2015 Topic 12: Stencils
Hi everyone Sue here, joining you this evening with a post about stencilling. I've really enjoyed working in one of my journals recently and when I was thinking what to do for this post my mind wandered off down the vintage book trail and that led to a vintage journal page !
Step Two: This was then glued onto the journal page and a coat of Glue 'n' Seal was brushed over the top to protect the tissue paper from the layers of paint to come. While the tissue was still wet with glue I tore off the excess from around the edge.
Step three: I started stencilling using the EEG016 stencil first of all using Toffee Fresco Finish paint, then I went back over it but moving the stencil slightly to one side using Nougat Fresco Finish paint. I then took a baby wipe and wiped Nougat over the whole page, this knocked the stencilling back slightly as well as the background text.
Step four: I tend to group my stencilling initially while I build up layers, so I used Toffee again with a basket weave stencil overlapping the initial stencilling.
Step five: I continued stencilling using the same colours and using the bumping technique again with TCW Mini Numbers stencil and also using the Lin Brown ELB006 stencil. I then used Nougat with a baby wipe over the whole page and then Vintage Lace around the edges and down the centre spine.
Step six: I added some small numbers using Chocolate Pudding and the PS021 stencil and the bars using the EEG018 stencil. I then stencilled the flowers using the Lin Brown ELB003 stencil. I used Vintage Lace first, then mixed it with a little Spanish Mulberry and kept the darker colour to the outside of the flower. I used the text stamp from the Sara Naumann ESN14 set and stamped it with Potting Soil Archival ink through the stencil. Before stamping the hearts from ESN11 I used a baby wipe again and wiped Nougat over the stencilled flowers to knock back the colour then stamped the hearts with black Archival ink.
Step seven: The words My Heart are also from ESN11 and I've stamped them onto the smallest heart. I was intrigued by a technique that Lin Brown shared recently here which is to use Grunge Paste and mica powder through a stencil. So, after convincing myself I would mess it up, I gave it a go and love it ! The stars are all done using this technique with the EEG018 stencil.
Step eight: The sentiment is from the Sara Naumann ESN15 set which I thought was rather apt when trying out the Grunge Paste and mica powder technique! I've used the Lin Brown ELB003 stencil and the same colours as the first flowers. I wiped more Nougat down the right side of this page and then used the stamp from the ESN14 set with Potting Soil Archival ink.
Step nine: I covered some Smoothy Card with a left over piece of stamped tissue paper then stamped it with the tag shape from Emma Godfrey EEG05 set, cut it out and before gluing it down used a Gelato to add a shadow. I rubbed the Gelato around the edge of the page to age it. then added three little stars to the tag.
To finish the page I painted some lace and little lace buttons with Nougat and added the last bit of stamping using the Sara Naumann ESN11 set and Watering Can Archival ink.
Stencilling is such a fantastic way to add depth and interest to your project and what I love the most is that you can do it on anything from a card to a canvas. If you're new to stencilling then using a journal is a great way to experiment.
Oh how fabulous Sue ... the way in which you have built up the layers is perfect. The depth that this project has is first class. Love that Lin's technique turned out, it adds such a delicate effect to the already aged background. Thank you once again for your creativity.
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