Hi lovely people,
I’m Sharmaine and I feel quite blessed to know the wonderful Ronda. I was thrilled when she asked me to make something to share with you all. Then I was terrified and intimidated. What could I make that Ronda hasn’t already shared with you?!
So after a zillion attempts at making something I decided on this and I hope there is something new in it for you.
Now normally people pick up a stencil and place it on their paper and go to town with ink, mist or the likes. I have started this process a little differently.
I made a couple of cards using the 6x6 Kaleidoscope stencil.
I covered the stencil with black ink
I then placed my card on top of the inked stencil and gently pressed down.
The trick here is to apply pressure without rubbing, by rubbing you will smudge the ink.
I was then left with an imprint of the stencil.
Next step was to use some Dylusions spray and colour the white card.
I applied some spray and then, using a very wet foam brush, washed the ink over the card.
I then simply decorated the card.
The second card I decided to use water colour paint instead of spray.
Again, decorated it simply.
I also made a layout, using the same techniques.
This time I used a 12x12 City Grid stencil.
Instead of inking the stencil, I sprayed it with some black Dylusions.
I then covered it with my cardstock to “lift” the print.
I then washed the whole page with some “Polished Jade” Dylusions using a wet foam brush.
I used this background as the foundation for my layout.
It’s a page titled “Life is the journey” and it captures a little of my heart as I tell our girls that it doesn’t matter what they decide to do with their lives, we are on this journey together.
I just love how versatile stencils are and I hope this little tutorial has added to the list of ways you could use them.
I’m Sharmaine from Tasmania, Australia. I am married to wonderful Dave and we have 4 daughters, aged 9,11,13 and 15. At least 2 days a week you’ll find me at school working with as a Teacher’s Aide, where I help out kids with special needs. I have always had a love affair with paper and in 2005 a friend showed me how to make my first scrapbook page. I was hooked! I love being able to create art by telling a story and my best layouts are those that flow straight from my heart. I think that time spent with a friend and a cup of coffee is time well spent. In my spare time (she says with a laugh) you can find me adding tunes to my playlist, goodies to my pinterest boards or writing on my blog (which you can find herehttp://skruijver.blogspot.com.au).