After actually painting along with Jennifer, Laura, and Kristina [how cool is that?] I let everything dry nicely and then the hate set in.
I had no luck with the stencil but know that it's totally my own fault and not Jenn's - she has incredible teaching skills. I don't think I left it wet enough for the color to pool under the stencil. I'll be giving that another chance.
Next, Laura. Oh Laura how I covet your. . . supplies =[ I have two [don't hate me] Distress Ink pads. I've only ever used the Orange Marmalade at Halloween and the Brick Red...? So I did my best, but you'll see the shape of my acrylic block made a difference, too. Then there's that oops - see it?
Kristina's process was one I was familiar with so I'll share a little something I put together that I'll call a fusion of several methods:
To me? It doesn't get much better than coloring, and paper dolls =]