maandag 14 september 2015

Subtle backgrounds with stencils!

How to use your stencils in a very gorgeous resist technique? 
I'll show you how to get very subtle backgrounds... 

This second background has been made of the leftovers of one of the steps, yes, really!
Please join me in the process!!  

I am entering this in the challenge on
1. Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge - a technique you love..

Here you are, following the steps in the process: 

Start with a piece of scrapbook paper. the size of what it will have to be in the end. You can choose any color, with or without script, it doesn't even have to be pretty! This is a gorgeous way to use all your scrapbook paper you wouldn't use otherwise!! 

Apply some versamark with a blending tool through your stencil...

....  and heat emboss with clear embossing powder. 

Apply a thin coat of white acrylic paint over the background. Leave to dry. In the meantime: heat up your iron. 


When the background is dry, cover the background with some ordinary printer paper, and iron over it, allowing the heat embossing to melt, and soak into the paper, whilst removing the acrylic paint that's on top of the heat embossing as well. Remove the paper from the background..(keep this for a second background!!)
This is what it will look like: a bit grungy, vintagy, revealing the scrapbook paper's colors!!

At this stage you might have thought of using more colorful paper might be another option! Yes, the sky is the limit with this technique... also using a different stencil is giving endless possibilities of course!

Adhere the printer paper from the previous step to some sturdy paper to get a second background, which looks like this after sponging it with distress inks. The heat embossing /acrylic paint acts as a resist!  

Now you've got these two backgrounds... don't you just love the imprint the stencil left? 

This is what I've made with these two backgrounds. 

For both I stamped the flower image (Unity Stamps) onto a separate piece of cardstock and cut it out. I also stamped a script stamp onto the background before I adhered the flower to the background.

A close-up of the background, I LOVE it! 


This is how the second card has ended up!

Hope you like it! Till next time! 

Post from me as a The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member



TCW536 Postcard 6x6

7 opmerkingen:

  1. Hoi Ellie, wat een mooie achtergrond, vooral die eerste subtiele.......prachtig en goede tuto!

  2. Jaaaaa, ik wist het precies, heb ik die stencil toch juist gekocht op het Stempel Mekka !!!!! Hoera, ik ga jouw techniek zo vlug mogelijk proberen, hartelijk dank voor de uitvoerige uitleg ! Het ziet er super-prachtig uit !! Groetjes, Enny

  3. Fantastic background, wow, and the cards look superb too, both of them! Thanks so much for this great tutorial, LOVE IT!!!!

  4. Fabulous technique and gorgeous out come! Love this!!!

  5. Great techniques and beautiful results - lovely clear step by step too, thank you.
    Alison xx

  6. Fabulous backgrounds and great technique with wonderful results that created such a elegant card! Thank you so much for sharing and for playing along with our Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog... :)


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