Butterflies Stencil Cards

Darkroom Door - Thursday, March 08, 2018

Hello! Autumn Clark with you today to share a couple of encouragement cards using the new Butterflies Small Stencil. I’ve enjoyed using different mediums with these stencils to create unique layering effects.


Instructions:

To start, I dipped a watercolor panel in a variety of Distress Inks to create a grungy background.

Next I used the open stencil and sponged a mix of Vintage Photo and Iced Spruce Distress Oxides.

Then I spritzed the sponged butterfly and let the inks bleed down the page.

I lined up the image and taped the stencil down, then added the detail stencil back in place. I applied modeling paste through the stencil. As the paste dries, it will lift some of the sponged ink and tint the paste.


I added a few strips of tissue tape to frame my sentiment from the Simple Sayings Vol 2 Stamp Set, which I stamped in Vintage Photo Distress Ink onto scrap inky paper. I stamped circles from the Grunge Marks Rubber Stamp Set and the Butterfly Eclectic Stamp in Watering Can Archival Ink randomly along the background.


Supplies Used:

Darkroom Door Butterflies Small Stencil
Darkroom Door Butterfly Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Grunge Marks Rubber Stamp Set 
Darkroom Door Simple Sayings Vol 2 Stamp Set
Distress Inks: Pumice Stone, Frayed Burlap
Distress Oxides: Vintage Photo, Iced Spruce
Liquitex Light Modeling Paste
Tissue Tape
Archival Ink: Watering Can

For the second card I used followed the same techniques with light and springy colors. 


Instructions:

I dipped a watercolor panel in a variety of Distress Inks to create a light watercolor background.

I sponged Evergreen Bough Distress Oxide through the open stencil.

Next, I lined up the image and taped the stencil down, then added the detail stencil back in place. I applied modeling paste through the stencil. When the paste was dry, I sponged it with Antique Linen Distress Oxide for contrast.


I stamped the Butterfly Eclectic Stamp at the top of my panel, then used the second detail butterfly from the small stencil set to do a monoprint. To do this, I applied Evergreen Bough Distress Ink directly to the stencil and spritzed it with water, then used it as a stamp. This gave me three different butterfly images to fill my card.

I added a few strips of tissue tape to frame my sentiment from the Simple Sayings Vol 2 Stamp Set, which I stamped in in Evergreen Bough Distress Ink onto scrap inky paper.


Supplies Used:

Darkroom Door Butterflies Small Stencil
Darkroom Door Butterfly Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Simple Sayings Vol 2 Stamp Set
Distress Inks: Pumice Stone, Evergreen Bough, Antique Linen
Distress Oxides: Iced Spruce, Evergreen Bough
Liquitex Light Modeling Paste
Tissue Tape


I hope you’re inspired to play with this gorgeous stencil! Thanks for dropping by today! 

Autumn

Boxes 12 Up

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Hi there! It's Liesbeth Fidder here today to share two cards using the Boxes 12up Frame Stamp and matching stencil. I am showing two different ways you can use it. Here is the first card: 



Instructions: 
I stamped the Boxes 12 up Frame Stamp with black ink on a piece of white cardstock. Using the matching stencil, I sponged with Distress inks Wild Honey, Abandoned Coral and Aged Mahogany through the stencil into the boxes. I stamped (through the stencil) the Compass Eclectic Stamp and Flourish Texture Stamp using the same colours of Distress ink. With a 1 inch punch, I punched out 12 squares out of sticky masking paper and masked the squeres. I stamped the French Script Background Stamp several times with black ink. I removed the masks. On a seperate piece of white paper I stamped the text 'The journey is the reward' from the Journey Word Block Stamp and the globe from the Steampunk Squares Collage Stamp and cut them out. I glued the words on a small piece of black paper and added it onto the card with glue. I finished this card with black, yellow and dark red cardstock.

Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Boxes 12up Frame Stamp
Darkroom Door Boxes 12up Stencil 
Darkroom Door Compass Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Flourish Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door French Script Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Journey Word Block Stamp
Darkroom Door Steampunk Squares Collage Stamp
Distress Inks: Wild Honey, Abandoned Coral, Aged Mahogany
Archival Ink: Jet Black
1" square punch

Here is my next card: 


Instructions: 
First I stamped the Boxes 12 up Frame Stamp onto white cardstock with black ink. Using the stencil, I laid it off centre to the stamped squares and sponged the card with Distress inks Picked Raspberry, Mermaid Lagoon and Wild Honey. I sponged it part by part and started every time in a corner, and I moved the stencil until the background was completely covered with the stencil. I sponged one corner of each square with a bit of Chipped Sapphire, using the stencil. After that I masked the squares with masking paper and stamped the images from Seashells and Sail Away stamp sets. I finished with some highlights using a white gel pen. I glued it onto a white card.

Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Boxes 12up Frame Stamp
Darkroom Door Boxes 12up Stencil 
Darkroom Door Seashells Rubber Stamps
Darkroom Door Sail Away Rubber Stamps
Distress Inks: Picked Raspberry, Mermaid Lagoon, Wild Honey, Chipped Sapphire
White gel pen

I hope you like these ideas! Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Liesbeth 

Polka Dots Stencil Cards

Darkroom Door - Monday, March 05, 2018

Hi, it’s Anneke De Clerck here today to share some projects featuring the new small Polka Dots stencil. This stencil has a very beautiful and interesting design. It’s different from other dots stencils because of the beautiful extra lines inside the dots.

Below I’m sharing 3 techniques using the small Polka Dots stencil to create backgrounds for cards. But of course you can use parts of the stencil in combination with paint to create layers on your cards or art journal pages as well.

On the first card I’ve used the ‘stamping with a stencil’ technique. The result is a reverse print of the stencil. Love the outcome!


Instructions
1. Ink up the Polka Dots stencil with Distress Oxides Worn Lipstick, Carved Pumpkin and Abandoned Coral. Stamp with the inkpads directly on the stencil. Spray water on top with a mini mister and put a watercolour card panel on top. Rub over the panel with your hands and wait a few seconds before removing it to let the ink soak into the paper.

2. Stamp randomly with the Alphabet Texture Stamp using Archival Ink Jet Black. 

3. Stamp a flower from the Etched Flowers set on a paper scrap using Distress Oxides Worn Lipstick and Carved Pumpkin. Cut out and decorate with machine stitches.  Stamp a birthday wish from the Happy Birthday set to the bottom corner. Fold 2 tabs from painted ribbon and attach tabs and flower to the card with 3D tape.

To create the background of the second card I used the new Tim Holtz Distress Resist Spray by Ranger. The Resist Spray is a textured spray that dries clear and is water resistant.


Instructions
1. Work on a protected area because the spray is very difficult to remove from f.i. a craft sheet.  As Tim Holtz recommends I made a spray box from a cardboard box. The upright sides of the box prevent the spray from flying all around and damaging things on your worktable. Put a panel of watercolour paper in the box, lay the stencil on top and spray through the stencil with the resist spray. Rinse the stencil immediately with water. 

Let the sprayed layer dry, it only takes a few minutes.


2. Spray Distress Spray Stains Mermaid Lagoon and Twisted Citron on top.  Move the panel to blend the colours. Let dry.

3. Stamp a flower from the Fine Flowers Vol 2 set on a scrap of watercolour paper. Colour the print with Distress Ink Twisted Citron, Cracked Pistachio and Mermaid Lagoon using a water brush. Cut out. Stamp the flower one more time - straight onto the background - in order to retain all the details of the stamped image.  Glue the coloured flower on top of this print.

4. Finish the card off with a sentiment from the Simple Sayings stamp set. 

On the following cards I used the Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium ‘Crazing’ by Ranger. This medium is a crackle gel and dries translucent with a subtle crackle matte finish. 


Instructions
1. Apply Crazing Medium through the Polka Dots stencil using a palette knife. Let air-dry.


2. Scribble on the background with various colours of Distress Crayons. Use a wet brush or your finger to blend the colours. 

