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Hello and welcome to my blog. I'm an independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator in the UK and love sharing my passion for paper crafting and Stampin' Up! products. Thank you for visiting I hope to see you again soon. Zoe x

Friday, 25 August 2017

Totally Techniques Blog Hop - Stencils

Welcome to August's Totally Techniques blog hop.  We are featuring cards using stencils to create our desgins this month.  I have used the Stampin' Up! Pattern Party Design Masks on top of a watercolour washed area created by using an aqua painter and ink from the lids of my ink pads.  

Water Colour Wash Instructions
1.  Using an aqua painter add water to an area of the card you wish to colour.
2.  Again with the aqua painter pick up colour from the inside of the ink pad lid having gently squeezed the ink pad prior to opening which puts the ink pad onto the inside of the lid.
3.  Add the colour to the wet area on your card and move it around using the brush of the aqua painter. You can add more water from the painter if required. 
4.  Once happy with your wash allow to dry.  You can remove excess water carefully with kitchen roll/paper towel and also dry off with a heat tool. 

Once the wash is thoroughly dry you can add all sorts of design using the masks.  I sponged some with Stampin' Up! sponges and daubers and also used a marker pen to create the black design by scribbling through the mask and colouring in blocks of the pattern through the mask.  You'll also see that I used embossing paste which was coloured with a DROP, just a drop, of re-inker and then spread using the paste tools over the mask.  

Additional colour was added with a couple of stamps from the Stampin' Up! Touches of Texture set.

All this was done on a piece of shimmery white card stock so that it has a splash of sparkle.  Final touches were to add some black bakers twine and a gold faceted gem.  I've left it blank for adding a sentiment later.  

Have fun with masks and stencils and don't forget you can create your own stencils with window sheet and dies or your trimmer.  

You're off to visit Barbara now who has a beautiful project to share with you. 

1. Nadine Weiner Germany
 2. Shannean Moncrieff Australia
3. Zoe Tant UK That's me
4. Barbara Meyer Austria

See you soon Zx


stampingshanni said...

Wow!! So dramatic and colourful! This card makes me love Lemon Lime Twist even more - such a great combination of stencils too. Love this card Zoe.

Nadine said...

Oh, what a fun card! Love your use of the stencils.