10 or more ways to use stencils – Paperilla

Hello there lovelies! Today I´d like to share with you a few of my favorite stencil techniques. As you may already know, stencils are one of my go-to products. They are so easy to use in various ways and you can create so many different effects with them. I love my stencils :)!

Therefore, my technique post today over at the Paperilla blog is all about stencils. I even created a video. This time it is all in Finnish, just follow this link for the video :).

In the end I ended up creating quite a pile of cards and a layout. Here they are (bare with me, it´s getting photo heavy now…):

(Embossing powder, spray ink, resist)

(Spray ink, Pan Pastels, stamping, Distress Glitter, embossing paste)

(Pastes, watercolor, Distress Ink, „Letterpress“, spray ink)

(Distress Ink, watercolor, DIY glitter paste)

(Gesso, Distress Ink, embossing powder, spray ink)

(dry embossing)

(Watercolor, doodling)

(stamping, embossing paste, spray ink)

(Acrylic paint, cut outs)

…annnnd a layout (texture paste):

OK, I know, it is quite a few. But I just love using stencils. And this is not even all you can do with them :). All the stencils I´ve used on the video are by The Crafter´s Workshop – if I got you curious, here is a link to take a better look at their huge selection :)!

And now hop over to see the whole post over at the Paperilla blog, because the team there has been creating some extra projects to go with my video (it´s all in Finnish this time, sorry!) :). Enjoy!!

Hope this post gets you inspired to try out some stenciling techniques!
Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

Materials:
Stencils by The Crafter´s Workshop: Impressions, Mini Patterns, Mini Striped Flower Circle, Signals, Spiral Staircase, Windmills, Daily Buzz, Tangled Web, Geo Explosion, Oblong, Pods on Sticks, Thoughts, Daisy Splash, Hot Air Balloon Fragment)
Pastes: Studio 490, Viva Decor, Imagine Crafts, Pagro
Spray inks: Tattered Angels, Imagine Crafts
Distress Inks & Glitter: Ranger Industries
Gesso: Liquitex
Stamps: My Mind´s Eye, Tim Holtz, Studio AE
Other: Heat gun, Embossing powders, fine glitter, PanPastel, watercolour palette, foam brushes, black pen,

Conquer

Hello there lovelies!! What better way to enjoy a grey and rainy Sunday than to scrap a little :). Here is a result of my scrappy morning activity – a layout based on the Paperdvizhnik´s current challenge. I am late on this one, but hey, it´s not closed quite yet! This time their challenge is about lettering and I do love lettering, so just had to join in on this one.

and this is my take:

I´ve used Studio AE stamps for creating some stamped lettering behind my photo. The hello on the bottom signals a start of the journey, then the twine is supposed to show the twists and turns along the way. Somewhere in the middle you start to wonder if you are ever going to make it and in the end the word smile greets one on the top of the mountain. Anyways, that was the idea behind it all. The quote is from me – I don´t know if it already exists somewhere in this form, but while creating this layout it just popped into my mind and I had to use it. There the lettering consists of various alpha stickers combined together. A good way to use leftover stickers sheets too. And I even added some hand lettering here and there.

Of course this mountain climbing is meant to be understood metaphorically – it´s the journey of life I´m talking about here. The mountain photo just perfectly matches the theme here, not the other way around :).

I really enjoyed creating this page. Love the papers I used, been hoarding them for quite a while already and think this is the perfect spot to finally use them. Also some awesome Evalicious puffy stickers found their way onto this page (love them!). Annd…cannot do without some flair – the are from Badges Folie. In addition it feels really good to put feelings and thoughts on paper this way. I definitely should do more pages like these, as they make me feel so good! Thanks for a fab challenge, Paperdvizhnik, I really enjoyed it!!

Happy Sunday, everyone!
Sanna

Doodling and stencils – The Crafters Workshop

Hello there, lovelies! Today I´d like to share some cards I created for/with The Crafters Workshop stencils. I used various stencils and doodling with a black and an white pen with them.

I first started by cutting some watercolor paper into smaller pieces and misted them with various spray ink colors (reds, greens and blues). After the first layer was dry, I added some Tarnished Brass Spray Stain here and there for additional detail.
Sanna Lippert

Next I took out a black and a white pen and traced patterns thru stencils onto the background. I first just traced along the stencil pattern and then did some doodling inside the traced lines. This is how one of those backgrounds looks like.

Sanna Lippert

After that I went along and glued some of the finished backgrounds onto card bases and added some embellishments and a sentiment.

