Sunday, March 10, 2019

Partial Stenciling in Two Ways!

Hello friends!
It is my turn to share projects with you over Altenew Card Blog!

 I don't know about you, but I am PARTIAL to stencils! The awesome Feathered Leaves Stencil is the highlighted with my two projects. Stencils provide really cool and unique touches and background to any designs. Better yet, they are rather inexpensive and easy to store.


Let's get to the first project with Build-a-Flower Hyacinth!
 First, I positioned the Feathered Leaves Stencil at the corner and applied Green Valley Oval Set from the darkest to the lightest. Altenew-Hyasinth-Virginia#1 

The key is to apply the ink in one direction (from bottom and then upward). There are no fancy sponges or special ink applicator required. You will then come up with a unique Partial Stenciled background. Altenew-Hyasinth-Virginia#2 
For the sentiment, I decided to stamp it on the side with Leaf Medallion Stamp Set as it fit quite nicely in this. Altenew-Hyacinth-Virginia#1 

The Hyacinth was stamped and colored with the Watercolor Brush Markers. After popping up the Hyacinth, I added strings and Enamel Dots to for embellishments. My 2nd project took the same approach, but with a different direction. Altenew-BAF-Cattleya-Virginia#2 

This time, I took an extra step with the Partial Stenciling. To show only the upper part of the stenciling, I traced the stencil and cut out the upper portion off. I then applied ink with the lower portion covered with the DIY mask. Altenew-BAF-Cattleya-Virginia#3 

This ensured the stenciled elements are defined and well-contrasted with the background. Altenew-BAF-Cattleya-Virginia#1 

The Build-a-Flower Cattleya was colored with Artist Markers. I stamped the sentiment (from Wonderland Stamp Set) in Silver Lake Crisp Dye Ink and kept it very subtle.


 I hope that you like my Partial -Stenciling and perhaps you can take your stencil out and give it a go.

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Maura said...

I love the dramatic use of the stencils, Virginia - so eye-catching, yet your overall card is still about the lovely flowers!!! I like the placement of the sentiment on the hyacinth card, too.

Dana M said...

Gorgeous cards Virginia! I love how the stenciling creates a "ground" for the focal points. Beautiful color palettes - so happy!

Denise Bryant said...

These are so pretty! Love that beautiful hyacinth stamp!

Nenette Madero said...

Lovely cards and color combinations Virginia!!

conil said...

Oh Virginia, these cards are both so extraordinarily beautiful. Great color and awesome designs.

LauraJane:) said...

LOVE seeing just a hint of the Feathered Leaves Stencil on your cards Virginia!

Anila Dikay said...

That's a beautiful way of using the stencil. Loved your cards

Linda BL said...

Love the Feathered Leaf Stencil as the background. It is subtle but a lovely backdrop for the lovely hyacinth.

Dawn T said...

fantastic blending Virginia. I love the way you have done the partial stenciling. And the flowers on them both are so pretty.

Vikki H said...

Great tips on your stenciling technique, Virginia! It adds so much to your beautifully stamped flowers. Alas, I need a reminder to use my stencils because they certainly add dimension without weight or thickness.

MadeByMeghanK said...

These are stunning! Just did this technique yesterday after seeing this post! I will have to enter it in your Show and Share!

Sue D said...

Love the stenciled backgrounds for these pretty flowers.

ionabunny said...

These are so pretty. Love them both. Hugz

Rozy said...

Two great cards! I don't think I've ever seen the hyacinth look prettier! Great color and I have to try watercoloring with that stamp set!