Monday, 4 May 2020

Layered Stenciling for the CAS Stencil Challenge ........

Happy Monday .......

I hope you all had a nice weekend. 
I spent most of mine in my craft room, doing online workshops ...... it was great!!!  However, that does mean that this week I'll have to catch up with all the boring day to day stuff ...... like housework (sigh!) and the ironing ..... I've got nothing to wear!! 

Before I start all that, it's time to get this month's CAS Stencil challenge underway.
Hilary is our host for May, and the theme is  ........ Layered Stenciling

There's many ways of layering stencils, check out the video links on the CAS Stencil Blog for some fabulous ideas and inspiration.

One way is to simply layer two, or more, different stencils, one on top of the other to create interesting backgrounds and focal points.

One of my favourite stencils at the moment is this fab distressed looking stripes ...... I love it!!  I think it's called Watercolour Lines from Funky Fossil.  
It makes a great background, and just think of all the colours you can use!

I used Distress Ink, applied lightly with a blending brush building the colour up gradually

I then used an old Imagination Crafts stencil over the top, with a black ink for a silhouette look

Again, build up the depth of colour gradually.  I like to use a sponge with black ink, and less is definitely more.  
I use very little ink, and I pounce the sponge onto the stencil ...... no swirling!  You don't want the black ink to go underneath your stencil.  Just take your time and you'll get a nice crisp image.

A simple sentiment to finish off .......

and I added a little more interest with some Nuvo Crystal Drops.

Check out how the rest of the Design Team, and Greta our Guest Deisnger this month have been layering their stencils, and then join in the fun!

Thanks for popping by ..... enjoy the rest of your day.
I'm off to enjoy a little bit of the sunshine ........ hubby's putting the BBQ on I think!

Cheerio until next time ......

Products used:
Stencils: Watercolour Lines (Funky Fossil); Flower Stencil (Imagination Crafts)
Stamps: kisses & wishes (Penny Black)
Inks: Distress Ink - Stormy Sky, Broken China (I think!); Versafine Clair - Nocturne
Other: Nuvo Crystal Drops


HilaryJane said...

I love that contrast with the black, and thanks for the tips on getting a crisp black image. I think I will have to give it a try as I have never used a stencil with black ink before. Despite the black it has a kind of tropical feel xx

Bonnie said...

Love those distressed stripes and the blue and black color palette! Nice crisp flowers too!

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful Linda, the flower really pops against the distressed watercolour lines. love both stencils :)

Loll said...

LOVE that background stencil, Linda! So pretty in the blue and really makes your silhouette stenciled flowers stand out. I think I have to go shopping and get that distress stripes stencil. :) You are so good at enabling me to spend money, my friend! :) Beautiful card! xx

Viv said...

This sencil is still on my wish list Linda - it gives a great background and looks lovely in the blue colour. Great card and no doubt I shall shamelessly case in the future!! xx

Barb Ghig said...

Awesome card, Linda! I love your watercolor stripes as a background for these lovely blooms...they look amazing as a black silhouette! Thanks so much for sharing your tips about getting a crisp image ~ Barb xx

Julia Aston said...

What a wonderful clean design with that great blue background stenciling and the overlaid silhouette flowers in black - a stunning look!

Brenda in IN said...

Watercolor Lines is a great stencil and I can see how versatile it is. Your silhouette is lovely. It is so crisp and solid and looks wonderful with the blue lines.

Mac Mable said...

What a striking CAS card and the layering effect looks wonderful. Great stencils and thank you for the tips too x.

Cathy said...

This is lovely Linda, love the soft blue in the stripes, the flower silhouette really pops. Love the shape of those flowers too and TFS your tips on getting such a crisp image, Cathy x