Heart Stencil Set Ideas

Darkroom Door - Friday, July 05, 2019

Hi there! We have lot of project ideas to share with you today using the new Heart Stencil Set! This stencil set consists of a heart shape stencil with the matching solid shape that can be used as a mask. You can sponge or draw inside the heart or around the mask shape to create some interesting effects.  

 

Here’s a couple of card ideas from Godelieve Tijskens: 


In this first card Godelieve has sponged ink through the stencil and stamped over the top with the Thank You Small Stamp. You can read the full tutorial here



In this second card of Godelieve’s, she has sponged ink in the stencil then stitched around the edge! What a great idea! See more here.  



For this card, Godelieve used the heart mask by placing it on white cardstock and sponging ink around the edges. Isn’t it beautiful!! See how this card was created here.   


Suzz Czosek has also been busy with this stencil set and has lots of ideas to share! Take a look: 


The Heart Stencil is a perfect backdrop for the Part Of You Quote Stamp. See how the stencil fits perfectly over the ‘heart of you’ words? 


For this card Suzz sponged inside the Heart Stencil and kept the stencil in place to use it to mask the outside area so when she stamped the Robin Eclectic Stamp, it stayed within the heart. 


This is a clever play on words, highlighting the word ART in the heart. Suzz has done this in different ways for the next few cards: 




This next card is similar in design, but now uses the Love Word Block Stamp as a highlight within the heart Stencil. As you can see, it can be paired up with lots of different stamps and stencils! 

 

You can read all about Suzz’s cards on her blog here.  


I hope you’ve enjoyed these ideas using the Heart Stencil Set! If you’d like to see more ideas using our Small Stencil Sets, please check out the Stencils Pinterest Board. You can also find all of our Stencils here.  


Happy creating! 

Large Carved Leaves Stencil Ideas

Darkroom Door - Monday, July 01, 2019

Hi there! Today we would like to share a few ideas using the Large Carved Leaves Stencil



This stencil was designed by Godelieve Tijskens, aka StampingMathilda. It was first released as a set of stamps and now we have it in a Small Stencil and a Large Stencil. The small stencil is great for cards and smaller projects, while the Large Stencil is perfect for art journal pages and larger cards and projects. 

Here’s a few ideas showing the Large Stencil in use: 


This art journal page by Rachel Greig shows how to use the stencil with Texture Paste. You can create some really grungy effects! Once the texture paste had dried, it was painted over with Dina Wakley Media paint and Glazing Medium


You can also dab embossing ink through the stencil and heat emboss with embossing powders, like Rachel has done here. It creates a really glossy raised effect and stands out on the page! 


These cards by Godelieve Tijskens show how you can sponge ink through the stencil and stamp through the stencil to create patterns. See details on Godelieve’s blog here.  




This card by Anneke De Clerck shows how it can be used as a subtle image in the background of a card. See more details on this project here.  


These are just a few ideas! If you’d like to see more stencil projects, check out our Stencil Pinterest board!  


You can also see some ideas using the Small Carved Leaves stencil here.  


Thanks for stopping by the blog today! 

Card making with the Oval Stencil Set

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Hi Stampers! It is Godelieve Tijskens here, sharing some cards I made with the Oval Stencil Set. I love that this stencil comes as a set and you can use both parts or just one part of the stencil. Here’s a look at the 4 cards I have created: 



Let’s take a closer look at each card and how I created them. 


Instructions:

1. On this card I used the stencil set as stamps to create a coloured background. I inked the stencils with Distress Oxide inks using mini ink blending tools, then misted water and pressed the stencils onto the smooth watercolour paper. 


