Sunday, 26 May 2013


Hi, its Carol with you today and we are going to have "fun with stencils".  This is going to be a 2 part post - we will make one tag and one card on each post - so I hope that your going to enjoy the posts!

So, for this post we are going to use the following:-
Size 8 tag - either cut with the Tim Holtz Alterations die or one fresh out of the packet!!
Distress Inks
Acryllic paints
Stencils - for this tag I've used Blazonary, a small circle stencil,
Washi tape
Film strip embellishment by Ranger
Simple Stories 24/seven layered stickers...

so, to start...

Take your tag and colour using acryllic paints.
Then take the blazonary stencil and stencil with a dark colour, dry, then move the stencil off shape and add a lighter colour on top - the tag should look like this:-

This is called the bumping technique and was initially shown by Lynne Perella - great technique.  Then using an old credit card I added some painted lines, and by using a small circle stencil added further stencilling with burgundy paint.

Washi tape was added for texture...then I added a piece of film strip embellishment and some of the three D stickers from Simple Stories 24/7.  To finish the edges were inked with distress ink.

et voila:-

I've added some  bling to the embellishments......

Some of the stencils have such great shapes within the stencil - by masking off some of the stencil, using cut and dry foam with distress inks you can create quick, simple but classy cards:-

The stencil used here was mini garden gate by the crafters workshop...

See you soon


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