All About Stencils…

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! 

My Friend Nancy form Rowhouse Greetings made this one we used in a class a couple of weeks ago. 

A super fun thing you can do is use texture paste. You can even dye it for the color you want!  


I dyed this one brown to make a mud splash.



Ink blending is another way to utilize those stencils! Here I taped my paper to the back of the stencil then taped the stencil to my Wendy Vecchi Make Art Station. I love this tool for working with stencils or doing splatters, for me it was a great investment.


 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. 

Piggy: E02, E01, E00
Snout: W3, W1, W00
Tongue: RV21, R20
Shading: BV20
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