Hi all! I'm here today with a reminder post about the CAS Stencil Challenge - you still have time to join in! The challenge ends on 8/24!
Robyn is our wonderful hostess this month - and she wants to see us use our Spray Inks! We all have them right?!! Let's get them out and use them with our stencils!
You can make your own ink sprays by adding water to some reinker in a spray bottle, or adding anything like Brushos to water in a spray bottle. Experiment with what you have!
So for my reminder card - I decided to use these beautiful Layered Dahlia Stencil A and Layered Dahlia Stencil B from Altenew.
The A stencil has more open space on it - so you ink that one first and you use a lighter color. I used Altenew Soft Lilac Metallic Ink Spray over Stencil A.
(I use an old pizza box lined with some computer paper to contain the spray!)
(I tried making a monoprint by pressing the inked stencil onto a clean panel of card stock - but it didn't give a good result - I think because the stencil is so open - the lines did not give any kind of recognizable design.)
I let the first spray dry (didn't take long and you can also hit it with your heat tool), then I laid Stencil B over the panel matching up the image and sprayed over it again, this time using Altenew Lavender Fields Metallic Ink Spray, and just look at this gorgeous result!
These metallic ink sprays have a shimmer to them that I try to show with an angled photo of my card further below.
So, to make it CAS - I
hated to cut the 6"x 6" panel into smaller panels and I made two cards. The bloom was so large that I couldn't make it any smaller than this without making it an abstract print!
I added a die cut hugs and stamped the first part of the sentiment on a punched strip.
Here's a tilted view to hopefully capture the pretty metallic shimmer to the colors
The lovely Quilted Backdrop Die is from Lawn Fawn.
So show us how you use all those sprays you have in your craft room with your stencils! You'll find links to technique videos as well as lots of inspiration from the creative design team, along with our two Guest Designers this month - Hilary and Amy over at the CAS Stencil Blog!
The challenge is open until August 24th!
I'm also linking my card to:
my occasion is sympathy
Inspired by the colors
Stamps: Casual Comfort: Cas-ual Fridays Stamps.
Paper: White, Lilac Grace - PTI
Ink: True Black - PTI, Metallic Spray Inks Soft Lilac and Lavender Fields - Altenew
Accessories: Quilted Backdrop Die - Lawn Fawn, Scripted Words Dies - Altenew, foam dots, Tombow Glue, word window punch - SU.