Wednesday, March 16, 2022

{Spotlight Project} Monika Tries Spotlight Stencilling

Hi STAMPlorations Friends! Having been musing what to do for this month's post, I wondered how it might be possible to adapt the spotlight colouring technique for stamped images to stencilled images and patterns. Have a look at what I came up with.

The Kitty slimline stencil seemed to be a good one to colour in grey and try to spotlight the face with brighter colours. That was the plan.

Before starting applying colour, I decided to dry emboss kitty first. Below is the sandwich I used for my big shot: platform without shims - clear cutting plate - black rubber mat - piece of card to emboss - Kitty stencil - a piece of plain card to avoid my worn plate imprinting on my embossed stencil image - clear cutting plate

Leaving the stencil aligned with my embossed kitty, I picked the smallest ring from the Circles Flexi-Template, attached it in place with repositionable double sided tape and applied Daffodil Delight and Melon Mambo inks within the circle only.

I used the circle from the template as mask and started applying grey ink. I had to go with the darker Basic Gray, the Smoky Slate was simply too light. Originally I had planned to use a mix of both.

This is how it turned out after the stencil and template mask were removed. The small brushes are the makeup brushes I used for applying the colour.

I could have used kitty just like that and maybe added a few splatters, but I wanted to see how it would turn out with the circle completed. The circle mask went back on and I blended a bit of Tempting Turquoise for added colour. A bit of stamping was added around the edge using stamps from the Art Marks 3 set before finishing off with a die-cut sentiment and a couple of sequins.

I rather liked how my experiment turned out. It will certainly be a technique to add to my toolbox.


These are the products I used from the STAMPlorations Shop to make my card.


That's it from me for today. Wishing you a lovely week.
Monika ❤


  1. I always forget about embossing with stencils! I'll have to give it a try!

  2. Such a neat card, my grand daughter would love it. Thanks for sharing.

  3. What a wonderful use of the stencil, and amarvellous result!
    Stay safe

  4. Well that is cool!! I love the stained glass look...

  5. Great showing of how to adapt for stenciling. Nice project share.


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