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Monday, July 27, 2015

Stencil Play

Hi and welcome to my blog. I hope you are having a good day. It is so hot and humid here. I trust you are staying cool. First I want to give a thanks to Nancy Dynes who joined my blog recently! Now to show you a card I made using a stencil. I must give credit to my good friend for teaching me this technique she saw online. I love techniques and I made quite a few backgrounds with this this one!

This is what I did. I chose a leaf stencil, dabbed 3 colors of Distress stains all over it and spritzed the stains with water. I turned over the stencil and pressed it lightly on watercolor paper. You end up with a blotchy background. Now while the stencil was still wet, I inked up a script stamp and stamped it on the wet stencil and pressed the stencil onto the paper again. You do not really see the script, but it adds some interest to the background. 

I now had the open spaces of the leaves left, so I outlined the leaves with a fine point Sharpie marker and colored the leaves using Distress inks and my water pen.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful day!

Challenges entered:

Love To Scrap:  Anything Goes
Mod Squad:  The Wing's The Thing
Simon Says Monday Challenge:  No Ordinary Paper


Donna Ellis said...

What an incredibly gorgeous card and beautiful technique, April! Wonderful card design!

Ellie Knol said...

Really interesting technique you have here, got to give it a try!

Judy Woodland said...

Well I absolutely LOVE this technique, and will be trying it. Thanks for the inspiration!!! Your card is beautiful. I really like the colors you have used, and then that bird is the final perfect touch!! Great take on the challenge, thanks so much for playing along this week at the Mod Squad Challenge

Shona Erlenborn said...

What an awesome card April. Thanks for sharing this technique. Totally love it!

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Love to Scrap, good luck!!! Amy DT

Cristina - La Marmotta Creativa - said...

Very cute Card!!! Thanks for joining us this week at Love to Scrap!
Cristina DT

Joyce Erb said...

Very cool, I need to try it too! Thanks for joining us atThe Mod Squad Challenge

Maura Hibbitts said...

Love using watercolor paper! Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

Beverly Baxley said...

You have a wonderful creative approach and I love your color choices. Nicely done.

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