Thursday, July 14, 2016

DIY Stencils


Hi everyone.  I've been busy cutting out stencils with my Silhouette Cameo in preparation for a Stenciling play day this weekend with a couple of crafty friends.

Today I'm using one of the stencils I cut to create two Brusho snowflake cards.  I first placed the stencil over my card front and sprinkled with three colours of Brushos and then sprayed lots of water.  I took a monoprint (second card), where the background is coloured (see card near bottom of post).

I still had ink on my stencil after taking the two prints so pressed it into my mat, sprayed with more water, and splashed the colour onto my background of my first print (above), using my Splash Watercolouring technique.

I doodled around the outline of the snowflake with a silver metallic pen and heat embossed the sentiment in silver.  I used my clear Wink of Stella to add a bit of shimmer to the snowflake. Hard to see the shimmer in the photo above, so here's a close up ...


For the monoprint card below (using the leftover ink on the stencil from above, flipping it over onto mixed media paper), I doodled an outline in black and also added wink of stella to add shimmer.  A black banner with white heat embossed sentiment finishes the card.  Two cards from just one sprinkling of Brushos. :)


Thanks for stopping by!







Stamps: Card One - Handy Christmas Greetings (Amy R); Card Two - Christmas Sampler (Paper Smooches)
Paper:  White card base (Neenah 110 lb.); Card fronts - Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb. - 400 Series)
Ink:  Brushos:  Turquoise, Ultra Marine, Purple; Versamark
Accessories & Tools:  water mister, Snowflake stencil cut with Silhouette Cameo, Silver Embossing powder, White Embossing powder, heat tool, silver metallic marker, fine point black marker

20 comments:

  1. Hi Loll,
    your own snowflake !! It is very beautiful. Both cards are wonderful. First, I love the darker outline of stars, in the second card lovely mix colors and create a unique pattern. Joy to my eyes!
    hugs,
    BozenA

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  2. Very creative and fun use of making your own stencil and producing fabulous cards. Always so inspirational, thank you for sharing x

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  3. These are beautiful Loll! I LOVE your home made stencils! Those backgrounds are to die for and that white on black sentiment really makes those colours pop! Have a wonderful evening! Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

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  4. These are great Loll and what creative use of both brushes and your stencil!

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  5. This stencil is awesome which ever way you use it! Two beautiful cards, my friend!

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  6. Oh my...love them both Loll, but I really, really LOVE the 2nd one! And yeah to you for getting 2 Christmas cards done this week!! :0)

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  7. I love ALL three of them Loll! I am lucky to come up with one idea, much less three with the same stencil! The subtlety of Wink of Stella is fantastic too! How cool that you make your own stencils too!

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  8. A beautiful, and I think a very versatile stencil, that you'll be able to do a lot with. It surely worked great on the brusho-s and I like the shimmer too. Love the print that you pulled with the left over stencil ink too. Clever girl! TFS & Hugs

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  9. You are sooooooooo freaking talented, my friend! These are both BEAUTIFUL!

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  10. Your cards are so beautiful. I love your stencil techniques. And cutting your own stencils is so creative! I know you and your friends will have a wonderful crafting time :)

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  11. Wow! Love both of these cards Loll! The colors are so frosty looking. The first one looks amazing outlined with the silver pen, love it and love the shimmer from the Wink of Stella. The second card really makes me go brrrrr! lol I love how the splash technique looks on this card and I love the snowflake. Outlining it in black really makes it stand out. Yep, so frosty card that are simply gorgeous! Hugs, Brenda

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  12. What beautiful cards Loll - love the way you have made the perfect background for the first one with the splash background.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  13. What a gorgeous stencil ...... is there no end to your talents xx

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  14. Absolutely beautiful! Have fun with your friends!! :)

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  15. Gorgeous Loll and I love your stencils. I'm going to be using brushos for the first time on Kylie's craft retreat, so excited!!
    Val x

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  16. Magical, Loll ... what a wonderful frosty look you created with those delicious colours and yummy shimmer ... they're both gorgeous! Hugs, Anita :)

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  17. WOW, I really love the doodling, Loll - your snowflakes look amazing and it must be so pretty IRL with the shimmer of the WoS!!!! Both of these are simply gorgeous!!!!
    Hugz

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  18. I'm so impressed with the effects of the Brushos on your backgrounds...it's the perfect medium for your snowflakes! Really beautiful Christmas cards, Loll...I'm sure the recipients will feel very special to receive them!

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  19. Snowflakes never looked so good, Loll. And it's great when you get a two-fer. AND you made your own stencils. I'm impressed.

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