2. Rusty Hinge and Brushed Corduroy Distress Oxide Inks were used on the oval mask, Chipped Saphhire and Weathered Wood on the stencil.
3. The same inks were used to stamp the Grid texture over the oval and the Swirls Texture around the oval.
4. The Butterfly was stamped with Weathered Wood and cut out.
5. The small flower is from an early, but timeless stamp set:  Full Bloom Vol 2.  I stamped it with Rusty Hinge.  
6. I have cut the flowers out, used a stylus to shape them and glued an enamel dot to the center.
7. The saying is from the Simple Sayings Vol 2 set, stamped with Chipped Sapphire and cut out.
8. The pieces were glued in place, and the paper distresser was used on the edges of the panel before I glued it onto a white folded card.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Small Stencil: Oval Set
Darkroom Door Texture Stamps: Grid, Swirls
Darkroom Door Eclectic Stamp: Butterfly Note
Darkroom Door Stamp Sets: Simple Sayings Vol 2, Full Bloom Vol 2
Distress Oxide Inkpads: Brushed Corduroy, Rusty Hinge, Weathered Wood, Chipped Sapphire
Tonic Paper Distresser
Echo Park Enamel Dots
Mini Ink Blending Tools

Next I made two cards, using the same technique, but different stamps and colours. 


Instructions:

1. To stamp the Roses Photo Stamp in an oval shape, I have covered the stamp with the Oval stencil to ink it up with Archival Ink Vibrant Fuchsia.


2. This way the stamped image gets a soft edge.
3. The same Archival Ink was used for the Torn Text Background stamp.  


4. I covered the stamped roses with the oval mask and used tape on the 4 corners of the cardstock to keep it in place in the Misti, before I stamped the background. Love how the soft edge and the halo work as a frame around the roses. 
5. The cardstock was cut to size, the corners rounded and the edges inked with Archival Ink Garden Patina.
6. I chose a stamp from the Hearts stamp set, stamped it with Garden Patina and cut it out.  
7. Words are from the Hearts and Simple Sayings Vol 1 stamp set, also stamped with Garden Patina, and cut out.
8. I glued the cut out pieces in place and attached an enamel dot to the heart.
9. The panel was adhered to a white folded card.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Small Stencil: Oval Set
Darkroom Door Photo Stamp: Roses

Darkroom Door Background Stamp: Torn Text

Darkroom Door Stamp Sets: Hearts, Simple Sayings Vol 1 
Archival Inkpads: Vibrant Fuchsia, Garden Patina
Echo Park Enamel Dots


On the second card I used the Country Cottage Photo Stamp and the Spanish Tiles Background stamp with Archival Ink Tree Branch. The words are from the Home Sweet Home stamp set. This panel was glued onto a kraft folded card.

Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Small Stencil: Oval Set
Darkroom Door Photo Stamp: Country Cottage
Darkroom Door Background Stamp: Spanish Tiles
Darkroom Door Stamp Sets: Home Sweet Home
Archival Inkpad: Tree Branch

Lastly I have made a matching card and bookmark.


Instructions:

1. On a 15 x 15cm piece of smooth watercolor paper I sponged with Distress Oxide Scattered Straw to get a light background.


2. I used the Oval stencil with several Distress Oxide inkpads and Texture stamps to sponge and to stamp, layer after layer.
3. I also used the Abstract Triangles background stamp. 
4. When I was happy with the result the paper was cut to card size.   
5. I stamped the Happy quote with black Archival ink and glued the panel onto a white folded card.

The left over piece was perfect for a bookmark.  A stamp from the Art De Fleur Vol 1 set was used here with black Archival ink.
I rounded the corners and glued the stamped piece onto white cardstock. To finish off the bookmark I used ribbon and twine.

Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Small Stencil: Oval Set
Distress Oxide Inkpads: Scattered Straw, Squeezed Lemonade, Broken China, Worn lipstick, Spiced Marmalade, Fired Brick, Wild Honey, Tattered Rose
Darkroom Door Texture Stamps: Chevron, Weathered Stripes, Checkered, Circles, Triangles, Dots
Darkroom Door Background Stamp: Abstract Triangles
Darkroom Door Quote Stamp: Happy
Darkroom Door Stamp Set: Art De Fleur Vol 1
Archival Inkpad: Jet Black
Mini Ink Blending Tools

Thank you very much for visiting the blog today. 

