Sensational stencils + watercolor cards, who’s ready? Welcome to the Altenew Educator Style It With Stencils Blog Hop, Linky Party, and Giveaway!
Guys, there are so many techniques you can do with stencils. In this short cardmaking video I share two sensational stencil + watercolor cards. