Sunday, April 14, 2019

Stencil Sunday at STAMPlorations (Part 1)

Hello crafty peeps and welcome. I'm excited to be joining in
the reboot of the STAMPlorations Stencil Sunday feature! Shery has
restarted this post to showcase all the fun ways you can
create with the ARTplorations stencils and masks! You'll be seeing
this feature every 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Sunday each month.
Today is my turn up at bat, and I have a card and an art journal page to share.
Grab your favorite beverage, this is a photo heavy post. LOL!

First is my card. I started by sponging various inks using the
Faces: Grace stencil:

(Late in the day isn't a good time to take photos. LOL!)

Using some scrap paper I created some masks of the hat and shoulders
and sponged a light blue ink through them.

I put the Clustered Hearts stencil under the masks and sponged a
darker blue ink through them.

After coloring in the background with a yellow marker, I sponged a
darker yellow ink around the image using the Dream Flower stencil. I
stamped the sentiment from the Just Because stamp set. I glued a gold
sequin as her earring because a lady needs a bit of bling, doesn't she?!!
Here's my finished card:

For my second project, I created an art journal page. I prepped the page
with a coat of Gesso and once dry I applied embossing paste through the
Faces: Grace stencil. Remember, you can flip the stencil over for a 
mirrored look, which means yet another way to use the stencil!

I randomly added some paints to the page:

Once dry, I stamped a few images from both the

Finger painted a light coating of Gesso randomly.

I decided that I wanted the colors to show on her face so I painted
another light layer of the colors randomly over the page.

Using both the Clustered Hearts and Dream Flower stencils, I sponged
the same paints around the page.

I put the Faces: Grace stencil back over the embossed image, and
with my finger applied some Gold Rush Metallic Lustre over it.

Once it dried and I buffed it to show the shine, I cut a scrap of paper
to cover it and splattered watered down paint over my page.

I used sentiments from the Bold Sentiments: Hashtag Authentic stamp set
and stamped, incorporating second and third generation stamping around
the initial stamped sentiment. Here's what my
finished page looks like:

Congratulations for making it to the end of this photo heavy post! LOL!

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Supplies for card and art journal:
Stencils: Faces-Grace, Dream Flower, Clustered Hearts

Supplies for card:
Stamps: Just Because
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Nautical Blue, Summer Sky, Toffee Crunch, Rich Cocoa, Cantaloupe, Angel Pink; Ranger DI - Worn Lipstick
CS: Strathmore Mixed Media paper; TE; Darice
Accessories: sponge daubers; MISTI; scrap paper; X-Acto knife; post it tape; Spectrum Noir - CT1 marker; Darice - sequin; Q-tip
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner; Ranger - multi medium matte

Supplies for art journal:
Strathmore art journal
Golden Gesso
Plaid paint brush
Stamps: Bold Sentiments Hashtag Authentic, Mixed Media Grunge, Mixed Media Elements
Ink: Staz On - Jet Black, Blue Hawaii, Orange Zest
DecoArt Americana acrylic paints: Bleached Sand, Indian Turquoise, Coral, Desert Turquoise, Black
Dreamweaver embossing paste
pallet knife
DecoArt Metallic Lustre - Gold Rush
foam sponges
water mister


  1. Pretty stencil! Love your creations!

  2. I love how you used the stencil! Thanks for the inspiration. :D

  3. I love how you did the backgrounds! The journal page with the gold is soooo cool!

  4. your projects are so fun and creative - love your masking technique:)

  5. Stunning work Chris - I love it! TFS the technique!

  6. Gorgeous projects. Love the yellow and blue. Hugz

  7. Very pretty card design and I Like the colors on the journal page.

  8. I especially like the stenciling on the background. NICE

  9. wow, what a stunning techniques, I love it. very clever!

  10. Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for sharing how you made them! Loving the face stencil!

  11. These are very, very cool!! I love how you added the pattern on the first. I don't think I've ever thought of masking with stencils.

  12. Chris, you did a beautiful job on both the card and journal page. You make me want to get my journal out and work in it. Thank you. I need that push.

  13. I like the stencil of the face but when the background stencil is added the project come alive...tfs


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