Monday, July 20, 2015

Hot Trend- Stencils / Masks

July 16, 2015 Card Class                  Hot Trend- Stencils / Masks                                                  

Stencils (or masks) are a hot trend in the paper crafter's world right now.  They are an inexpensive way to add interest and dimension to your cards and scrapbook pages.

There are many, many products to use with your stencil- here are a few of the most common ones:
·       Spray mist colors

$3.75 for two bottles….make your own mists and save money!
·       Sponge and ink
$4.50 for 3 sponges- cut each sponge into six wedges!
·       Dauber and ink
 $6.50 for five daubers

·       Texture paste
 I did not have a card sample to share  for texture paste but here is a scrapbook page sample with texture paste for added dimension.

·       Acrylic paint

·       Stipple brush

Stampin’ Up!  has several super economical choices for you when it comes to stencils.  Check them out on page 157.

Hearts and Stars #133777 $3.75 two stencils in pack

Dots and Stripes #133775 $3.75 two stencils in pack

Happy Patterns #138313 $7.50 four stencils in pack

You do not have to purchase stencils, be innovative in your thinking and you can come up with ideas like these:
·       Use a punch to create a stencil

·       Use a framelit die as a stencil

·       Use an embossing folder as a stencil alternative

I encourage you to try some of these techniques with stencils and stencil alternatives.  Be sure to share your creations….I would love to see what you create!

Inky hugs ‘til next time!


Sharon H said...

How did you use the butterfly framelit to get that end result? That is beautiful!

andersonshel said...

Thanks Sharon.... I think you are talking about the butterfly card with the bird silhouette?

You use the framelit to use as a stencil....sponge color through the stencil....then stamp a silhouette image over top. Then remove the stencil and you have a one layered card that is awesome.

Does this answer your question? If not, let me know.

Christenna said...

I love the butterfly card. Does the ink come off easy in the framelit.

andersonshel said...

yes, just run the framelit under warm water and dry thoroughly.