3. Stamp the birds on white stamping paper, cut out and adhere to the background.

4. Punch 2 circles out of paper scraps and make a small hole in each circle using a Crop-a -Dile. Stamp a birthday wish from the Happy Birthday set on the pink circle.

5. Wrap black thread around the card and attach the circles as shown.

To make this final card create the same background as for the previous card using different colours of Distress Crayons.


1. Stamp the car and text with Archival Ink Jet Black on white stamping paper and cut out. Colour the back window of the car with Distress Ink Weathered Wood using a water brush. Stamp the leaves from the Carved Leaves Vol 2 using Distress Oxides and cut out. 

2. Wrap black thread around the card and assemble as shown.

Supplies used
Darkroom Door Small Stencil: Polka Dots
Darkroom Door Etched Flowers Rubber Stamps
Darkroom Door Fine Flowers Vol 2 Rubber Stamps
Darkroom Door Carved Birds Vol 1 Rubber Stamps
Darkroom Door Classic Cars Rubber Stamps
Darkroom Door Carved Leaves Vol 2 Rubber Stamps
Darkroom Door Simple Sayings Rubber Stamps
Darkroom Door Happy Birthday Rubber Stamps
Darkroom Door Alphabet Texture Stamp
Archival Ink: Jet Black
Distress Oxides: Abandoned Coral, Worn Lipstick, Carved Pumpkin
Distress Inks: Weathered Wood, Twisted Citron, Cracked Pistachio, Mermaid Lagoon
Distress Crayons: Spiced Marmalade, Carved Pumpkin, Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry, Victorian Velvet, Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron, Mermaid Lagoon
Distress Spray Stains: Twisted Citron, Mermaid Lagoon
Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium Crazing  
Tim Holtz Distress Resist Spray 


Thanks for stopping by!

Anneke

Starry Night Stencil Cards

Darkroom Door - Saturday, March 03, 2018

Hi, Godelieve Tijskens here, sharing 2 cards I made using the Small Starry Night Stencil.
 



On the first card I used the stencil to create a starry background.
 

I have chosen Carved Pumpkin and Evergreen Bough Distress Oxide inks to sponge a background onto smooth watercolor paper.  I applied several layers to get intense colors. I used my heat tool to dry the ink completely before the next step.
 

I switched colors to sponge the stars through the Small Starry Night stencil using mini ink blending tools.
 

To cut the tag I used a Sizzix die.  
 

Words and brushes from the Artist Palette stamp set were stamped with black Archival ink onto the tag. I inked the edges with black ink and attached black ribbon and twine to the top. The starry background was glued onto a white card. To put the tag in place I used 3D foam tape.
 
Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Small Stencil: Starry Night
Darkroom Door Stamp Set: Artist Palette
Distress Oxide Inkpads: Carved Pumpkin, Evergreen Bough
Archival Inkpad: Jet Black
Mini Ink Blending Tools
Sizzix Die: Tim Holtz Alterations Tag & Tie
 
On this next card I used the stencil to create a starry sky. 

 
First I applied light modeling paste using the small Mesh stencil and a plastic card. I avoided the top left corner, for the stars. After the paste had dried I applied a coat of gesso. I painted this piece with Dylusions Paints Chopped Pesto and Periwinkle Blue.

While the paint was still wet I have put the Small Starry Night stencil in place and used a baby wipe to lift the paint in the top left corner through the stencil. Gesso makes it easy to lift the paint.
 
The car and words from the Classic Cars set were stamped with black Archival ink. I heat embossed these with clear embossing powder.  Archival ink can be embossed if you work quickly. The car was cut out, and adhered to the background with 3D foamtape. The panel got a black mat, and was glued onto a white card.
 
Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Small Stencils: Starry Night, Mesh
Darkroom Door Stamp Set: Classic Cars
Liquitex Light Modeling Paste
Gesso
Dylusions Paints: Periwinkle Blue, Chopped Pesto
Archival Inkpad: Jet Black
Clear embossing powder
Baby wipes 
 
I hope you enjoyed my ideas! Thanks for stopping by.

Godelieve