SONY DSC

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If you don´t like such a bold pattern, you can also just use bits and pieces of these papers, like I did on the next three cards. For these I just punched some stars/hearts/butterflies out of the doodled papers and glued them on their places. This results in a totally different kind of look.

Sanna Lippert

Sanna Lippert

Sanna LIppert

It was great fun creating these cards and playing around with the stencils. I hope you get inspired to try this idea out. Have fun!!!

Sanna
The Crafter´s Workshop Design Team Member

Used materials:
White pen – Signo Uni-ball
Black pen – Schneider Xtra Document
Spray inks – Dylusions, Distress Spray Stain
Other – watercolor paper, card bases
Stamp ink – Hero Arts, Ranger Industries
Stamp – Technique Tuesday
Geometric Art Layers (6×6 inch) – The Crafters Workshop
Beaded Curtain (6×6 inch) – The Crafters Workshop
Kelp Forest (12 x 12 inch) – The Crafter´s Workshop
Chrysanthemum (6 x 6 inch) – The Crafter´s Workshop
Abstract Leaves (6 x 6 inch) – The Crafter´s Workshop
Four Ferns (6 x 6 inch) – The Crafter´s Workshop
Folk Art Flower (12 x 12 inch) – The Crafter´s Workshop
CafeLatte (6 x 6 inch) – The Crafter´s Workshop

Summer journey – January OTR moodboard

Hello there lovelies!! Have you already seen this months mood palette at Off The Rails Scrapbooking Blog? It is absolutely gorgeous – and summery. At our side of the hemisphere were are „enjoying“ the fabulous winter weather and in Australia they are relaxing in the sunshine – hence this kind of mood palette. I just love the color combo, so it was truly a pleasure creating for this one :). Here is the palette:

And here is my take on it. If you look closely, you can see that I have used quite a big about of photos on my layout. And you will probably also notice that there are a couple of familiar faces on those photos too :). Well, I sure enjoyed meeting Riikka, Minna, Elina and Finnabair in Finland last summer and such good memories need to be scrapped! And this colour palette is perfect for these photos.

I´ve used papers by Amy Tangerine – I just love this collection!! And there is also some Wycinanka chipboard here and there. And flowers – yes, quite a few actually :).

So now it is your turn – still plenty of time to join in with us!!! Hope to see you at OTR, lovelies!!

xxx, Sanna

Need a quick Christmas pressy idea??

Hello there, lovely scrappers!! I have been wanting to try this idea out for a long time now – I can remember my mom wearing such jewellery in the 70´s, except her necklace was made out of smooth leather beads. I used to love that neclace and it has been haunting me (in a good way) ever since!!

As I am a paper girl, I naturally chose paper (Sassafras) instead of leather for my jewellery.

 This is how I did these pieces:

First gather your materials together. I used a piece of Sassafras scrapbooking paper for this purpose. Other than that you will need a glue and a sealant (I used Glue n´ Seal from Ranger, as it does both), a paint brush, scissors, jewellery findings for earrings and a necklace and jewellery pliers. For the necklace I used small golden beads, a black fake leather ribbon and lock pieces. For the earrings I needed two fish hooks and two head pins.

First cut approximately 15 cm long „flags“ out of your patterned paper. Make sure the widest part of the flag is narrower than the pin so that you have enough space to build the loop later.

Now cover the inside of the flag with Glue ´n Seal.

Then use a needle as a rolling aide and roll the flag into a bead starting from the wider end. If the glue dries along the way, apply some more to make sure the paper sticks properly together.

Then quickly remove the needle from the bead and leave the bead to dry. I wanted to make sure I wouldn´t get any sealant into the bead holes before threading all the pieces together. That is why I applied the sealant in the very end of the process, but if you are careful you could do as you finish each bead.

Now make a  loop in the end of your head pin and combine the hook with the bead part and your earring is done. Repeat for the second piece and the earrings are all set.

Apply the sealant over the paper pieces and let dry. The layer looks quite messy in this picture but when dry it totally disappeared and the finished piece looks really fine from the surface as you can see in the lower photo.

Then off to the neclace. You create the beads the same way like for the neclace, but naturally will need a couple of more :). Then thread them through the leather band and add a bead in between for additional detail. When the band is full, add the lock pieces and cover the beads with the sealant. Let dry. That all! Your present is done in no time!

This is how the neclace looks like when finished. And the best thing is that it is not heavy to carry! And depending on the colours you choose it will always look different!

 You´d be surprised, what gorgeous beads you can make out of very bold, pattern heavy papers; so no more storing those yucky papers out of sight, use them to make beads 🙂

Hope you give this a try!

Have fun!
Sanna