There are so many fun techniques that you can use with stencils. So many techniques that I couldn’t decide which one to use so I decided to see how many I could incorporate into a single creation! Of course, these don’t include everything you could do with a stencil but it’s a pretty good start to get the creative juices flowing. Try the entire project or perhaps just a few stenciling techniques!
Time: Individual Techniques 2-15 minutes each or Entire Canvas 2 hours
Beginning with the easiest technique, sponge a single color of ink through the stencil.
Randomly sponge 2 or more inks through a stencil. Here I used Memento which is a dye ink and VersaMagic which is a pigment ink.
Sponge a pigment ink over a stencil; remove the stencil; sprinkle with embossing powder and heat to set. The second example was made by flipping the inked stencil onto a piece of cardstock to transfer the excess pigment ink. It was then sprinkled with embossing powder as well.
Spray Fireworks Shimmery Craft Spray in Lulu Lavender over a stencil. Flip the wet stencil onto a fresh sheet of cardstock for a reverse impression.
Spread Creative Medium over a stencil using a palette knife and carefully remove the stencil; set aside to dry. Before the medium dries press the stencil over onto a fresh sheet of cardstock to remove the excess Creative Medium from the stencil. This makes a grungy reverse image of the stencil.
Use a pen or marker to trace the stencil onto cardstock. Doodle inside of the traced image. Sponge ink overall or select areas of the stenciled image for added interest.
Position stencil over cardstock. Stamp the desired image over the stencil and smudge the excess ink off the stencil into the individual sections of the image.
Sponge or brayer ink onto a sheet of cardstock. Place stencil over inked cardstock wet a sponge dauber with Ink Potion No.9 and pounce the dauber over the stencil. Remove the stencil and heat to speed drying.
Sponge a dark color of ink over a stencil. Slightly shift the stencil to one side, ink with a lighter color of ink. Close up of the shifted stenciled pattern.
Sponge dark ink over a piece of cardstock. Position the stencil over the inked cardstock and sponge white ink over the surface. Heat emboss with white embossing powder for a more pronounced difference.
Brayer ink through a stencil, use a Kaleidacolor ink pad for a fun, vibrant look.
Pounce desired colors of ink on craft mat; spritz with water or Ink Potion No.9. Create a monoprint by pressing the cardstock into the ink mixture, set aside to dry. Once the monoprint has dried, brayer ink over a stencil, press the inked stencil over the monoprint for an interesting contrast.
To create the canvas, trim the stenciled samples into 2” x 2”; 2” x 3” and 2” x 4” pieces. Ink the edges with VersaFine Clair Fantasia and a sponge dauber. Adhere each piece in a random pattern onto a piece of thick book board or cardboard. Embellish as desired.