Monday, May 4, 2020

May CAS Stencil Challenge - Layered Stenciling

The May CAS Stencil Card Challenge has just been posted.  Hilary is our hostess this month and she wants us to layer our stencils!
 There are several links to different stencil layering technique videos over on the blog to help inspire you.  I looked at the one by Tim Holtz and used his techniques on my background.
I used 3 stencils on my background two stenciled with Distress Paint and one with Distress Ink. 

First I laid the Typo stencil over a panel of white Bristol Smooth Paper by Strathmore. 
I pounced some Scattered Straw Distress Paint onto my craft mat then rubbed my blending tool with a  foam pad over the ink and pounced it over the stencil.  I wiped off my stencil before the paint could dry. 
(I've had this Distress Paint for years and haven't used it lately. I was happy to find that it was still liquid! You could use any acrylic paint through your stencil - just be sure to clean it right away!)
(my paper looks cream color due to the lighting in my craft room but it is white!)
I dried the panel with my heat tool, then laid the Bubble Layering Stencil over the panel
I used the same process for inking - using Cracked Pistachio Distress Paint and pouncing it over the stencil with my foam applicator. 
 (the paint is not sparkly, that's just the light on my work table reflecting off it on the bottom portion)
I dried my panel with my heat tool and washed off my stencil.  Then I sponged colors onto my panel, first with Ranger Distress Picked Raspberry.
Then Wild Honey and finally Broken China.   
I rubbed over the panel with a paper towel to remove the Distress ink off of the paint stenciled areas. You don't have to do this but it does make the paint stenciling stand out more.
For my final stencil layer, I used this mini leaf stencil with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.  
I also stenciled on the lower right side of the panel but did not take a photo of that!
I cut my panel in half horizontally and made two cards.   The cat is Mooch from Lavinia Stamps.  The sentiment is from Just Sentiments Birthday by Ink to Paper.  I added some Periwinkle Flower Sequins from Honey Bee Stamps. I layered the stenciled panel to a slightly taller black panel and layered the two over a white card base. 
I really love how this multi layered stenciling came out and will definitely try it again! 
Here's the 2nd card I made from the stenciled panel.
The Stars 2 Mini stamp and Mini Slender Mushrooms stamp below are from Lavinia Stamps and the sentiment is from the same Ink to Paper set as my first card.
So please join us.  What a great new way to use our stencils!  The challenge is open until 5/24/2020.  You will find the challenge, more inspiration from the rest of the Design team as well as our talented Guest Designer Greta here.

Stamps:  Mooch, (cat), Stars 2 Mini Mushrooms - Lavinia Stamps, Just Sentiments - Ink to Paper.
Paper:  White Bristol Smooth - Strathmore; white, True Black - PTI.
Ink:  Obsidian - Altenew, Ranger Distress Picked Raspberry, Wild Honey Gathered Twigs, Broken China.
Accessories:  Bubble Layering Stencil, Typo Stencil, Mini Leaf stencil - Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous, Ranger Distress Paint Scattered Straw and Cracked Pistachio, foam and applicator - Ranger.


HilaryJane said...

That panel did indeed turn out really well and made 2 amazing cards. I love the colours you used and the trick of using paint under the ink so that the ink doesn't stick on the paint, it keeps the colours from being compromised, What a neat idea xx

Bonnie said...

Wonderful layering of these stencils, Julia! Love the way you've mixed your colors and can see all the layers! Two awesome cards!

Christine Alexander said...

Julia that looks so much fun with all those stencils paints and inks. I love how this turned out :)

Loll said...

Both your layered stencils cards are AWESOME, Julia! Love the mix of colours and stencils. And using different mediums really shows off each of them. xx

Susan said...

Love both of these cards! What a great mix of stencils and colours! I really want to make a card for this great challenge!

Viv said...

Wonderful layered stencil cards Julia - the colours are great together and the stamps are a great fit for the backgrounds! Lovely!

Barb Ghig said...

Both cards are really striking, Julia! I love how you added texture with your paints and your color palette is amazing! I also love your silhouette of the cat, clever! xx

Linda said...

I love how you built up the stenciled layers, the different mediums look fab xx

Trina P. said...

Both cards are beautiful, Julia, Thanks for the incredible step-by-step stencil layering process with amazing results.

Brenda in IN said...

A fantastic mix of colors, stencils and stamps. I love that Mooch stamp, so cute!

Cathy said...

Brilliant cards Julia, TFS your process pics, I love how the paint resists the ink and your mix of colours is gorgeous too. Love those Lavinia stamps, I seem to be collecting quite a few but haven't used them, yours are perfect here, Cathy x

Mac Mable said...

Both cards are artsy and what amazing effects with the layering of the stencils. I didn't know that the distress paint would act as a resist and thank you for the step by steps x.