Monday, September 7, 2015

3 easy ways to create playful card backgrounds with stencils

Recently I had the opportunity to guest blog for the Craftsy Paper Crafts Blog. I shared three different ways to create fun card backgrounds using some new stencils from Echo Park Paper. (You can check out the original post on the Craftsy blog HERE.) I wanted to share my fall card trio with you here!

For the first card I used the easiest stenciling method--walnut ink spray. I love using spray ink with stencils. It's quicky, easy, and packs a good punch.


Next I applied some VersaMark ink using my stencil, and then rolled brown ink over the VersaMark with my brayers to create a resist look. I love the two-tone background that results from this technique.


Finally, I used some metallic copper craft medium with my stencil and then dabbed some ink in between the copper leaves. I love the rich texture that craft medium creates!


I'm not a huge fan of mixed media or stamping, but I love working with stencils. It's easy and you can achieve a pretty clean look which really appeals to me. For full instructions, and some great tips and tricks for working with stencils visit the original post on the Craftsy Paper Craft Blog HERE.

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