Friday, January 29, 2010

FUN WITH STENCILS

I've been in a bit of a creative abyss lately, but discovering the fun of card making with stencils is helping to jump start me. These two cards were made by using a sponge dauber and Stampin' Up! decor elements stencils with Classic Inks. Totally fun!

The bottom card also uses the super fun Two-Step Bird punch in the Occasions Mini catalog. Stencils are quite inexpensive and very versatile. You can use them with paint on your walls, with fabric paint on pillows, bags, table runners, etc. You're only limited by your imagination.

TIPS FOR STENCILING:
  • Tape your stencil to your table or scratch paper after it's in position
  • Start with your lightest color of ink
  • if you want to omit part of an image, use a q-tip rather than a dauber for the areas near it. It's easier to control.
  • Get creative and have fun.

Thanks for visiting :-)

3 comments:

Joanne Travis said...

I love these cards with the stencils and the colors you used were just perfect! So pretty.
Good to see you post today!

Kim said...

Very pretty cards Sharon. I'm glad to see you back posting. Thanks for sharing.

Kim

JulieA said...

I love the stencils, Sharon. You used them so well on these cards! (p.s. ask me what ad was on the bottom of the email...you'll be amused.)