Wednesday, December 19, 2018

How To Use Various Media with A Stencil? | Challenge Time at Create A Smile

Using various media with a stencil is more complicated than it looks. To help you create a card that makes people go "WOW", I have put together a short how-to tutorial on using inks and pastes with one stencil.
How To Use Various Media with A Stencil?

Hello Everyone!

Today a new challenge starts at Create a Smile blog and we are challenging you to make a card for celebration.
To make my card for today's challenge I needed just a handful supplies - In Circles stencil, few shades of Distress inks, a glitter paste and a sentiment stamp.
How To Use Various Media with A Stencil?
To make this card I started with creating two paper masks. My stencil had uneven pattern and I selected two circles with zigzag to add a special medium to.

I traced these circles with a pencil onto the masking paper and fussy cut out the openings in the masks.

Next, I glued the card panel with a temporary adhesive down onto a working surface. Then I covered the panel with a stencil and taped it down too.

It is important to ensure that stencil and the panel stay in place during work.

I blended several shades of Distress inks through the stencil intending to create the darker area around these two circles and the lighter area in the upper right corner to stamp the sentiment there.
How To Use Various Media with A Stencil?
Having done the ink blending, I masked off the area around the circles with the chevron pattern and applied the Nuvo Glimmer Paste ( TNC | SSS ) with a palette knife through the stencil.

Glitter pastes are drying rapidly. In a short of time I could finish my panel by stamping Hooray from the Decorated Wishes stamps set.

To assemble my card I foam mounted the panel onto a black card note.
How To Use Various Media with A Stencil?

To sum up the tips:

  1. Look for stencils with uneven pattern and elements which can be emphasised.
  2. Make a mask for an element you plan to draw attention to.
  3. Always tape down a stencil to a panel to keep it in place and to have crisp stencilled lines.
  4. Combine dye inks and pastes for a quick result.
  5. Use glitter pastes that add a special effect and dry quicker than embossing pastes.
HERE you can link up your creations to the current Create A Smile Challenge.

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Stencil: In Circles - createasmilestamps
[ CRT ]
Clear Decorated Wishes - mixed add-on...
[ CRT ]
Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH...
[ SSS ]
Lawn Fawn BLACK LICORICE Cardstock...
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad SQUEEZED...
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad SPUN SUGAR...
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad PICKED...
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad BLACK SOOT...
[ SSS ]
[ SSS ]
[ SSS ]
Mini Ink Blending Tool-1 Round (Mini...
Nuvo - Glimmer Paste - Golden Crystal...
[ TNC | SSS ]
Nuvo - Tools - Mousse & Paste Palette...
[ TNC | SSS ]
Ranger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK...
[ SSS ]
[ SSS ]
Ranger 4 ounce MULTI MEDIUM MATTE...
[ SSS ]
9 x 12 WHITE FUN FOAM 12 Pack 118711
[ SSS ]
Neewer Portable 5 in 1...

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you, Ksenija, for an always inspiring and informative post and card art!! 🎄Happy Holiday Hugs and all the best in the new year! Darnell