Monday, April 3, 2017

Color-Layering Stencil

WARNING: photo-heavy post!

Hello friends!
Altenew_Family Matters_Virginia #3

As promised, I said that I would share my how-to with this card from Altenew Stamp and Die March Release. I am breaking down the process in the following steps. With photos, you can take the time to look through and try them out if you are interested.  
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1. secure Medallion Stencil A over card stock with Washi Tape, ink up selective area in grey and rose
2-3. reveal and check for imperfection. apply more inks if needed.
4. secure Medallion Stencil B and prepare to apply embossing paste/mousse

5. apply mouse/paste. It would look like a hot mess...but have no fear!
6. lift the stencil carefully and let dry
7. add more orange at the center with Medallion Stencil B
8. trim edges and excess (from paste). Stamp the sentiment (not shown in photo)

Thanks to these layering stencils, it gives me the idea to use two more stencils and try out the combinations. If you see my sample, you will know how fun and easy to use stencils for color-layering. The following is my extended idea and design.

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In this card, I combined two stencils:
                                Floral Drape (Altenew, SSS)       Sketch Lines (Altenew, SSS)

 First, I applies various green with Floral Drape until all areas were covered. With the Floral Drape still in place, I laid down Sketch Lines over the Floral Drape and applied various orange inks. If that was enough, I tool the sketch Sketch Lines and inked up partially on the left.


I added a leaf die and sentiment from Build-a Flower (Camellia). Also, I don't know about you, but I have a lot of trouble with white Gel Pens over the years. Well, no more. I have now this Sakura Extra Fine Pen Markers and I love it! See the tiny does on the yellow leaf? Yeah, I used the pen marker without any problem. You can also fix the poorly whit-embossed image!

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Valerija said...

Wonderful cars. Love them all.
Valerija xx

Betty said...

love love your cards Virginia, but the second one is so wonderful - am going to have to try for that look with some stencils i have - thanks for inspiring me today!!

Preeti D. (aka Dutt Preety) said...

Beautiful cards :) love how you have combined the stencils. Very cool look. I love it. Thanks for sharing.

conil said...

Thank you for the tutorial. I loved this card when I first saw it and, now that I know how you achieved its magnificence, I love it even more. Just love how you mind comes up with these stunners.

snappy scrappy said...

Gorgeous-great tutorial!!

Harriet said...

Brilliant!!! I especially like card #2. Who would think using a stencil like you did would create such a striking card. Brilliant--says it all.

Missy Pink said...

Virginia, I love how you explained and took photos for this clever technique. I must give this ago and you have definitely inspired me sweetie. Your use of colour is always perfect but I love the colours so much in both of your cards. Your blending is stunning too!! Have lovely evening my friend. Hugs x

Dotty Jo said...

Beautiful cards! Jo x

Craftychris said...

Gorgeous cards and cool tutorial, thank you! xxx

Glennis F said...

great technique, thanks for sharing

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Thanks for sharing your process with the daughter card, Virginia! Just love the thanks card too - so fun with the lined flowers1!

Shelly said...

Wow! These are beautiful, Virginia!
Thanks for sharing how you created your first card! :)

Lisa Elton said...

Beautiful cards Virginia! Thanks for your step by step photos!

Karen B. said...

Fabulous tutorial and card!

Dawn T said...

WOW totally Stunning Virginia. love the use of the paste as well as the ink colours on your first card and great idea with your second day

Rachel A. said...

Beautiful cards, Virginia! I love the layered stencil look. I would have never thought to try it! Thank you for all the photos to explain the process. Very cool!

Sue D said...

Thanks for sharing how you combine stencils.

Purple Princess said...

Beautiful cards!!

Denise Bryant said...

I can see that I'm going to have to get some new stencils! Thanks for the beautiful cards to inspire me!

mandalj said...

Love your ideas on how to layer stencils! Great effects and beautiful card!

Karen Dunbrook said...

thanks so much for showing us your process mf...lovely cards.
xx Karen

Miriam Prantner said...

Great tutorial, and I really love the second card too!