Hopefully you remember the stenciled layout I made for the recent challenge. Well, the layout required a bit of waiting for things to dry, so while I was waited I thought I would use the same Tim Holtz Stripes stencil to make some Christmas cards:
For my first card I just adhered some letter stickers, then stencilled with gold acrylic paint over the top. When using acrylic paint, dab off excess paint onto kitchen paper-you need your paint brush to be relatively dry so it doesn’t bleed under the stencil. I removed the letter stickers, and when the paint was dry I drew around the letters with a fine black pen, then painted the letters. and a strip across the top of the card with watercolour:
My next card was a variation on the letter masking, but this time I first stencilled across the card using red acrylic paint, then when that was dry I rotated the stencil and stencilled using gold acrylic paint to make a kind of tartan pattern:
For my third card I used two colours of paint, and left the letter stickers in place, and added a diecut from the St Nicholas collection:
And finally, I really love how the stencil worked on embossed paper. The embossed paper comes from the St Nicholas 6×6 paper pad. Stencilling with a dry brush and gold paint really highlights the embossing, and I love that effect:
So there you are. I hope this has given you lots of ideas for incorporating stencils into your crafting.