Stencils, Paint and Black-Eyed Susans
Club Scrap often provides stencils and masks in their monthly kits. They've been doing this waaaaay before stencils were cool. I however have not been that great at using ink with my stencils. I can't seem to line things up and get it to stay there while applying ink. My favorite medium to use is spackle. Yes, good ol' spackle from the hardware store. So I decided to step out of my comfort zone when I received some gorgeous stencils to create with. I went back to ink but I just inked different masks and stencils to create a background. If it's messy you can't tell I screwed it up :)
Supplies: Club Scrap Peridot ink and white cardstock. Honeycomb, Wavy Lines, Nice to See You, Dots, Fern and Large Branch stencils.
Now to add photos and embellishments. I have a stunning photo of Black-Eyed Susans that I thought went really well the stenciled background page. I started out by going through my Club Scrap Assembly Line Idea Deck to find a one photo sketch. That's when I came across the 10 of Spades from Vol. V. I just used the one side of the two page layout.
I love to mix papers from different kits. So here I used the green from Woven Strands and stenciled the honeycomb pattern lightly to give it a some definition. I thought that the Seaside paper from 2014 retreat when well with the colors of the flowers. Ribbon and "Bliss" from Woven Strands.
The page still needed a little "oomph" so I created the Black-Eyed Susan with the backside of the Seaside paper punched out with EK Success punches. I added several dimensional dots to the back of the flower to drop it backward to be more life like. I only had a white fabric button brad so I colored it with a Copic marker.
I couldn't stop there with my stencils. Since I already had them out I went to another favorite of mine. I love using my stencils on black paper with white mediums. So I mixed white acrylic paint with water in a small spray bottle and started spraying on top of the stencils with a panel behind. I then would take the stencil and make a second panel and lay it on top of the stencil to get the paint that was left behind.
Here's a sampling of some of the panels.
Here are three cards that I came up with so far, but expect to see more soon.
Supplies: Club Scrap mask, Woven Strands papers and stamp. Queen & Co. pearls, K&Co. butterfly. Tim Holtz die cut.
Supplies: Woven Strands paper and ribbons, Club Scrap stencils, unknown circle tag.
Supplies: Club Scrap stencils and mask, Woven Strands paper and tag. Queen & Co pearls.
Head on over to Club Scrap see what stencils they have in store. You can also see some tutorials on how to use your stencils at the Club Scrap blog.