Sunday, September 1, 2013

Stencil Mania

     I'm not always one to jump on the latest trend, but I'm loving the use of stencils. Whether you use them to add depth to a background, or as the star of the show, stencils can be an inexpensive asset to your card-making arsenal.

     Here's the card I made as a sample for this week's CAS challenge to use stencils.  I used a leaf stencil for my main image sponging then stamping through the stencil. I then masked the leaf, sponged around it and after masking rolled the Timber Wheel "behind" the leaf.  I sponged around the edges of the card as well. This stencil left gaps where the veins of the leaf would be, but I decided to paint in those gaps and also painted around the leaf as well for added depth.
      Here's an example of spraying through a stencil.  I loaded up a mister with water and a mix of Pacific Point, Tempting Turquoise and Island Indigo reinker drops. I masked and sprayed through my stencil then added the punched Mosaic pieces in six blues and stamped my sentiment.


  1. These make me wish I'd kept my stencils, Gail! Love the leaf! Beautifully CAS! Love the shades of blue and medallions on the 2nd.

  2. wow, these are amazing....I luv to watch the trends, but only jump on board if it suits my style...stencils are lots of fun, thanks for sharing!

    enjoy *~*

  3. Love your leaf card! I have numerous stencils as I have taught stenciling classes in the past so I guess I need to get them out again. Thanks for sharing.