doubled up...

Happy Friday the 13th my fabulous friends!

Well, ok, so it's getting really close to Saturday for some of you, but some times I'm a little late to the party. LOL!

Today I wanted to play with a double stenciling technique.

What got me thinking about this was the new challenge over at Unity. Technically these aren't the right colors, nor does it follow the card sketch... but since they are really relaxed on their rules, I was more inspired by their scrapbook LO sketch... I hope that counts. LOL!

I actually had quite a bit of fun with this card... it "evolved" from a simple concept to what you see here as I was going.  So, if you want to give this technique a go, remember, you don't have to do every step... do the ones you like, and skip the ones you don't. 

Double stenciling:

Step 1: Tape your first stencil down over your paper. This one should be a fairly simple shape. I just die cut a circle out of a sheet of transparency. 

Step 2: Place your second stencil over top of your first stencil, and tape that down. This stencil should be more detailed. This one I cut out of transparency as well using my Silhouette... It is a cut file I made by welding { } together over and over to form a screen. Simple, but effective. 

Step 3: Apply your ink/paint/spray.

Now, remove your stencils...

Simple as that!

I used Distress Ink... if you want similar results as mine, that is the key for the next few steps to work.

Step 4: Since Distress inks have some open time (they stay wet long enough to put powders on them) you can brush on Perfect Pearls for a beautiful shimmer. To set the pearls, VERY lightly mist them with water. 

Step 5: Once you have lightly misted them, and let it dry... give you paper a bit heavier of a misting. I like to work on a watercolor paper for this because it can take the water, and the colors will run nicely, but manila tags are also fabulous!

When the Distress ink has run and blended to your liking, dry with a heat tool. 

Step 6: Which I forgot to take a picture of.... if you want to add some visual dimension to it, get your basic stencil back out, and go around just the edge with a darker color.... you can see it this photo.

Finally... No matter what ink/paint/spray you use for your stenciling, you can use the inside of your basic shape as a mask to protect your stenciled area as you color and stamp around the outside of it. 


Supplies Used:
Paper: watercolor paper, kraft 
Ink: Distress Ink, Memento
Stamps: Unity "Insightful Meadows" & "Vintage Handwritten"
Other: Perfect Pearls


Ruby said…
Stunning card. Thanks for the great instructions. TFS it all.
Linda said…
thanks for sharing your great card.
Gwen said…
Gorgeous card & what a fun technique! TFS!
Jen said…
Gorgeous! Love this technique!
Thienly Azim said…
What a beautiful card, and wow, I love your tutorial! Thanks for playing along with Friends with Flair! :)
Angeline Choo said…
Thanks for the tutorial. :) This is one of my favorite stamps
Tracy said…
Gorrrgeous card..adore that stamp!!
Tracy xxx
scrapper al said…
Beautiful card! Thanks for the detailed tutorial.
Gaylynn said…
This is such a cool technique. It looks beautiful on your design. :)
Laura Turcotte said…
That looks like an very cool technique---your card turned out great!
Thanks for sharing the technique. Love the stencil, and it works so beautifully with the floral.
Julie Odil said…
Another great Kassi tutorial! Love this technique, too! And it's a gorgeous card!!!
Corrie said…
Lovely card and great tutorial thanks for sharing
Crystal said…
This card is gorgeous! Thank you for the tutorial!
Beejay said…
Awesome techniques with two stencils! Thanks for sharing!
Miwa said…
Stunning! Love it!
JPScraps said…
This is gorgeous! And thanks for the tutorial.