Sunday, April 28, 2019

STAMPlorations Stencil Sunday (Part 2)

Hello crafty peeps!
I'm back with my second installment of
I'm still having so much fun crafting with the new
Faces stencils, so this time around I've created another
card and a mixed media panel using the same three stencils:
First is the card I made:

 After sponging black ink through the 
Faces-Gorgeous stencil, I covered the panel with the Swirly Blooms
stencil, and sponged three colors of ink around one side of the panel.
I repeated the same for the other half of the panel with the 
Dots and Dashes stencil. I die cut from black card stock and gold glitter paper
the Fearless word die, stacked and glued offset, and adhered to the card.

She really IS gorgeous!

For my other project, I made a mixed media canvas panel:

I. Had. So. Much. Fun. Making. This!!
Here's a photo process. Hope you have your favorite
beverage at hand. LOL!
I started with 5" x 7" canvas panel, and after the coat of Gesso dried,
I added a few different green paint colors with a brayer.

Next I sponged a light blue paint through the
Dots and Dashes stencil:

Over that I sponged yellow, orange and fuchsia paints through
the Swirly Blooms stencil:

While that was drying, I heat embossed the three flower images in black EP
from the Just Because stamp set multiple times. I realized that I needed  A LOT 
more flowers than what I originally started with (in the next pics). I 
wound up heat embossing each flower about 9 or 10 times.
I did a quick and easy water color technique where you swipe Distress Inks 
directly to the paper, spritz with water, and leave it alone to do it's thing
while it dries. Then I fussy cut all. of. those. flowers!

I die cut an oval in some scrap paper and used the negative as a 
mask to add beige paint in the cut out. I wasn't heavy handed as I
still wanted the pattern underneath to show through.

When that dried, I added black Gesso through the
Faces - Gorgeous stencil. This was an experiment, and I found out
that you have to go light handed with Gesso as it's not as thick
as embossing paste, and will run a bit (see lips). Luckily, what I 
planned for the hair would cover most of my boo boo. LOL!

I stamped the sentiment from the Bold Sentiments-Hashtag Authentic
stamp set in black Staz On ink. Because of the texture of the canvas,
you won't get good coverage, but I fixed that by going over
it with a black Artist PITT pen.

The last thing was gluing all those flowers around her head to
become her hair. I just love how this came out!!

It looks adorable on a tiny easel!

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Supplies on both projects: 
Stencils: Faces-Gorgeous, Swirly Blooms, Dots and Dashes

Supplies for card:
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black; Ranger DI - Fossilized Amber, Ripe Persimmon, Abandoned Coral, Hickory Smoke
CS: Neenah; TE
DP: DCWV - gold glitter
Accessories: GC; CUTplorations - Fearless word die; sponge daubers; scrap paper; post it tape
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner; Ranger - multi medium matte

Supplies for canvas panel:
Substrate: US Supply 5" x 7" canvas panel
Golden Gesso
Plaid paint brush
DecoArt Americana Acrylic paints - Sour Apple, Citron Green, Festive Green, Blue Haven, Banana Cream, Coral, Dragon Fruit, Warm Beige
GC & SB - Std. Lg Oval Nestie, scrap paper
Imagine - sponges
Dina Wakley - Media Black Gesso & pallet knife
STAMPlorations - Bold Sentiments-Hashtag Authentic, Just Because stamp sets
Faber Castell - black Artist PITT pen
Strathmore water color paper
Versamark ink, Inkadinkado black EP, heat gun
Ranger DI - Shaded Lilac, Dusty Concord
water mister
DecoArt Americana - Satin Varnish & sponge brush
Ranger- multi medium matte


  1. Awesome projects Chris! Fabulously creative and stunning use of stencils.

  2. Wow what fun and fabulous ways to use these two fantastic face stencils....Thank you for the clever and creative inspiration x. You looked like you had so much fun and thank you for the step by steps x

  3. I love the way you combined the different stencils with the faces! Very pretty!

  4. I can see you had fun using many stencils and I can also the cards turned out fantastic...well done

  5. I love these projects and the inspiration and creativity!!!!

  6. Wow, stunning work, Chris! Jo x

  7. Love the "real" flowers for
    her hair. Fantastic idea.
    Wonderful picture.
    thanks for sharing

  8. Wow! These are so well designed...great way to use those faces

  9. Love the colors and designs.

  10. I adore both of these! Stencils are sooo much fun! I love the purple hair!

  11. I love these! So beautiful and creative!

  12. Love, love, love the way you created the ‘hair’ on the panel. Oh and thanks for the watercolor-distress ink tip for coloring too (I will be giving that a try). They are both fun and fabulous and I know I HAVE to get more of the faces stencils.

  13. These are so cool! Love the purple flower "hair"; so fun!

  14. amazing technique, I love combinations of stencils.


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