Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Playing with Stencils

Today I'm playing with layering stencils.
I layered my stencils on a tag and after finishing it, I cut it into 2 pieces and so was able to make 2 cards!
The first uses a smaller piece and is framed by a stamp.  This is a 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" card.
 Close up
My 2nd card uses a larger piece of the finished tag and is 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".
 Close up of the stenciling
Here are photos of the steps I used in creating my layered stencils
First I used white acrylic paint through one of Tim's mini stencils pouncing the ink on with a sponge applicator on a blending tool.
 Be sure to wash your stencil and sponge immediately after use.
then I layered a mini leaf stencil over the words using Distress Dried Marigold ink
I layered a mini grid stencil over the tag using Crushed Olive Distress Ink
I sponged over the edges with Ground Espresso Distress ink
and I sponged over the whole tag with Seedless Preserves and Scattered Straw.  I used a baby wipe over the acrylic paint to remove any ink laying on top of that stenciling.
then I stamped over the stenciling with Archival Jet Black Ink.
I flicked water onto the tag to create water spots.
Here's the fun stamp set I used

I'm linking my cards to: 

Stamps:  Mini Halloween - Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous
Paper:  #8 Manila Tag - Ranger, Rustic Cream - PTI
Ink:  Ranger Distress - Scattered Straw, Dried Marigold, Ground Expresso, Crushed Olive, Seedless Preserves, Old Paper,.
Accessories:  round sponge applicator and Blending Tool - Ranger, Tim Holtz Mini Stencils - leaves, grid, lost and found, water.


Dotty Jo x said...

Wow, Julia, these are stunning! Jo x

Samra Leshinski said...

Gorgeous Halloween cards Julia!!! Love those stamps, they are on my wishlist now :)
Paper Talk with Samra

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely Julia, great step by steps and technique . Tracy x

Karen D. said...

love the look mf...awesome cards made from your tag. Thanks for showing how you did it too.
xx Karen

Bonnie said...

What a fantastic job of layering stencils, Julia! Thanks for putting all the steps!

nancy littrell said...

TFS your photos and steps to your layered stenciling tag, Julia. How fun to get 2 CAS designed cards out of one tag. Hugs..

Susan said...

Julia, thank you so much for detailing the steps - I'm really trying to get better at stencil layering so might try CASEing this. Love the blend of stencils and the use of acrylic paint to create a resist. And fabulous cards as your end result!

Christine Alexander said...

awesome stencil layering and I love the acrylic resist. Can't wait to give this a go :)

Loll said...

Your layering of stencils is awesome, Julia. I've been working on this technique and (hopefully) getting better. :) Love the idea of using white acrylic paint as a resist. xx

Marina said...

Fabulously atmospheric! Thanks for joining in at City Crafter.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Your playing turned out just BEAUTIFUL - I love both pieces - you achieved great atmosphere.

toni said...

How wonderful to get two stunning cards from one fabulous tag! Love your layered resist technique. Thank you for joining us over at Stamps and Stencils. Toni x

Ruth said...

Great step outs, such clever's a great technique to add depth yet produce stunning CAS style cards. Fabulous Julia! Thanks so much for joining us at Stamps and Stencils. Ruth xx

rachel said...

Such wonderful layering shown so beautifully! Thanks for sharing with us at stamps and stencils! Hugs rachel x

Team Clark said...

Julia, I absolutely LOVED reading your process and seeing the steps along the way. I am definitely going to try this style of layering. You always inspire me with your mix of MM and CAS. Genius! Hugs, Autumn