A little while ago I watched a YouTube video done by my friend Carolyn Dube, in which she used pan pastels and stencils to create a journal page. It looked like a lot of fun, and I needed a quick 'art play' so I gave it a try. I used my Stencilgirl peacock feather stencil, designed by Kae Pea along with colours that you'd expect to see in real peacock feathers. I just love those colours!
I wanted a really soft, almost slightly blurred background so I used a very soft brush to gently brush over the page, pulling out from the core of the feathers. I probably should have stopped here since I love this...but I didn't...
I then grabbed the stencil and a permanent black pen and I traced the stencil a few times, filling it in with little cross hatch marks.
I'm not sure why I had such a hard time getting good photos of this page, but the black is really dark (unlike the deep grey that you're seeing in these images).
The end result isn't as wonderful as the vision in my head was, and I sort of wish I hadn't covered up that beautiful background. Oh well, I know how to recreate it!