Journey Stencil Card Ideas

Darkroom Door - Friday, April 19, 2019

Hello, its Robyn Wood joining you today to share some projects using the new Journey medium size stencil. Text stencils are always a firm favourite for use in my art journals but this time I thought I’d like to show you how they can also be used for card making. These designs will work with each of the new word block style text stencils:

1. Stencil a watercolour card panel with texture paste using the Journey stencil. Allow to dry well.

2. Lightly colour over texture using Dina Wakley Scribble Sticks or watercolours in shades of blue and green. Use a wet brush to push the colour around until you are happy. Allow to dry.
3. Add a spatter effect using the darkest colour and a wet brush and set aside to dry. 
4. Stamp three butterflies from Butterflies stamp set onto watercolour card using black Archival ink. 
5. Colour images with Dina Wakley Scribble Sticks or watercolour and allow to dry. Trim closely.
6. Stamp a word from the Wellbeing Word Block stamp, trim closely and mat with aqua card stock.
7. Layer panel with butterflies, pearls, gemstones, cotton and word. A small stapler may be used to affix cotton strands. Arrange in a rough circular pattern so the butterflies look like them might be flying away. Attach butterflies at the centres so the wings can lift from the surface of the card.
8. Mount panel with pale aqua card and then add to dark teal card base.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Journey Stencil
Darkroom Door Butterflies Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Wellbeing Word Block Stamp 
Archival Ink: Jet Black
Dina Wakley Scribble Sticks
Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher
Texture Paste & spatula
Gemstones & pearls

This card came together so easily, sponging and then stencilling text using tone on tone gives a great effect. The card design can easily be changed up to landscape orientation using any of the medium sized text stencils.

1. Mask off a portion of a cream card base using tape or post its. You need an open space of approx. 7cm wide. I have torn the edges of the tape to give a lovely rough edge.
2. Sponge the open area lightly. I have used yellow and orange coloured inks which will allow a darker colour to be stencilled on top. 

3. Stencil over the area using Journey stencil and a darker colour. Manoeuvre the stencil so that a single word can become prominent, in this case I have used ‘dream’. Remove mask.
4. Stamp a number of flowers from Tropical Flowers stamp set onto watercolour card using black Archival ink. 
5. Place a small amount of Distress Ink in flower colours onto a non-stick craft mat. Colour flowers by picking up colour with a wet brush. Allow to dry and fussy cut. Give some of the flowers a little dimension by bending with your fingers.
6. Cluster flowers over the lower edge of the sponged/stencilled area. Attach some of the flowers by just the centres so the petals can lift from the surface of the card.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Journey Stencil
Darkroom Door Tropical Flowers Stamp Set
Archival ink: Jet Black
Distress Ink: yellow, orange, dark red

1. Stencil an oval shape onto the centre of a white card base using small Oval stencil and pale brown Distress Inks.
2. Leave stencil in place and over-stamp with two stems from the Nature Walk stamp set using black Archival ink.

3. Place oval mask from Oval stencil over the coloured/stamped area and stencil with Journey stencil using Distress Oxide Inks. Allow the inks to blend slightly over the stencil for a variegated effect. The Distress Oxide inks give a lovely opaque effect but Distress Inks can also be used.
4. Use a fine, black, permanent pen to give a wriggly, zig-zag line around where the stencilling meets. This will make the centre panel pop a little.
5. Stamp a quote from stamp set onto white card using black, Archival ink. Trim closely and mat with green card. Affix to card front with foam tape.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Journey Stencil
Darkroom Door Oval Stencil Set 
Darkroom Door Nature Walk Stamp Set
Archival ink: Jet Black
Distress Inks: pale browns
Distress Oxide Inks: green & brown
Fine, black, permanent pen

I hope these projects have inspired you to get creative!



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