cardstock from an invitation project.
Don't worry if you don't have a die cutting machine. Any shape punch will work too. To make a mask using a shape punch, cut a strip of paper and then punch evenly across the length of the strip.
Here are my recent layouts with a circle mask and colored pencil:
(for Elle's Studio)
Usually, I use masks or templates with mist or paint. Here's the same circle mask with paint:
Try dusting off your masks and templates or make your own this weekend and use a different medium that is a little out of the box for you. I'd love to see what you create. Please link up your layout(s) in the comments section below.