Technique Blog Hop ~ Stencil It

Welcome to the Technique Blog Hop!

This month we are exploring techniques that use Stencils. Stencils can be used in a variety of ways. Two of my favorites ways to use stencils is with texture paste and to sponge on ink. I will show you both. If you are coming from MELISSA ROBINSON’s Blog, you are on the right track! If you get lost you can find a full list of participants HERE.

With this layout I used a stencil to add texture paste that I colored with Green Apple ink. I used the Blue Skies paper pack and the coordinating Green Apple and Candy Apple cardstock. I also used Sapphire and Canary cardstock. I also used a few of the new wooden buttons which I colored green with my Tri-blend markers. I pulled some of my retired sapphire burlap ribbon to add a little extra to the buttons.

Here you can see the Texture paste and the stencil I used. I knew that I was going to cover most of the Daisy White cardstock with layers of paper so I only did the stencil around the outside. I created my own stencil using our stencil sheets and cut it on my Cricut using an image from Artbooking. I applied ink to my All Purpose mat and then mixed some of the texture paste in. I keep applying more ink until the saturation I liked was reached.

Here is a close up of the detail. I will be ordering my prints for this layout soon so but since I order from Persnickety Prints I wait until I have a few layouts planned before I order.

With this card I used the stencil and applied ink to make the pattern. I used Carolina cardstock which was cut using the Rectangle Thin Cuts. I used the Diamond thin cut from the Aurora Scrapbooking Stamp set and thin cuts. The sentiment is from Celebrating You stamp set. I also used the Beautiful Day stamp and thin cuts. I colored the hot air balloons with my Tri-Blend Markers. I did use my Sapphire Pigment ink and then heat embossed with Clear Embossing powder.

Here you can see how I used the stencil to apply the Carolina ink and make the circle pattern.

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto LAUREN MOORE’s BLOG where you will find some additional artwork!  Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought and happy hopping!

Happy Crafting!

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  1. Your projects are fabulous! I didn’t know that you could get such vibrant colors with texture paste.

  2. Melissa Robinson says

    Oh my gosh! I love your cards! I soooo need to play with paste and soon!

  3. Sue Bruch says

    These are great! Thanks for the instructions.
    Sue B

  4. Oh love the projects you created. The Green Apple ink with the texture paste works perfectly with the Blue Skies paper.

  5. Darlys Recker says

    Love them both – the green texture pattern is a great addition to the layout and the polka dots on the blue also add an additional dimension of interest! Fantastic!

  6. Great layout and card… the intensity of colour with the texture paste is fabulous!

  7. I absolutely love that green stenciled background, and the soft tone on tone look of your card is so dreamy! Thanks so much for sharing your ideas.

  8. I love the stenciling and all your projects! The layout is so bright and cheerful, the green apple coordinates perfectly! Such a fun paper collection.

  9. Both projects are great! I love a stenciled and textured pasted background.

  10. I love the bright colors!