Godelieve

Dots Wrapped Journal Cover

Darkroom Door - Monday, May 20, 2019

Hi, it’s Anneke De Clerck here today to share a wrapped journal I made featuring the Large Dots Stencil. I’ve applied modeling paste through the stencil to decorate the cover of my journal. I love how the 3D dots turned out after adding a few layers of paint and glaze.



Instructions
1. Die cut a journal cover out of 300 gsm watercolour paper using the Eileen Hull Wrapped Journal die. After running the die + paper through your die cutting machine you end up with a ready-made cover, fold marks and binding holes included.
2. Add a coat of gesso to both sides of the cover. 
3. Put the Large Stencil – Dots on top of the cover and apply modeling paste through the stencil with a palette knife. Avoid the parts where the fold marks are. Let dry. 


4. Paint the cover with shades of pink and orange paint using a flat brush.
5. Mix Golden Fluid Acrylics Paynes Gray with Golden Glazing Liquid (equal parts) and add a layer of that glaze on top of the paint. Wait a few minutes and wipe away most of the glaze with baby wipes. Repeat this step using white paint. The glazing makes the dots stand out more because the blue and white paint gets into the nooks and crannies of the modeling paste.
6. Stamp on the areas where the fold marks are with parts of the Inky Script Background Stamp and StazOn Ink Cherry Pink. Repeat randomly on the dots.
7. Paint the reverse side of the cover with a few layers of pink paint. 


8. Stamp the tulip twice on watercolour paper and cut out. Color with Distress Ink Ripe Persimmon and Picked Raspberry using a water brush and adhere to the front cover.


9. For the inserts cut 20 pages out of mixed media paper, size 19.5 x 11 cm. Fold each page in half and nested 5 pages into each other to make 4 signatures.


10. The binding can be done in different ways. I used pink elastic cord that I’ve woven through the holes. I ended up with 4 strips of elastic cord at the inside to hold the inserts in place.


11. This is how the binding looks like along the spine.


12. Wrap pink elastic cord around the book to close it. Attach a pompon to the cord with a jump ring.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Large Stencil: Dots
Darkroom Door Inky Script Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Full Bloom Vol 1 Stamp Set
Distress Inks: Ripe Persimmon, Picked Raspberry
Archival Ink: Jet Black
StazOn Ink: Cherry Pink
Golden: Modeling Paste
Golden: Acrylic Glazing Liquid
Golden Fluid Acrylics: Paynes Gray, Titanium White
Dina Wakley Media Paint: Blushing, Fuchsia
PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics: Pixie Dust
Talens Amsterdam Acrylics: Persian Rose
Dylusions Paint: Tangerine Dream
Sizzix: Eileen Hull Wrapped Journal Die

Thanks for stopping by!

Anneke

Carved Flowers Large Stencil Journal Pages

Darkroom Door - Friday, May 17, 2019

Hello everyone, it’s Robyn Wood with you today sharing some projects using the new Carved Flowers Large Stencil. The Carved Flowers stamp set is one of my favourites, so it is wonderful to see the shapes reproduced as a stencil. I think this one will get a lot of use in my art journals so let’s have a look at a couple of my ideas for using it:



I enjoy the play of contrast with stark black images on busy, colourful art journal backgrounds. The large Carved Flowers stencil makes a page come together so easily and for this project I have started with a blue toned pre-done page in a Dylusions Dyalog Insert Book.

