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!
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.
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!
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.
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.