Tuesday, February 12, 2019

{Spotlight Project} Shirley's Making Faces

Hi peeps! Have you seen the gorgeous Faces stencils that Shery has created? They're right up my street, and I've been having fun creating a few cards with them.

The first card I made was this one using the Gorgeous stencil:

You'll see that rather than sponging colour through the stencil, I used a black permanent fineliner pen. For the eyelashes, I drew the top line, then once I'd removed the stencil I drew in some lashes. Then I sponged Distress inks, shielded the image area, spritzed and dried the outer area. I added shadows, extra colour and the blusher on her cheeks with a flourish of the paintbrush, and once it was all dry I added highlights with white paint pen.

The next card I made with the Foxy stencil:

She looks like she's turning her face to the sun, so I went with a floral/tropical theme. Again, I drew with a fineliner through the stencil, then added flowers from the Bloom And Three Buds stencil. Make up was applied with Distress inks and a paintbrush, white pain highlights on the lips.

The third card was totally Chic:

Although I drew lines through the stencils, I filled them in this time so that the image was bolder. Shading with Hickory Smoke Distress Ink, and Tombow pens for the lips. The dotty stencilling is courtesy of Dots All Over stencil.

For my final card I went a bit more traditional, using the Pensive stencil:

Don't forget, you can use stencils either way round. I sponged various Distress inks through the stencil, then sponged colours, also lifting colour through the Oh My Stars stencil. Notice her scrunchy? And the mandala/doilies in the background? They're made with the Bloomdala Bliss Felicity dies.

Well, that's four of the stencils and there are thirteen in the collection! I hope I've given you some inspiration for trying these Face stencils, it really is a great way to create.

I'll be back tomorrow with another use for one of the stencils - see you then! In the meantime, if you're shopping at the store, don't forget to use my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY for 20% off your order.



  1. Yes Yes - some of these stencils are going on my wish list - thanks for sharing =- love your work here!

  2. These are some really lovely cards!
    You have created some fabulous faces
    with the stencils.

  3. You have showcased these fabulous stencils beautifully. Such clever use of combining the stencils on the one card....So unique and so very striking x

  4. beautiful work! I love the face stencils and will be buying some!

  5. WOW! Your cards are amazing! You are a talented painter and know just how to add the perfect highlights to your images. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

  6. Wow! Stunning cards! Thanks for the inspiration! I love these stencils and want them all!


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