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Shadow Stenciling

Jun 18, 2024 Kailash Naidoo

Hi friends. Kailash here sharing a card showcasing a fun way to use a stencil. There are many techniques with stencils but I have a simple one that will add some depth and interest to your project.

The card features the new Decorative Tile Pattern Stencil.

I started with an A2 sized panel of Dove White cardstock and placed the stencil on top. Using Mist, Periwinkle and Orchard Core Inks along with Hero Tools Ink Blending Brushes, I started ink blending from the corner of the panel diagonally across the panel. I then lifted the stencil, wiping off any residual ink and placed it back on the inked panel about 1/8" to the right. Without adding ink onto the blending brushes,I gently inked the panel going over the stencil one more time.

This results in an overlapped pattern which I like to call shadow stenciling. I love how subtle the pattern changes.

I then die cut the center of the stenciled panel with one of the Pointed Arches Infinity Dies. I die cut two more of the same size from Dove White cardstock and adhered all three die cuts together with Precision Glue for added layers. 

I set that panel aside while I worked on die cutting the leaves and flowers from the Foliage & Flowers Fancy Die set from Dove White cardstock. Using blending brushesI,  inked each of the die cuts with the same three ink colors used for the stenciling.

Next I stamped the sentiment from the Wild Flowers Bundle onto Pitch Black cardstock using Clear Embossing & Watermark Ink, applied White Embossing Powder and heat set. Die cut with the coordinating die.

Lastly I adhered the stenciled panel to an A2 sized white card base, together with the Pointed Arches die cuts, then the Flowers and Foliage and sentiment using Precision Glue. Adding a Hero Hues Enamel Dot to the center of the flower finished off the design.

I hope I inspired you to use your stencils with this fun technique.

Thanks for stopping by, have a lovely day! 

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