Butterflies Stencil Cards

Darkroom Door - Thursday, March 08, 2018

Hello! Autumn Clark with you today to share a couple of encouragement cards using the new Butterflies Small Stencil. I’ve enjoyed using different mediums with these stencils to create unique layering effects.


Instructions:

To start, I dipped a watercolor panel in a variety of Distress Inks to create a grungy background.

Next I used the open stencil and sponged a mix of Vintage Photo and Iced Spruce Distress Oxides.

Then I spritzed the sponged butterfly and let the inks bleed down the page.

I lined up the image and taped the stencil down, then added the detail stencil back in place. I applied modeling paste through the stencil. As the paste dries, it will lift some of the sponged ink and tint the paste.


I added a few strips of tissue tape to frame my sentiment from the Simple Sayings Vol 2 Stamp Set, which I stamped in Vintage Photo Distress Ink onto scrap inky paper. I stamped circles from the Grunge Marks Rubber Stamp Set and the Butterfly Eclectic Stamp in Watering Can Archival Ink randomly along the background.


Supplies Used:

Darkroom Door Butterflies Small Stencil
Darkroom Door Butterfly Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Grunge Marks Rubber Stamp Set 
Darkroom Door Simple Sayings Vol 2 Stamp Set
Distress Inks: Pumice Stone, Frayed Burlap
Distress Oxides: Vintage Photo, Iced Spruce
Liquitex Light Modeling Paste
Tissue Tape
Archival Ink: Watering Can

For the second card I used followed the same techniques with light and springy colors. 


Instructions:

I dipped a watercolor panel in a variety of Distress Inks to create a light watercolor background.

I sponged Evergreen Bough Distress Oxide through the open stencil.

Next, I lined up the image and taped the stencil down, then added the detail stencil back in place. I applied modeling paste through the stencil. When the paste was dry, I sponged it with Antique Linen Distress Oxide for contrast.


I stamped the Butterfly Eclectic Stamp at the top of my panel, then used the second detail butterfly from the small stencil set to do a monoprint. To do this, I applied Evergreen Bough Distress Ink directly to the stencil and spritzed it with water, then used it as a stamp. This gave me three different butterfly images to fill my card.

I added a few strips of tissue tape to frame my sentiment from the Simple Sayings Vol 2 Stamp Set, which I stamped in in Evergreen Bough Distress Ink onto scrap inky paper.


Supplies Used:

Darkroom Door Butterflies Small Stencil
Darkroom Door Butterfly Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Simple Sayings Vol 2 Stamp Set
Distress Inks: Pumice Stone, Evergreen Bough, Antique Linen
Distress Oxides: Iced Spruce, Evergreen Bough
Liquitex Light Modeling Paste
Tissue Tape


I hope you’re inspired to play with this gorgeous stencil! Thanks for dropping by today! 

Autumn



Comments

Sara Emily Barker commented on 09-Mar-2018 10:53 PM
Wow! Here's a set of cards that blow me away! Autumn, you've done an amazing job with the stencil--so many great ideas! And you've written a clear and concise tutorial; it makes me wish for this stencil so I can CASE your amazing work here! Big round of applause! Hugs!
Marty Fishman commented on 10-Mar-2018 10:54 PM
Love love love! Great stencil set and your techniques are awesome. Thank you for sharing, Autumn! I always love seeing your DD projects. Hugs!!

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