Instructions:
1. Add some colour to the background using a Gel Press and the large Crackle stencil with acrylic paints in red, orange & yellow.
2. Cover the background with a watery wash of pale blue paint to give a translucent layer of colour. 
3. Stencil the spread with two stems from the large Carved Flowers stencil and black paint.
4. Add three patches of black to the edges of the spread, while the paint is still wet carve some patterns into the paint using a wooden skewer. Allow to dry well.
5. Sketch over the stencilled flowers using a white gel pen. Make the lines scratchy and imperfect.
6.  To finish the page, add a word from the Wilderness Word Block Stamp which has been stamped onto white card using black Archival ink.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Carved Flowers Large Stencil
Darkroom Door Crackle Large Stencil
Darkroom Door Wilderness Word Block Stamp
Archival ink: Jet Black
Gel Plate
Brayer
Acrylic paint in red, yellow, orange, blue & black
White gel pen


The large Carved Flowers stencil also looks fantastic stencilled in flower colours. This time I’ve created a background on a canvas page in the Dina Wakley’s Media journal by stencilling the Journey stencil with texture paste and giving it some colour with the new & totally delicious Distress Oxide spray inks.

Instructions:
1. Stencil parts of the page with texture paste using Journey stencil. Smudge some of the page with extra texture page for a grungy effect. Allow to dry well.
2. Spray page with a little water and then Distress Oxide spray inks. The water will allow the inks to move on the page. An extra spritz to parts of the page will bring out the ‘oxide’ effect. Allow to dry well.
3. Carefully stencil a single flower over one side of the page using large Carved Flower stencil and acrylic paint. The flower will be stencilled right over the top of the textured surface.
4. Enhance one of the words from the background to act as a page feature by sketching around it with a black Stabilo pencil.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Carved Flowers Large Stencil
Darkroom Door Journey Medium Stencil
Distress Oxide spray inks: Cracked Pistachio, Mermaid Lagoon & Faded Jeans
Acrylic paint in pink, yellow & green
Black Stabilo pencil
Texture paste


There is something about the quote I have used on this page that just makes me smile! It pairs beautifully with the happy looking flower. Once again, I have used the Dina Wakley Media journal, this time onto watercolour paper.

Instructions:
1. Stencil random pattern over the page using the Gel Plate and the Circles stencil with warm colours of acrylic paint (yellow, orange, red, pink).
2. Stencil further layers of pattern using Polka Dots and Mesh stencils, either by traditional sponging or the Gel Plate. Use similar colours of acrylic paint. The aim is to make the background messy but with layers of pattern distinct.
3. Choose an area of the page for the Carved Flowers stencil and trace the large open flower using a fine black permanent pen. The image will look best if slightly overhanging the edge of the page.
4. Paint out the background around the stencilled shape using black paint.
5. Stencil a few random diamond shapes in the top, left hand corner of the page using large Diamonds stencil and gesso. Allow to dry.
6. Add some sketchy lines around the shapes using a white gel pen.
7. Add extra diamonds to the bottom, right hand corner using the Diamonds stencil and white gel pen. Add a few doodled lines to embellish.
8. Stamp Happy quote onto white card using black Archival ink and fussy cut closely around wording.
9. Add words to page, slightly overlapping flower stem. Give the page a little personality by tilting the words slightly.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Carved Flowers Large Stencil
Darkroom Door Diamonds Large Stencil
Darkroom Door Circles Large Stencil
Darkroom Door Polka Dots Large Stencil
Darkroom Door Mesh Large Stencil
Darkroom Door Happy Quote Stamp
Archival ink: Jet Black
Black, permanent pen
Gel Plate
Brayer
Acrylic paint in red, pink, yellow, orange & black
White gesso 
White gel pen

I hope you enjoy some creative play recreating these projects, until next time!

Robyn

Gel Printing with Large Dots Stencil

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Hi, it’s Anneke De Clerck here with you today to share a book and a card I made with the new Large Dots Stencil. I’m very happy with my collection of large Darkroom Door stencils. Because of their size the stencils are perfect to use on larger projects such as gel prints, art journal pages and book covers but as you can see below the prints look nice on cards as well.



