Stencil Techniques on 4 cards

Catherine General

Stencils are an inexpensive and fun product to add to your toolbox. 6 x 6 stencils usually run around $7 and there are so many things you can do with them! Let's experiment with four different ways in this video tutorial.

Leave me a comment and let me know which technique is your favorite and which final card project you like the best!

Stencils can be used as stamps. Ink the stencil with an ink pad, spray on some water and press your stencil on watercolor cardstock!

Leave it as is, or sponge more ink over the top. Or, let dry, then ink blend more color over the stencil. You can try the same color or a coordinating or contrasting color. You can even add embossing ink over the stencil, remove, then pour embossing powder over the stenciled image and heat.

There's a lot of fun to be had with this technique!

Before you wash the stencil from the previous technique, press it to another piece of watercolor cardstock. Let dry and use on your next card or add Nuvo Glacier Paste or Mousse over the stencil for shimmer and texture!

A stencil like the Scattered Circles Stencil can be stenciled in different colors over the same background. Try various ink colors and don't be afraid to add some mediums! Here, I added Nuvo Glacier Paste for a bold shine.

The sentiment and these darling snowmen make such a festive card! This card would look so cute with blue and silver, too. Or, rather than using the snowmen, try the cups from the Baby It's Cold Outside Stamp Set.

The final card has a whole lot of elegance to it! Nuvo Embellishment Mousse with Glass Slipper Glitter sprinkled on create a gorgeous backdrop for the Mini Merry Coverplate frame and the Boughs and Berries Stamp Set.

Which technique will you try first?

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