Saturday, April 27, 2013

Stamping over a stencil

Have you ever tried this technique?  Obviously some stencils work better than need to be able to see what you least a little bit.  In my case, only very little.  Sigh.  But it's there, really it is!  The challenge on the EverythingWendyVecchi Yahoo group is to feature stamping over a stencil. 

The background colors were achieved by trying to follow Tim Holtz' April 12 Tags of 2013 technique - marbleizing the new distress paints.  Mine blended instead of marbleizing but put the tag aside for future use.  Well, today's the future! 

I applied Studio 490 white embossing paste through the Studio 490 'Lovely Leaves' stencil, flipping it over for one of the images.  Once dry I colored the leaves with markers; let dry then replaced the stencil and stamped background text (Lowercase Art) in Olive Archival Ink over the stencil.  To clean the archival ink from the stencil you can use rubbing alcohol or hand sanitizer.

More images from the background stamp were rolled on to the tag in various places.  I also adhered drywall screen tape in spots and went over that with red distress ink.  The sentiment (Lowercase Art) was stamped in Jet Black Archival Ink; both ovals were cut using Spellbinder dies.  The key was cut with an older Sizzix die.

Love, love, LOVE the Wendy rose!  I'll never forget the first class I took of Wendy's..make this rose.  Using another 'botched' tech tag (or 2) I stamped 4 roses of both sizes on the back.  Once cut and shaped they were glued down with Multi-Medium (Matte).  The other flower is a Gingko Leaf Punch (Punch Bunch) and a Sparkle Punch (Punch Bunch).  Kind of reminds me of a pansy.

More rain on tap for the weekend and next week (heavy sigh) I should have more time in my creative space to try this technique again. 


  1. this looks fabulous - the roses are just wonderful. hope you stay dry...

  2. I love all of the techniques you used on your beautiful tag. The flowers are stunning!...dianne

  3. This is gorgeous Susan! I LOVE those flowers!

  4. soft, and those flowers are fabulous!