Taping the stencil down to my work surface helped me to keep the colors separated while I was applying the paste through the stencil. I used Heidi Swapp mists to color the modeling paste, but you can use watercolors and acrylic paint as well.
Her sweet face and the expression is why I wanted to get this photo on a layout. It's just one of the many that tug at my heart strings :)
I kept the embellishments to a minimum since the background is fairly busy. Outlining the paper layers helps them stand out against the mixed media.
Here's a link to my process video if you'd like to take a peek.