Sunday, July 10, 2016

July Stencil Extravaganza Week 2 Challenge 1

We are continuing with the creative mediums today with
Smooth Mediums: Alcohol inks, Spray Mists, Watercolors, Color Bursts, etc.

I have included the front and the inside of this card.  
The front of the card I taped down a stencil. I took a baby wipe and used as if it were a sponge and applied Gelato to the open spaces of the stencil.  I used a coordinating stamp for the corners and the inside of the card.  On the front I stamped the dock and water scene on a separate piece of card stock. I cut it out and attached it to the middle of the front. I found some brads in my stash to attach to it. The sentiment on the inside is on vellum, so I tore the paper around it.  I took tea dye distress ink and brushed it all over the inside and the front of the card to make it look old. 
I attached it all to a brown card base.   ~Paulyne

The technique I used for this card was one that I’ve seen as a way to use stencils in, 
to me, a unique way.  I started by inking up a panel of heavier cardstock – I used 100 lb. with distress inks (spiced marmalade, ripe persimmon and picked raspberry) with ink blending tools in a random manner. I spritzed the Simon Says STAMP STAMPtember Bold Flowers Outline stencil with water (quite a bit of water) and then placed the wet side of the stencil onto the inked panel. I left this panel aside for several minutes and then carefully lifted the stencil. You can see that the water on the stencil pulled up some of the color. The effect is a bit lighter in the center of the panel – either I didn’t have enough water on the stencil or it wasn’t pressed down onto the panel. I don’t mind it though – adds a bit of randomness. I completed the card using Simon Says STAMP thanks die which I cut several times and stacked for a bit of dimension. I applied Wink of Stella to the top layer for a bit of sparkle as well as a few sequins.  ~Sue

I cut a stencil on my Explore using stencil material from Hobby Lobby and a cartridge called Artbooking by CTMH.  I used the following colors of ink applied to a felt applicator and smooshed around on a glossy paper – Honeycomb, Sunshine Yellow and a few drops of Gold Mixative .  After that dried, I put the stencil on top and, using a felt applicator with plain alcohol, pounced all over the stencil.  Doing that will take away some of the color where the plain alcohol goes.  I did this a few times until I could see the pattern when I lifted the stencil up.  It looks very artsy and I like working with the alcohol inks the most of all the techniques.  The sentiment was stamped on using Staz-on ink and a set called “Enjoy the Journey”.  -  Denise Sayers

Happy Crafting
Theresa & the CADC DT & Guests


  1. These are lovely. I really like them all.

  2. Interesting technique Pauline. I don't have any Gelatos, but they look great. Sue I like the idea of using the stencil to take away color, nice job.