More Playing With Stencils

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! I’m back today with another card that is the result of some late night experimentation. As you’ve probably noticed, I love incorporating stencils into my cards and I’ve amassed quite a collection. I’m always looking for new and different ways to use them. Like many crafters, I’ve also accumulated a variety of different mediums that I often play around with (also with varying results!).

When I decide to try expanding my coloring beyond Copics, I purchased a set of Prismacolor pencils, but found that I didn’t really enjoy using them. But recently I decided to give it one more try – not with Prismas – but with Farber-Castell Polychromos colored pencils. Although I do suffer from full set syndrome, I did manage to control myself and purchased a set of 36 pencils, which I thought would have enough variety to in color to experiment.

I selected the Peacock Mandala stencil from Picket Fence Studios and taped it in place with iCraft Purple tape to a piece of Stonehenge White paper. I wanted the mandala to be bright and colorful, so I selected a several pencils in blues, greens and yellows. Then I just colored the open areas of the stencil. Polychromos pencils are oil based and seem to soak into the paper. I found them much easier to use than Prismas and did not need to use Gamasol to blend.

Rowhouse Greetings | Peacock Mandala Stencil by Picket Fence Studios

Once the coloring was complete, I removed the stencil and applied the dot pattern with Nuvo Crystal Drops in Ebony Black. I really have to thank Wendy Vecchi for showing me in a recent class how to apply enamel drop products with a stylus for a quick, easy, and consistent application.

To finish, I added a die cut from Honey Bee Stamps that I popped up with foam squares. I really love how this card turned out and I’m sure I’ll keep this technique in mind when I’m using my stencils.

Disclosure: Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. All items were personally purchased except those marked with an asterisk (*) . I never share a product I do not like. All opinions are my own. Read more.

Where available I use compensated affiliate links, meaning that at no cost to you I receive a commission if you click through and make a purchase. I use this money to support my blog. If you like my projects, please consider supporting me by clicking through these links when you shop. Thanks so much! Read more.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110# (card base); Stonehenge White by Legion (coloring layer)
Stencil: Peacock Mandala by Picket Fence Studios
Dies: Bloom by Honey Bee Stamps
Embellishments: Nuvo Crystal Drops in Ebony Black by Tonic Studios
Polychromos: (order from center to edge) Hellioblue-Redish #151; Ultramarine #120; Light Ultramarine #120; Colbalt Turquoise #153; Colbalt Green #156; Emerald Green #163; Leaf Green #122, Light Green #171; Dark Naples Ochre #184; Cadmium Yellow #107; Cadmium Orange #111

Maggie with a Penguin by Mos Digital Pencil

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! I’ve done a lot of craft shopping lately and my house is a wreck with piles of new stamps, stencils and other products waiting to be organized and put away. I’ve also been putting some thought into future classes so I have stuff piled up all over the dining room table. But yesterday, I pushed all that stuff to the side to make a just for fun card to start the inevitable stash of holiday cards.

Today’s card features a digital image from Mo’s Digital Pencil called Maggie with a Penguin. This image was at one time also available in rubber from Stamping Bella, but I think it has since been retired. You can still find the rubber stamp in a few online craft stores as well as Amazon.

Rowhouse Greetings | Maggie With A Penguin by Mo's DIgital Pencil

For the background, I used the Holiday Knit Layering Stencil by Tim Holtz with Dreamweaver Embossing Paste. The image was printed onto Hammermill Color Copy Digital Cover and colored with Copic markers (see list below). I added a sentiment from Christmas Sentiments by Penny Black stamped in Versafine ink.

One holiday card down. Don’t want to think about how many to go!

In the meantime, I’m entering this card in Challenge #282 – Pets/Animals with a Mo Manning image.

Disclosure: Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. All items were personally purchased except those marked with an asterisk (*) . I never share a product I do not like. All opinions are my own. Read more.

