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Distress Stencil Card – Stretching Stencils, Day 1

October 11, 2017

Distress Stencil Card - Colorful Encouragement

Hey, glad you’re here for my newest Mini Series about Stretching Stencils.  My challenge is to use the same stencil 3 different ways.  I hope you try this challenge with me, and let me know what you create!

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I laid the stencil on my desk, and laid the watercolor paper over the stencil.  Then I added strips of painter’s tape to hold the paper to the stencil while I’m working on it.  Next I flipped it over and used more tape to adhere it to my work surface.   I’m using a Ranger craft mat today, but any non-pourous surface would work.  By using 4 pieces of tape, you get a stencil that won’t shift, a crisp image, and you can ink up all the way to the edges.

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I added Wilted Violet Distress Ink in the corner with my Mini Ink Blending Tool.  You can also use Gelatos, colored pencils, markers, whatever you have.  Next I added Salty Ocean and Peacock Feathers.  I love how the colors blend!

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Bonus Card!  I don’t want to waste all the ink left on the stencil, so I grabbed another piece of watercolor paper.  I misted the stencil with lots of water, and laid it over my paper.  You get a very soft image, a reverse of the stencil.  Gotta love getting two cards at once!  When it dries, I’ll make another card.

Distress Stencil Card - Colorful Encouragement

I die cut my panel with the Postage Edge Dies from Simon Says Stamp, and attached it to a black card base with tape runner.  The sentiment is from Catherine Pooler’s Simply The Best stamp set, and I die cut the word best with the matching die.  Finally I added purple sequins from Neat &  Tangled to finish the card.

Do you use stencils on your cards?  Let me know in the comments, and I’ll be back again soon.

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