Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Handmade cards - using stencil and inks.

Hi everyone! My share today is some handmade cards using a Kaisercraft stencil and distress inks from the store.

I have made these cards with a cool but simple technique, inspired by the scrapping guru Mr Tim Holtz. This technique was introduced a few years ago but I only recently discovered it: it's so simple but effective and fun to do.

To begin, I trimmed down some Kraft and white cardstock to the size of my choice. I then primed the white cardstock with gesso - as was going to work with wet mediums.

A very useful tip here - because the stencil was to be flipped over (and you want to ensure the correct side for printing your images) then lightly mist over the coloured area -

- then flip the stencil over gently and place over the cardstock - and press down the ink with a paper towel, to ensure the paper absorbs the ink. Next, lift the stencil and heat dry the print - how cool it this!

To make the flowers, first, over a craft mat, I stamped various distress inks, as pictured, then lightly sprayed with water and placed a sheet of primed cardstock (or use watercolour paper, if you have some) over it - pressed down - and removed - voilĂ !

Next I heat-dried the coloured cardstock. I love how the colours blend together with the water.

With the Stazon Ink (in Jet Black) I stamped the coloured cardstock with the gorgeous Jane Davenport 'Poppy Girl' stamp

I then fussy-cut the flowers out. I inked the edges of the flowers and the printed the cardstock with both Distress Ink in Vintage Photo and Antique Linen.

To allow the flowers and pop out, I placed them over prepped medical gauze - I had inked the medical gauze with Dylusions Spray in 'Fresh Lime' and 'Pure Sunshine'.

I gently splattered both cards with ColourBlast 'Roadbase' Colour Spray

After both cards were adhered, I selected some quotes from Dina Wakley Media Collage Paper Backgrounds and added some sequins from my stash for some bling... here are some more close ups...

I am happy with how these gorgeous cards turned out. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Ciao for now, Amy

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