Where available I use compensated affiliate links, meaning that at no cost to you I receive a commission if you click through and make a purchase. I use this money to support my blog. If you like my projects, please consider supporting me by clicking through these links when you shop. Thanks so much! Read more.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White #110; Hammermill Color Copy Digital Cover 100#; Bazzill Cardstock in Date Swirl
Stamps: Maggie with Penguin by Mo’s Digital Pencil; Christmas Sentiments by Penny Black
Ink: Versafine in Onyx Black by Tsukineko
Stencil: Holiday Knit Layering Stencil by Stampers Anonymous – Tim Holtz
Embellishments: Dreamweaver Embossing Paste by Stampendous; Super Fine Detail Embossing Powder in Clear by Ranger
Copics: E000, E00, E11, E21, E93, V20 (skin); BG70, BG72, BG75, BV25 (sweater); R22, R24, R35, R46, BV25 (hat, mittens & boots); BV25, C3, C5, V20 (penguin)

Back by Popular Demand!

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! Just a quick note to let you know that I will be offering my stencil techniques class one more time at Photo Scraps on Wednesday, August 21st from 1:00 PM to 3:00PM. If you missed this class earlier in the month, now is your last chance to get in on the fun! In this class, you will create seven stenciled backgrounds using various techniques and gel mediums that you can transform into lovely greeting cards with the addition of sentiments and die cuts from Honey Bee Stamps.

CLASS FEE $35 (includes stencil from Echo Park Paper Co. to add to your personal stash).

Photo Scraps
1213 Liberty Road | Eldersburg, MD 21784
phone: 410-549-5187 | web: http://photoscraps.blogspot.com
Wednesday, August 21st from 1:00 PM to 3:00PM
Please call Photo Scraps at 410-549-5187 to register.

NOTE: You will be able to assemble at least two cards in class. However, since gel mediums have varying dry times, you may need to complete the assembly of some of your cards at home.

BRING TO CLASS

You will need the following supplies for class. Please contact Photo Scraps in advance of class if you need any of the craft supplies on the list. If you wait until class time, you may not be able to purchase the supplies you’ll need to participate in class.

  • Distress Oxide ink pads in Worn Lipstick and Scattered Straw (you can substitute Squeezed Lemonade for Scattered Straw if necessary)
  • Versamark Ink Pad (either a regular sized pad or mini)
  • Three ink blenders (such as Ranger Ink Blending Tools, Nuvo Blending Sponges, Picket Fence Blending Brushes, etc.)
  • Paper trimmer
  • iCraft Purple Tape 
  • Paper towels
  • Baby wipes  
  • Scissors
  • Foam Squares (such as Gina K. Designs Foam Squares or Scrapbook Adhesives 3-D Squares)
  • Tape runner
  • Liquid glue that dries clear (such as Connect Glue by Gina K. Designs or Ranger Multi Medium Matte)

Dragonfly Ride by House Mouse Designs

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! Today’s card it a little bit of a throwback to my early coloring days. When I first started coloring, most of my early images were from House Mouse Designs. As time passed, I started coloring images from other stamp companies, but I still have a soft spot for Amanda, Monica, Mudpie, Maxwell and Muzzy. So today’s card features Monica and friend on a Dragonfly Ride!

When planning my project, I decided to start with the stenciling. I didn’t want to have to recolor the image if I made a mistake with the stenciling. So I die cut the paper and stamping the image so I would know where to position the stenciling. Using Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass, I carefully stenciled around the image. Then I colored the image with Copic markers and heat embossed the sentiment. I added Wink of Stella in Clear to the dragonfly wings for a little extra shimmer.

That’s it for today! See ya soon!

Supplies

Disclosure: Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. All items were personally purchased except those marked with an asterisk (*) . I never share a product I do not like. All opinions are my own. Read more.

Where available I use compensated affiliate links, meaning that at no cost to you I receive a commission if you click through and make a purchase. I use this money to support my blog. If you like my projects, please consider supporting me by clicking through these links when you shop. Thanks so much! Read more.

