Sunday, October 17, 2021

You're how old?

 Hello crafty peeps!
I've had some playtime in the craft room and
was able to make the all illusive guy card:

and the inside:

I saw this stencil tutorial by Craftyfield and wanted to try it out.
I followed her example by blending ink for the first layer, then
using turquoise tinted gesso for the top layer.
This was my second attempt. The first attempt I tried pouncing the paint
through the stencil using a sponge and when I removed the stencil,
the paper ripped in spots:

I'm guessing that I took too long to remove the stencil, the paint dried and stuck.
You also get to see the actual turquoise color here, as the
white gesso I used lightened up the color when I mixed it.
I used an image and sentiment from a new stamp set I recently
purchased, stamped in brown ink. I added just a touch of
turquoise marker on the image.
I really love how this turned out, and I encourage you to try
the stencil technique I tried. It has a really cool effect!
Thanks for visiting. Have a wonderful day!

I'd like to enter this at:

Stamps: Stampers Anonymous - Inquisitive; MFT - Birthday Greetings
Ink: Memento - Rich Cocoa; Gina K - Kraft
CS: Strathmore mixed media; TE; Thunderbolt
Accessories: ARTplorations - Tribal Swirls stencil; TE - blending brush; DecoArt Media gesso; DecoArt Americana Desert Turquoise acrylic paint; pallet knife; GC; Pink & Main - zig zag circle die;
MISTI; Spectrum Noir BT5 marker
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, thin 3D foam squares


Dotty Jo said...

Awesome card! Love the colours and design and EVERY darn THING about it, Jo x

Lindsey said...

This is so fun! I need to try that stencil technique, too. I'm glad you gave it a second try! (If it doesn't put you over the limit with any of the other challenges, check out the current Inkspirational...) Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday and Happy Little Stampers for the Stencil Challenge!

Colleen said...

What a fun stencil and card you made, love the sentiment with the "detective image" Clever and awesome card...perfect for a male too! thank you for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

this is a fun masculine card. Your stencil art provides the perfect backdrop for your image.
thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers.

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