• Jennifer Leonard

The Versatility of Stencils!

Stencils! I'm sure we all have them in our crafty stash right? But how often do you pull them out? In Laurel Beard's class..."Celebrations: Stencil Techniques" I learned many creative ways to use stencils and I also learned how to make new stencils out of Die Cuts that I already own! Gotta love that right? While the most common use of the stencil is to ink blend, I wanted to step up my technique and use tinted texture paste to bring dimension to the stencil. For this design, I used Altenew's Square Weave Stencil and Texture paste mixed with Lava Rock Crisp Ink. Once I achieved the desired color, I spread the paste in the center of the card over the stencil. It reminds me of spreading peanut butter on bread! Very smooth and creamy! I purposely off centered the stencil so the flowers did not cover the entire stencil. HINT! Clean off your stencil right away to get the texture paste off before it hardens. Stencils can be delicate and we want to have years of use!

The stencil reminded me of a lattice fence you would see in a garden, so naturally the perfect pairing was the addition of the Climbers Flowers Die Set. I'll focus on the Climber set in another post as they are just adorable flowers to create!

The sentiment is from the Majestic Bloom and Die set. I stamped each sentiment with Obsidean Ink and cut the strip to size. I added some Lava Rock Ink to the edges and popped the sentiments up on foam dots. Hope you enjoyed the card! Please leave a comment so I can read what you think! Till next time! Bye!


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