My first project is a 20 x 20 cm spiral bound book I made. I decorated the covers with gel prints. Here is a mini tutorial on how to create those gel prints.


1. Start by applying stripes of fuchsia, pink and green paint to a large gel printing plate with a brayer. Put the Large Circles Stencil on top and pull a few prints for future use. What remains on the plate after removing the stencil is what we need. 


2. When this first layer is touch dry, add stripes of blue, lime and pink paint to the gel printing plate with a brayer.  Clean the brayer in between by rolling it over white paper. That paper will be used to decorate the reverse of the covers.


3. Put the Large Dots Stencil on top of the paint on the gel print and cover with a sheet of paper. Roll over the paper with a brayer to make stencil marks into the paint.


4. Remove the stencil and pull a print and a ghost print. The first print will be used on the book. Repeat all steps to make a second/similar print.


5. For the front and back cover cut two 20 x 20 cm pieces out of cardboard. Adhere the gel prints to the front of the covers and the paper with leftover paint to the reverse using double-sided tape, trim to size. Cover the grey edges of the cardboard with white paint.

6. For the inside pages cut 25 sheets of mixed media paper, size 20 x20 cm.


7. Decorate the front cover by stamping randomly with the Inky Script Background Stamp and the Grid Texture Stamp using Distress Oxide Ink Twisted Citron and Broken China. 

Put the Large Carved Flowers Stencil on top of the front cover and sponge through it with white paint. Repeat with green, lime, pink and fuchsia paint. Because I worked on a busy background and wanted the colors to be vivid I did the stencilling with white paint first. This white layer makes a perfect undercoat for the colors. 


8. Make holes into the covers and inside pages using the Zutter Bind-it-All.

9. Bind the book by adding white wire. 

10. Decorate with a piece of white cord and 2 pompons.

Here’s a card also using the Large Dots Stencil: 


Instructions: 
1. Apply lime and fuchsia paint randomly to a sheet of paper using a brayer.  Cut a 10.5 x 20 cm card panel out of that paper to use as a background for the card.

2. Sponge a big leaf on top using the Large Carved Leaves Stencil and lime paint.

3. Stamp text randomly using StazOn Ink Cherry Pink.

4. Sponge dots randomly using the Large Dots Stencil and white paint.

5. Put the Large Dots Stencil on top of white paper. Sponge paint through it to create pink dots. Overstamp with a lady from the 1920s Chic Stamp Set. Stamp the lady on white paper as well. Apply the paper piecing technique to add a dotted dress and bag to the black and white print. Adhere to the card.


6. Stamp a birthday wish from the Happy Birthday Sentiment Stamps Set using Archival Ink Jet Black. Highlight the wish by adding black thread and a button. 

7. Adhere the panel to a tall double card.

Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Large Stencil Dots
Darkroom Door Large Stencil Circles
Darkroom Door Large Stencil Carved Flowers
Darkroom Door Large Stencil Carved Leaves
Darkroom Door 1920s Chic Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Happy Birthday Sentiments Stamp
Darkroom Door Inky Script Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Grid Texture Stamp
Distress Oxide Inks: Twisted Citron, Broken China
Archival Ink: Jet Black
StazOn Ink: Cherry Pink
Distress Paint: Twisted Citron, Tumbled Glass, Cracked Pistachio, Picked Raspberry
PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics: Blah Mange
Talens Amsterdam Acrylics: Titanium White, Persian Rose, Yellowish Green
Dina Wakley Media Paint: Fuchsia
Cardboard
Mixed Media paper
1 1/4” O-Wire for Bind-it-All

Thanks for stopping by!

Anneke

Double Stencil Technique Cards

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, May 08, 2019

Hi there, it’s Rachel Greig here! Today I’d like to share two cards using a double stencil technique, where you use the same stencil in two ways on the same piece of card stock! It’s a fun technique and can be used in lots of different colour combinations to create a variety of backgrounds! 

