Carved Flowers Stencil Cards

Darkroom Door - Friday, April 05, 2019

Hi Stampers, it is Godelieve Tijskens (stampingmathilda) here today, sharing some ideas with the Small Carved Flowers stencil. The stencil can be used on its own, or combined with the Carved Flowers and Fine Flowers stamps that I designed.  I love that Darkroom Door have released stencils to go with the stamps.

On this card I used the stencil with Alcohol Inks and Alcohol Lift-Ink. First I coloured the Ranger Yupo cardstock using an ink blending tool and felt.  I put a few drops of Ranger Alcohol ink on the felt:  Lettuce, Sunshine Yellow, Red Pepper and Stonewashed and started dabbing until I was happy with the result.

To lift the alcohol ink through the stencil I used a mini ink blending tool with foam, and applied drops of Alcohol Lift-Ink onto the foam. Both sides, front and back of the stencil can be used, but because I was going to stamp over the flower I had to find out which side to use, so the stencil and stamped flower would match.  

I did 2 flowers with the stencil and Alcohol Lift-Ink. To stamp the Fine Flower over the top, I used a stamp positioner (I use a sheet of acetate in my MISTI) and black StazOn inkpad.

The saying from the Simple Sayings Vol 2 stamp set was stamped onto a strip of torn paper using black Archival Ink.  I covered it with a strip of torn vellum and machine stitched the layers together before I adhered the panel to a white top folded card.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Small Stencil: Carved Flowers
Darkroom Door Stamp Sets:  Fine Flowers Vol 1, Simple Sayings Vol 2
Ranger Alcohol Inks: Lettuce, Sunshine Yellow, Red Pepper, Stonewashed
Ranger Alcohol Ink Yupo Cardstock
Alcohol Ink Applicator Felts
Mini Ink Blending Tool
Mini Ink Blending Foam
Ranger Alcohol Lift Refill

StazOn Inkpad Jet Black

On this card I used the stencil on its own with Distress Oxide inkpads. I started by sponging the tallest flower. To be able to sponge with several colors I used sticky notes to mask parts of the stencil. I also made the stem a bit longer, very easy to do when using a stencil.

To do the other flowers I cleaned the stencil and turned it over.  So the flowers are bending to the other side. I sponged several flowers and added some leaves at the bottom of the panel.  I also stamped the top of a bottle with black Archival ink using a stamp positioner (I use my MISTI and acetate).

The new large Dots stencil was used with Picked Raspberry ink around the flowers. I distressed and inked the edges and glued the panel onto a white card. To finish off the card I stamped words from the Simple Sayings Vol 2 set and adhered it to the card using 3D foam tape. 

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Small Stencil: Carved Flowers
Darkroom Door Large Stencil: Dots
Darkroom Door Stamp Sets: Carved Leaves Vol 1, Simple Sayings Vol 2, Bottles
Ranger Distress Oxide Inkpads: Picked Raspberry, Fired Brick, Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge, Peeled Paint
Archival Inkpad: Jet Black
Tonic Paper Distresser

On these cards I wanted to add texture, using the stencil with a modeling paste. Lots of layers on these cards! After the modeling paste had dried I applied a coat of gesso and pressed the Swirls Texture stamp into the wet gesso here and there.

Next layer was Dylusions Paint Vibrant Turquoise. As I was going for a grunge look I watercolored with a brown Dina Wakley Scribble Stick.

Next I used a brown Distress Crayon, spreading the color with my fingers. Using the small Polka Dots stencil with Dylusions Paint I added some light spots to the card.

To finish off the cards I added sayings, stamped with the Happy Birthday Sentiment Stamps

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Small Stencils: Carved Flowers, Polka Dots
Darkroom Door Texture Stamp: Swirls
Darkroom Door Sentiment Stamps: Happy Birthday
Liquitex Light Modeling Paste
Gesso: Talens Amsterdam
Dylusions Paint: Vibrant Turquoise, White Linen
Dina Wakley Scribble Sticks
Tim Holtz Distress Crayons

Archival Inkpad: Jet Black

There are lots of ways to use this stencil, and there is also a Large Carved Flowers stencil if you’d like to use it on art journals or large projects too. 

Thanks for stopping by! 



Shu-Fang Hsu commented on 06-Apr-2019 01:06 PM
This is amazing !! Love your works and creativity.

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