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Wednesday, July 08, 2015

{Spotlight Project} Shirley's Stamping Through Stencils



Hello! I've been stamping through stencils today to see what effect I could get. For this technique the stencil needs to have cutouts large enough for your stamped image to stamp through, and it's easiest if you don't mount the stamp onto a block, so that you can squish it into the cutout.


I taped my piece of mixed media card onto the back of the stencil and used the newsprint stamp from the Mixed Media Grunge set, and stamped it into the cutouts. I overstamped without re-inking to fill in gaps and build up the image.



Next, I used the bubblewrap stamp to add colour. By overstamping without re-inking, I got some lighter shades. I drew in the stalks with a fineliner.



I removed the stencil and added some second-generational stamping in the top-right and bottom-left corners. I didn't like the starkness of the black pen stems so I added some Liquid Pearls, and also added some Liquid Pearls dots and Stickles dots to the flower centres.

I just happened to have blue thread in my mini sewing machine, so I added some stitching and a sentiment, mounted the panel onto my base card and added a strip of textured card.

Here's another look at the finished card:




Stamps Shirley used in today's project:

        


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18 comments:

  1. Love this!! I've thought about this technique so many times but never had the courage to do it!! I love the result you have made.

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  2. Brilliant! I must try this, I love the effect.
    Elaine

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  3. Clever girl. Love this stencil and you just made it even better. Going to steal...er...try your idea real soon. Thanks for sharing your tutorial.

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  4. This is so cool. I love the cleverness of your card!!

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  5. Such a cool technique, and I love the results!

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  6. Great technique. Love your card. Gorgeous. Hugz

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  7. Love this! The blues are so pretty and the added stickles and stitching are the perfect accents.

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  8. How cool is this? I love all the layering on this. Looks like a really fun technique!!

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  9. Like the way you used the newsprint stamp under the parts of the flower! The colors are very pretty and I like the stitches at the top and bottom. Very nice card!

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  10. What a fun idea! I'm going to have to give this a shot ~ I really like the newsprint and how you added dimension with the liquid pearls.

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  11. This is SO cool, I have to try this technique! Tfs!

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