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.

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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

It’s Time for Demo Day!

Join me TODAY at Photo Scraps for Demo Day! I’ll have the two cards shown below. There will also be cards designed by Dedra, Lisa, and Linda and scrapbook layouts by Gina. Just drop in anytime between 11:00 AM and 4:00 PM and create as many Demos you want. Please remember to bring your own tape runner or other adhesive of choice to Demo Day. 

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.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Cardstock; Sunny Days by Echo Park Paper Co.
Stamp: Mail Chick by Stamping Bella
Inks: Memento in Tuxedo Black; Black Amalgam by Gina K. Designs
Dies: Outside In Stitched Heart Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Lacy Heart Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Copics: Y32, Y35, Y38, YR04, YR09 (chick) | BG0000, B0000, R46 (envelope) | BV20 (shadows)

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Cardstock; Purple Posies (*) from the Really Rainbow Collection by Lawn Fawn
Stamp: Sweet Dear Friend by Picket Fence Studios
Dies: Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Inks: Memento in Tuxedo Black; Versafine in Onyx Black
Copics: E00, E93 (skin) | E30, E33 (hair) | YG01, YG03, YG07, B00, B01, B02, R81, R83, R85 (dresses)