Using your SuperCool Art Stencils
Your kit came with a complete set of custom designed themed stencils to help you layout your Masterpiece. You can use all of the elements and objects or just a few, it’s totally up to you. Think of them as the basis or foundation for your piece, the rest of the scene will come from your imagination to create a complete picture.
We leave the center of the stencils in for you because we know that you might want to use the pop-outs and/or the stencil itself to layout your canvas. We all love to have options! They should all pop out easily, occasionally you may find a tough one, if you have a hard time please ask someone to help you. Be careful not to cut yourself in the process, it is plastic and can be a bit sharp if hit just the right way.
Begin by choosing the elements/objects that you are going to use. Using a No. 2 pencil lightly trace the element onto your canvas, if you decide that you don’t like the placement it’s easy to just erase it and trace it somewhere else . You can also trace them on paper and cut them out, once you have all of your shapes you can place and move them around the canvas until you find the perfect layout.
When tracing the boys/girls start by choosing a body, then attached the legs, arms and head by allowing them to overlap a tiny bit, this way they won’t appear disjointed. Once you have a whole figure you can then choose the clothing for them and overlay it on top of your person. Now choose the eyes and mouth and accessories, ie: sunglasses, hat, etc… Voila… you now have your complete people!
Remember to show depth and perspective. You don’t want all of your elements/objects on the same horizon, you want the objects in the front to appear larger since they are closer to the viewer and the objects in the distance to appear smaller since they are further away.
You can make your elements/objects either larger or smaller when you start painting them. If you want them to appear smaller, all you have to do is paint inside the traced line and to make them appear larger paint beyond the traced edges.
You can use the smaller elements/objects and overlay them on top of one another, ie: the star in the Beach kit can be a starfish lying on the sand with a smiley face, or it can be a star on a beach towel or blanket, or you can use it on the boys/girls shirt or dress. Get creative with them; the uses for them are as limitless as your imagination.
Remember to erase any trace lines that you’re not going to paint over so that they don’t show through.
This is a water-based paint so if you paint something and decide that you don’t like it you can change it. Be sure to keep a clean cup of water and clean white cloths nearby, just wet the cloth and dab and rub the paint until it comes off. Be sure not to soak your canvas or you’ll have to wait until it dries to continue painting in that area.