Happy Saturday from Annapolis!
Today I have for you another installment of my homework for the Altenew Academy Educator Program. This one is Stencil Techniques!
First off, did you know how easy it is to make your own stencils? Pretty much any die that will give you a pattern is good! All you need is a die, some window sheets or acetate and your die cutting machine!
I dyed this one brown to make a mud splash.
You can really make some fantastic backgrounds this way!
Watercoloring is another cool way to use a stencil. For this technique I am anchoring the stencil with Pixie Spray to really seal the edges. Wet the paper, add your water color and blot away the excess.
Sprays and spritzes work really cool too! Here is a ample using Nuvo Mica Mist. I taped down the stencil like I did for ink blending and spritzed the spray and blotted the excess.
So you see, there are many ways to make and use stencils in your card making! I hope you enjoyed my little tutorial.