Hi there, lovelies! I´m here today with a special and quite a long and material/photo heavy post. I want to share with you four ways to use one stencil (Blazonry 12×12 inch stencil). I chose to create four layouts with different stencil techniques on them. I used the stencil as follows:
1. Misting: For the first layout I created a DIY patterned paper with the stencil and some ink sprays. I used both the positive and the negative image of the stencil and ended up with two different background papers. I will for sure use the second one for another project some time later :).
And this is how the finished layout with the DIY background paper looks like. I´ve also fussy cut some patterned paper to match the misted background pattern and used the stencil as a cutting guide.
2. Molding paste: For my second layout I used molding/struckture paste. I used both the paste as it is (plain) and also mixed a second tone by adding some acrylic paint onto the paste. I then wiped the pastes onto the background thru the stencil.
Notice how I´ve applied the leftover paste onto a piece of white cardstock. That way nothing goes to waste and I can use those patterns on another projects later.
And here is the finished layout.
3. Doodling guide: For the third layout I created some additional patterns onto the background paper by using the stencil as a doodling guide. I also used some blue paste fussy cut shapes for additional detail (these were leftovers from the previous project).
And this is the finished page:
4. Stitching guide: For the fourth layout I used the stencil in a similar way as on the previous page, but instead of drawing a pattern, I stitched it. So the stencil worked as a stitching guide this time. Then all I needed to do was to add some holes and stitch with twine to create a background pattern.
And here is the layout:
Since this post is already very photo heavy, I´ve taped a little STEP-BY-STEP VIDEO for you to watch. That way you will see each and every step of the process. Hope you enjoy and get inspired to use those stencils in various ways!!!
There are so many ways to use then and I suggest you stay tuned for more ideas coming up!! My lovely design team colleagues have been busy too 🙂 !
The Crafter´s Workshop Design Team Member
Blazonry Stencil – The Crafter´s Workshop
Patterned papers: SODAlicious, ColorConspiracy, Cosmo Cricket
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics white
Other: Watercolour paper from the Art supply store
Ink Sprays: Dylusions, Heidi Swapp, Lindy´s Stamp Gang
Glimmer Glaze: Tattered Angels
Titanium white ink: Liquitex
Twine: My Mind´s Eye
Stamp inks: Ranger Ind. Inc.
Brads: Basic Grey
Wood veneer: Studio Calico
Stamps: Viva Las Vegasstamps & 3rd Eye Craft
Chipboard: 3rd Eye Craft
Alphas: Glitz Design, We R Memory Keepers, American Crafts, Prima Marketing
Flair badge: 3rd Eye Craft
Other: Modeling paste, Journaling pens, Needle, Paper glue.