Stepping up a Stenciled Card Panel with the Desert Road Stencil
Hi there friend! Daniel, here with a few ways to step up a stenciled card panel. Today, I feature the new Desert Road Stencil and I'm putting to use some of the Hero Tools, too. A stenciled card can make for a quick turn project when you need a card in minutes. You can really make it shine, though, with just a few more extra details.
To begin, I prepped my stencil with some Pixie Spray. This step really helps keeps the lines in place with a light adhesive backing. The Hero Wax or any other medium will not seep underneath the stencil with just a light spray. Just wait about a minute before starting to ink it up.
Next, I took a half sheet of Dove White cardstock and placed my Desert Road Stencil over the top of it. I cut out a mask for the sun and covered it before adding a blend of Cherry, Tangerine and Espresso Core Inks over the entire panel. Then, I removed the sun's mask and added in some Tangerine ink to the sun only. Finally, I lightly brushed over the entire panel with the orange brush to knock back the white lines a bit.
After that, I colored in the cacti with a W7 Copic marker and added a bit of gold gel pen to the front of each one.
TIP: To step up a stenciled project, line up the stencil to the back to push details forward or to the front to push them backward.
I chose to lift the cacti a bit by lining up the stencil behind my panel and running it through my die cutting machine with the embossing sandwich. This will usually involve a rubber mat and a different shim than your cutting sandwich requires. See your machine's instructions for using it in this way. This adds some really nice dimension to the entire scene.
TIP: To take the project up another notch, grab some Hero Wax and a palette knife and stencil in some bling.
Next, I created a mask for the sides of the road by tracing the stencil over some removable tape and cutting it out. Then, I covered up everything but the road with the mask. After that, I added some Gold Hero Wax with the Hero Palette Knife and lifted it all up to reveal the beautiful golden desert road.
TIP: Stamp and heat emboss and die cut a bunch of these message strips to keep on hand for future projects.
After that, I trimmed down the panel to 4" x 5.25" and popped it all up on the front of an A2-sized Dove White card base with foam tape.
I had such a great time playing with this stencil. It's such a fun and versatile addition to my crafty collection. You can re-imagine this project in a set of colors to suit anyone.
Below is a grid of supplies I used to create this project, for your convenience. Have a wonderful week.
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