Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Stenciling with Stencils

Ok for one of the challenges this month, it asks for you to use a stenciling technique on your layout.  I have had a couple of people asking what stenciling in scrapbooking is, so I thought I would do a quick blog post of some stenciling ideas.

To start off with there are many stencils available out there from the alpha stencils we used as kids to the fancy alpha and shape stencils available in scrapbooking and card making today.

With stencils you could use them to trace the image with your pens - this you might like to do for a title.  But more fun techniques are using things like ink, spray ink, acrylic paint, modeling paste and chalks.

Here are a couple of layouts that I have used stencils on.

This layout used the cutout from inside the stencil to
create a make and inked over using an ink pad

This layouts title was traced from a stencil

This layout used a stencil and modeling paste over
the whole background of the layout

On this layout I used the modeling paste and a stencil for the
border and then sprinkled glitter over the top

On the layout I used the stencil and spray ink to create
 the look of the chicken wire background.
So I wonder what you will do with a stencil and your layout challenge.  Remember, if you do not have a stencil you can make your own using die-cut machines and or shape punches.

Have fun and let me see what you create.