Monday, August 9, 2021

1 Stencil 4 Ways

 My turn to share a Pick of the Week at The House That Stamps Built
and I chose to use 1 stencil 4 different ways.  Lets get started.
These are the 4 stenciled backgrounds I created:

The first background I taped down at the corners two pieces of card stock,
so I could stencil a rectangle shape.  I sprayed my stencil with Pixie Spray
and blended with a brush, my preferred method with stencils:

My second background I started on the left with a heavy layer of ink and faded 
out as I went to the right:

On the third I choose three coordinating inks, putting each on approximately a
third of the card, going back and reblending between colors for a smooth finish:

For the fourth background I use double stencils to blend just an oval
shape in the center, you could also do this with die cutting the center
out of a piece of card stock:

My completed cards:

I hope you enjoy experimenting with your stencils as much
as I do!

Repeat Impression stamps used (in order):


Carol L said...

Thanks for the inspiration to use my stencils in more ways than I ever imagined! Your cards all turned out quite lovely. I've never tried any of the sprays, but you may have given me the push to try them now :)

wannabcre8tive said...

Such pretty cards. I love how you did each stenciled background different each time. Thank you, for the tips.

Pia S said...

Creative way to use the same stencil. I think making backgrounds in batches using this method would be very useful for those last minute Christmas cards for instance. And keeping the images uncolored was a good choice too! A great set of CAS designs.

R's Rue said...

Number 3 is my favorite. Hope you’re doing well.

Tammy said...

Beautiful cards Donna and great stenciling designs with that one stencil!

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning plus brilliant designs, just loving those gorgeous colours and how you used the stencils too...beautiful...xx

Marina said...

These are clever and give me loads of ideas for using stencils - all the cards look great.

*Vicki* said...

Donna, your stenciled projects turned out beautifully and I love the differently variations from the same one! Great ideas friend!

loz said...

Gorgeous cards and stencilling Donna..Loz

Witchcrafted Life said...

What a creative, inspiring challenge. Your quartet of stencilled cards are so lovely and a great reminder to all of us that stencils can be endlessly versatile.

Autumn Zenith 🧡 Witchcrafted Life

Sarn said...

What great inspiration you've provided here. LOVE my stencils and this gives me some ideas to try out.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Diane said...

Great idea Donna! I love the cards you made using this technique.