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Hammermill Color Copy Digital 100#; Plaid Patterns Merry & Bright 6×6 pack by My Favorite Things
Stamp: Dragonfly Ride by Stampendous – House Mouse Designs; Floral Greetngs by Stampendous
Inks: Amalgam Ink in Jet Black by Gina K. Designs; Versamark by Tsukineko; Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass by Ranger – Tim Holtz
Die: Stitched Scalloped Basic Edges by My Favorite Things
Stencil: Cloud Stencil by My Favorite Things
Embellishments: Wink of Stella in Clear by ZIG; Embossing Powder in Navy by Ranger
Copics: E50, E53, E93 (skin); C1, C3, C5 (fur); BG000, BG10, B000, BV00, (dragonfly)

Fun with Stencils: Class Wrap Up

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! Just finished up another class at Photo Scraps yesterday featuring different techniques and products to use with stencils. Everyone had a good time and hopefully will be inspired to incorporate stencils into their projects.

Since I ran out of paper AND printer ink when I was preparing the card kits, I wasn’t able to give everyone my usual handout listing all of the products. So as promised I am following up today with the product information. Tracy and Lisa asked that I offer another stencil class later in the year. Stay tuned! I’m thinking about ways to incorporate stencils into holiday cards!

And be sure to join me TODAY from noon to 3:00PM at the Photo Scraps Yard Sale. Arrive early for the best deals!

Supplies

Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. All items were personally purchased except those marked with an asterisk (*) . I never share a product I do not like. All opinions are my own. Read more.

Stamp: Smile by Honey Bee Stamps
Ink: Distress Inks in Worn Lipstick and Scattered Straw by Ranger – Tim Holtz
Stencil: Summertime Bloom by Echo Park Paper Co.
Embellishments: Sequins by 28 Lilac Lane in Heavy Metal

Rowhouse Greetings | Thanks by Honey Bee Stamps | Summertime Bloom by Echo Park Paper Co.

Ink: Distress Inks in Worn Lipstick and Scattered Straw by Ranger – Tim Holtz; Versamark by Tsukineko
Stencil: Summertime Bloom by Echo Park Paper Co.
Die: Large Thanks by Honey Bee Stamps
Embellishments: Embossing Powder in Marigold by Ranger; Sequins by 28 Lilac Lane in Heavy Metal

Rowhouse Greetings | Thanks A Bunch by Honey Bee Stamps | Summertime Bloom by Echo Park Paper Co.

Stamp: Thanks A Bunch by Honey Bee Stamps
Ink: Archival Ink in Jet Black by Ranger
Stencil: Summertime Bloom by Echo Park Paper Co.
Die: Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Embellishments: Nuvo Embellishment Mousse in Custard Cream

Rowhouse Greetings | Bloom by Honey Bee Stamps | Summertime Bloom by Echo Park Paper Co.

Stamp: Bloom by Honey Bee Stamps
Ink: Archival Ink in Jet Black by Ranger
Die: Bloom by Honey Bee Stamps
Stencil: Summertime Bloom by Echo Park Paper Co.
Embellishments: Dreamweaver Embossing Paste by Stampendous

Rowhouse Greetings | Thanks A Bunch by Honey Bee Stamps | Summertime Bloom by Echo Park Paper Co.

Stamp: Thanks A Bunch by Honey Bee Stamps
Ink: Archival Ink in Jet Black by Ranger; Distress Inks in Worn Lipstick and Scattered Straw by Ranger – Tim Holtz
Stencil: Summertime Bloom by Echo Park Paper Co.
Embellishments: Dreamweaver Embossing Paste by Stampendous; Sequins in Heavy Metal by 28 Lilac Lane

Rowhouse Greetings | Smile by Honey Bee Stamps | Summertime Bloom by Echo Park Paper Co.

Stamp: Smile by Honey Bee Stamps
Die: Smile by Honey Bee Stamps
Stencil: Summertime Bloom by Echo Park Paper Co.
Ink: Distress Inks in Worn Lipstick and Scattered Straw by Ranger – Tim Holtz
Embellishments: Texture Paste in Transparent Gloss by Ranger; Sequins in Heavy Metal by 28 Lilac Lane

Rowhouse Greetings | Hello by Honey Bee Stamps | Summertime Bloom by Echo Park Paper Co.

Ink: Distress Inks in Worn Lipstick and Scattered Straw by Ranger – Tim Holtz
Die: Hello by Honey Bee Stamps
Stencil: Summertime Bloom by Echo Park Paper Co.
Embellishments: Glitz Glitter Gel in White by Gina K. Designs