Tuesday, June 4, 2019

let's get stencilly!

this fortnight's challenge at shopping our stash is called "stencil me this" by which you'll no doubt have surmised we'd like to see projects which make use of at least one stencil. since i have quiiiiiiite a collection, i was spoilt for choice, but as soon as i found this pre-stenciled but mysteriously abandoned gel print, i knew exactly what i wanted to make:

stencil: "lace" by tim holtz/stampers anon; matching "mixed media" die: TH/sizzix; cardstock: bazzill; modeling paste and acrylic paint for gel printing: liquitex; gel plate: gelli arts; corner rounder: we r memory keepers; glossy black cardstock: the paper cut; large/ancient flower: prima (i think); velvet leaves: 7 gypsies; pearl and gem flower centers: eyelet outlet; adhesives: elmers brand gluetape, gluedots, sewing machine

if i had been smart, i would've taken a pic of the gel print before i began. but i wasn't, and i didn't. so i'll just tell you that it consisted of blue and purple vaguely floral blotches, on the dusty lavender cardstock. at some point i had used tim holtz's floral lace stencil to add a sort of messy layer of plain white modeling paste, and then, for reasons which now elude me, i put the whole thing aside. but as soon as i saw it, i was excited because i recently got the second set of "mixed media" thinlits, and one of them is a fragment of this exact stencil. which meant i could play with both the positive and negative space of the same shapes. which is always fun. i "fixed up" the modeling paste by outlining the bits of incomplete stenciling, backed the piece with some cardstock which matched my oversized blossom, added a tiny bit of machine stitching, and called it a day.

be sure to hop over to SOS and see the gorgeous creations of my design team sisters, then start planning your own stencil-centric masterpiece! ♥


  1. Love it! Your gel print is awesome and your "fixes" really put it over the top! Beautifully done!

  2. beautiful and glad you "found" it :)

  3. This is beautiful! LOVE the positive/negative effect and that bloom is gorgeous!

  4. Ohhhhhhhh just gorgeous! Loving the colour combos!!

  5. You certainly used your stencil to its full potential on this beauty! Love those colors and especially the little row of stitching around the edges! Beautiful!


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