Wednesday, September 4, 2019

September CAS Stencil - Use Baby Wipes!

This month I'm honored to be the hostess for the September CAS Stencil Card Challenge.  My challenge is to use baby wipes with your stencils.

There are 3 techniques that I found on the topic (they are also linked over at the CAS Stencil Challenge Blog).

One uses Distress Inks, one uses Pan Pastels and one uses acrylic paint - but feel free to use another technique you may know about and share it with us!  It just has to involve baby wipes and stencils!
Acrylic paint, stencils and baby wipes:  (no video just a description below)

Since I am the hostess this month - I felt I should show you two different techniques to inspire you!   I used the same stencil and card design on both - but different materials to create the stenciled panel.

Here are some process photos for each card. 

For the card on the left above, I sponged Ranger Distress Mowed Lawn and Broken China over a panel of white card stock. 
I laid the stencil over the panel in the location I wanted it.  I used the same Portal Shutters Stencil from Stencil Girl for both cards.  This is a 6"x6" stencil with 4 different windows/shutters on it.
Then I dabbed/rubbed over the stencil to remove the ink with a baby wipe.  Don't press too hard as you can rub off the paper!  And be sure your Baby Wipe isn't dripping water or it will seep underneath the stencil! I could see when the ink was being removed - and I lifted up an edge to see if the stenciling was clear enough before removing the stencil completely.
So here's the result.  I heated it just a bit with my heat tool to dry it.  Drying also reveals the stenciling a little more.
To finish this card, I die cut the panel with a stitched edge square die, mounted it to a slightly larger panel of Tropical Teal card.  I die cut a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of white card and die cut it with Halftone Cover Die from Altenew.  I stamped the sentiment from Happy Village by Lawn Fawn on a white strip and layered it below the stenciled panel.  I punched a heart out of some blue vellum I found in my craft room (!) and adhered it with a tiny piece of ScorTape just at the top of the heart.
Here's how I created my 2nd card - on right at the top of my blog post.
I put drops of 3 acrylic paints on my white card stock panel.  I found that using inexpensive acrylic paints like you get at Michaels or JoAnn worked better than then my more expensive Paper Artsy paints (which did not rub off!)
Then I spread the colors with my brayer over the panel.  Just roll up and down - you don't want to mix the colors too much.
Again, I used one of the windows on the Portal Shutters Stencil from Stencil Girl. 
 (Lay the stencil over your panel quickly - you don't want the paint to dry too much or it won't rub off.)
I wiped over the stencil with a baby wipe until I could see the paint was being removed.
And here is the result - the top layer of paper tore off in a tiny spot when I removed the stencil there at the bottom center below the stenciling - I guess the paint stuck to the stencil - but luckily it was just a spot and just adds a little more to the distressed look!?
I finished off my card in the same way I did the first one.
So there you have two ways to participate in the CAS Stencil Card Challenge!  Easy, right?!!  I can't wait to see how you use baby wipes with your stencils.
You'll find the challenge, lots of inspiration from the Design Team as well as our guest designer this month, the very talented  Sarah, over at CAS Stencil.  You have until 9/24 to link up your CAS design!

I'm linking my card to:
Use shapes on your card

1st Card
Stamps:   Happy Village - Lawn Fawn
Paper:  White, Tropical Teal - PTI, Watercolor Vellum - Making Memories.
Ink:  True Black - PTI, Ranger Distress Broken China, Mowed Lawn.
Accessories:  Portal Shutters Stencil -Stencil Girl, baby wipes, sponge and blending tool applicator- Ranger, craft mat, Stitch Mat Squares Die - Lil Inker Designs, Halftone Cover Die - Altenew, Heart Punch - Marvy.

2nd Card
Stamps:   Happy Village - Lawn Fawn
Paper:  White, Amethyst Allure - PTI, Watercolor Vellum - Making Memories.
Ink:  True Black - PTI.
Accessories:  Portal Shutters Stencil -Stencil Girl, baby wipes, Americana Acrylic Paint Mint Julep Green, Wild Orchid, Cadmium Yellow - JoAnn, craft mat, Stitch Mat Squares Die - Lil Inker Designs, Halftone Cover Die - Altenew, Heart Punch - Marvy Uchida, breyer.


Barb Ghig said...

Your cards are really beautiful, Julia! I love the effect of using both backgrounds and your vellum hearts are such a clever idea! Thanks so much for your step-by-step tutorial and for challenging us with such a fun technique!

Viv said...

Such inventive cards Julia - the vellum heart is perfect!

nancy littrell said...

Thank you so much Julia for sharing your photos of your step by step creation of your 2 wonderful cards using distress inks on your 1st card and arylic paints on your 2nd card. Such a fun challenge using baby wipes, Julia. Thank you for hosting and sharing your awesome card designs. Hugs..Nancy

Linda said...

These look fab Julia, love the distressed look on the second one. The pretty vellum hearts are such a lovely finishing touch too. Thanks for hosting this fun challenge xx

Bonnie said...

The difference between the backgrounds is amazing, Julia! Two fantastic examples of this technique! Great challenge, my friend!

Loll said...

Two amazing cards using the baby wipe to remove colour through a stencil. I love that you've used two different colouring mediums. They look so different, yet both revealed the colour lift perfectly. Fun challenge, Julia!! xx

Cathy said...

Great cards Julia, loved that you showed your process for making them, I need to try the paints, looks like a lot of fun, Cathy x

Robyn Oliver said...

Great challenge Julia, cool to see what techniques pop up using good old Baby Wipes - and your tutorials are so helpful - I'm being inspired again to dig out some paints and get messy... the stencil design for your cards, teams perfectly with the heart and sentiment... love them, hugs Robyn

Papercraft Boutique said...

Both cards are fabulous and pretty, and yet their looks are different, Julia! The halftone cover plate makes a great background for the cards. Thank you so much for showing how to use the two different mediums for this fun technique with lots of pictures! It's interesting to know that inexpensive acrylic paints work better for this technique.
I chucked when I read about your distress-look stencil. ;-)
Hideko xx

Mac Mable said...

Tons of fabulous inspiration and two fabulous cards. The technique looks unique and thank you for showing me the two different ways of doing it x.

butterfly said...

Ahhh... the magic of the humble baby wipe - a great technique and a pair of charming cards to end up with.
Alison x

Janeen from said...

Thanks for submitting your card at Make My Monday for the shapes challenge. Lovely and artistic card.

Make My Monday Design Team

AO Creations said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Make My Monday, good luck!!! Amy DT

Susie Bentz: My Time to Play said...

These cards are beautiful and I love the stencil you used! I have not tried this technique before but I see it in my future!