You'll love adding layers of color and texture to your project with the Trilobites 6" x 6" Doodling Template by The Crafter's Workshop. Have fun adding texture with some gesso, crackled texture paste, paint, mists and more! Made in the USA.
I have a thing for trilobites -- these guys were everywhere during their epoch, in all different sizes and shapes. Oddly bug-like but sort of crab, too. Anyway, I used white paint and got fabulous results. I added a super fine mist of water because my paint had a lot of body. Then I used a cosmetic sponge and carefully dabbed it in thin layers. You must tape this stencil down for good results because the tiniest bit of movement will splooge those thin legs. You also need to be sure to lift the stencil straight up to keep from smearing. I know, I know, it's a lot of stuff to mess with. But it's so worth it!
My only complaint is how close they put the critters on the stencil -- I taped all the nearby ones but it should be designed with more room between each trilobite.
I own a real 2" trilobite fossil in grey stone. I snapped up this stencil as soon as I saw it. Great buy for dinosaur lovers, geologists, etc. Kids will like them, too. With the right text these would make a great "old age" birthday card. Fun stencil.
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