Saturday, January 25, 2014

Stamping through a stencil


Lesson number 1 today was stamping through a stencil.  Kristina suggested using a stencil with a big open area, but since I don't have any that fit that description, I just chose this Mini Tri Mosaic one and experimented.  I like the results!

Stenciled Day 2, Stamping through a stencil

I used 3 distress inks, tumbled glass, broken china and peacock feathers, to sponge in the triangles.  I started from the top left with the darkest ink and worked downward and diagonally, lightening the inks as I went.  At that point there was a blank space at the upper right corner.  Next I found a tiny music stamp  (Skipping Stones Heartsong) and, while the stencil was still on, repeatedly stamped it with Splash ink across the surface.  When I removed my stencil the music filled in the rest of the design.  

I loved making the vellum tag yesterday, so I did another one today, using a Penny Black sentiment which I love, and then to illustrate it, I added the Memory Box branch and bird dies.  And to add more of the kraft and red colors, I used a Doodlebug doodle twine and some natural twine to tie my tag.  

Thanks for visiting me today!

17 comments:

  1. Super card! Love stamping through the stencil and that bird on the branch is the perfect touch!

    ReplyDelete
  2. This is very pretty Lin! I think it worked great to stamp through that stencil. It really gives it a whole different look. Nice job!

    ReplyDelete
  3. This is another fantastic card. I love the stamping over the stenciling! What a GREAT idea!

    ReplyDelete
  4. oh a spoiler...haven't taken a peek at today's lesson yet. Your card is beautiful. Love the blues with that bright red bird. Such a lovely combination. Pinning.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Love this darling design! The stenciled background is prefect with this little birdie! Another A plus class work!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Love your tiny music triangles -- this turned out great, even with a small opening.

    ReplyDelete
  7. There you go again with a PRETTY vellum tag!! This is wonderful Lin!

    ReplyDelete
  8. What a clever idea to use your music stamp, Lin! I love the gradation of colors and the bird is so sweet...such a beautiful sentiment, too! Great take on Kristina's card!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Wonderful idea, design and color.

    Hugs diane

    ReplyDelete
  10. Beautiful! Love this technique! Must try as I recently got some stencils!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Awesome Lin. Love the way you left the top corner of the stencil clear and just stamped.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Love this, Lin - I wondered about stamping over detailed stencils too and will definitely give it a go now that I have seen your card! Love the aqua and red combo too!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Wow, I like the results, too! The background is gorgeous and I love the vellum on top.

    ReplyDelete
  14. I want to try this technique. It worked beautifully for you, Lin!! You are on top of things, for sure!! Love your card.

    ReplyDelete
  15. WOW, beautifully done!

    Thanks for the tutorial on how you made the card.

    ReplyDelete

Thank you so much for your kind comments - they make my day!