 

I’ve used the small Dots and Diamonds stencils on these cards to show how the same technique can be used with different stencils. 


Instructions: 
1. Tap the small Dots Stencil with Fossilized Amber and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide ink pad in random areas to cover most of the stencil. Spritz the stencil with water and press the stencil onto mixed media cardstock to make a print. Lift off the stencil and allow the card stock to dry. Clean the stencil.
2. Place the stencil over the background and line up the holes of the stencil with the open dots on the background where there was no ink. Sponge Abandoned Coral Distress Oxide ink through the stencil using an ink blending tool and foam. Lift off the stencil and you will see the Abandoned Coral dots inside the yellow/blue/green inked area! It doesn’t matter if the dots don’t line up perfectly, a bit of white background space adds more depth to the overall background. 
3. Use a paper distressed to distress the edges of the background and adhere to a folded Kraft card base with foam adhesive. 
4. Stamp two leaves from the Fine Leaves Stamp Set onto mixed media cardstock and watercolour with Abandoned Coral Distress Oxide ink. Trim around each leaf and adhere two to the card as shown. 
5. Stamp the Anniversary Sentiments Stamp onto metallic shimmer paper and trim to fit the length of the card. Adhere to the card using foam adhesive. 


For this next card I used the Diamonds stencil and the Friendship Sentiments Stamp to create a similar looking card with the same techniques: 



Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Small Dots Stencil 
Darkroom Door Small Diamonds Stencil 
Darkroom Door Fine Leaves Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Anniversary Sentiments Stamp
Darkroom Door Friendship Sentiments Stamp
Distress Oxide Ink Pads: Abandoned Coral, Peacock Feathers, Fossilized Amber 
Archival Ink Pad: Jet Black 
125ml Spritzer Bottle 
Mixed Media Card stock 
A5 Kraft Card stock 
Paper Distresser 

This technique would work with lots of different stencils! I hope you’ll give it a try! 

Thanks for stopping by today 

Rachel

Using Stickles With Stencils

Darkroom Door - Sunday, May 05, 2019

Hi there, it’s Rachel Greig here! Today I’d like to share two cards showing you how to use Stickles through stencils. Stickles is a glitter glue that dries dimensionally and with a lot of glittery shine! It’s a fun way to add glitter to your cards!



I’ve used a simple and classic design for these cards as I wanted the Stickles to really stand out and be the feature for these cards. The minimal black and white stamping of the flowers adds a nice touch without taking away from the gold stencilling. 


Instructions: 
1. Trim white card stock to 13.5cm x 9cm. Lay onto craft sheet and place the Small Diamonds Stencil over the top. Use a bit of washi tape at the top and bottom of the stencil to keep it in place. 
2. Squeeze out some Gold Stickles onto a plastic palette or craft sheet. Using a palette knife, pick up some of the Stickles and gently swipe it over the stencil. Keep doing this until you have filled the areas of the stencil you want to fill. Even though the stencil covers the entire card, I only wanted to have the left hand side filled with Stickles. I left a jagged edge on where it finishes on the right hand side so it finished organically. 
3. Gently lift off the stencil and allow the Stickles to dry completely. 
4. Stamp a sentiment from the Tall Flowers Stamp Set onto the right side of the card stock using Archival Jet Black ink. 
5. Stamp a flower from the Tall Flowers Stamp Set onto white card stock and trim out with scissors. Adhere to the centre of the card as shown. 
6. Mount entire panel onto black card stock and then onto a folded white card base using foam adhesive. 


For this next card, I used the same technique, however instead of using Stickles down the left side of the stencil, I went from the top left corner to the bottom right corner, using the Small Dots Stencil 


I’ve used a different flower from the Tall Flowers Stamp Set along with one of the smaller sentiments that fit inside the open white area. The Tall Flowers Stamp Set has lots of different sentiments and flowers, so you can create lots of different designs using the same style and technique. 


Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Small Dots Stencil 
Darkroom Door Small Diamonds Stencil 
Darkroom Door Tall Flowers Stamp Set
Gold Stickles 
Archival Jet Black Ink Pad 
Palette Knife 

I hope you’ll give this idea a go! There are lots of different coloured Stickles you can try! 

Have a great day! 

Rachel

Creativity Stencil Cards

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Hi folks! It’s Teresa Abajo here today, sharing two cards using the Creativity Medium Stencil

For the first card, I used embossing ink through the stencil and some of the new Mixed Media embossing powder in Bone:



The embossing acts as a resist, and I watered down some black and grey acrylic paints to wash over it before adding splashes of bright colours of paint. I then stamped some brushes from the Artist Brushes Stamp Set, embossed them with clear powder, and cut them out. I added some more bright paint to these before tying them together and attaching them to the stencil background:


I then mounted this piece to some cardstock in coordinating colours, then onto a kraft card base. This makes for a fun, arty, messy card, intended for an equally fun, arty and messy friend!

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Medium Stencil: Creativity
Darkroom Door Rubber Stamp Set: Artist Brushes
Ranger Mixed Media Powder: Bone
Embossing powder: Clear
Distress Embossing Ink
Acrylic paints: various colours
Archival ink: Jet Black
Black twine

Here's another card using the Creativity Stencil, this time over a watercolour background:


I used Ecoline markers and water to create my colours, and added them one by one to some watercolour paper. I made sure there was plenty of water so the colours would swirl and blend organically. I then added some gold using some Gansai Tambi paint, and allowed that to swirl before drying off with a heat gun.

I then mixed some purple Ecoline marker with some embossing paste, and spread it through the stencil over the background. I then sprinkled some gold embossing paste over one word I wanted to highlight before melting the powder with a heat gun.


I left it all to dry for a day or two before trimming and mounting onto coordinating cardstock, then onto a card front.

I might keep this one for myself and find a frame for it - I think I'd like it on my wall :)

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Medium Stencil: Creativity
Embossing Paste
Ecoline Markers: various colours
Gansai Tambi paint: Starry set
Embossing powder: gold

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today! 

Teresa

Creativity Art Journal Page

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Hello stampers! It's Teresa Abajo here with an art journal page I put together with the new Creativity Stencil and Large Carved Flowers Stencil.



Instructions:
1. Apply acrylic paint to a page with a palette knife or scraping tool. I have used Cherry Pie and Tangerine Dream Dylusions paints.


2. Apply small amounts of Pomegranate Seed paint here and there with a baby wipe or your hand. Dry these layers of paint well.

3. Apply a small patch of After Midnight paint to the top left hand corner of the page.

4. Working quickly before it dries, place the stencil over the top and remove some of the blue paint with a baby wipe.

5. Dipping the same baby wipe into a little After Midnight paint, move the stencil to the lower right hand corner of the page and dab the paint through the stencil.

6. Scrape a layer of modeling paste through the Large Carved Flowers stencil. Allow to dry well.

7. Add spatters of White Linen paint to the page, then stamp the words from Prague Vol 2 stamp set repeatedly with Cobalt ink. Stamp the drip from the Paint Splats stamp set using Cobalt ink at the top left, and stamp the Flourish Background stamp around the page randomly using Tattered Rose Distress Oxide ink. Finally, stamp the word 'enjoy' from the Whimsical Words stamp set and add some doodling with a white gel pen. 


Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Medium Stencil: Creativity
Darkroom Door Large Stencil: Carved Flowers
Darkroom Door Prague Vol 2 Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Paint Splats Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Flourish Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Whimsical Words Stamp Set
Dylusions Paint: Cherry Pie, Tangerine Daydreams, Pomegranate Seed, After Midnight, White Linen
Modeling paste
Archival ink: Cobalt
Distress Oxide ink: Tattered Rose
White gel pen

I hope you have fun with these new stencils!

Teresa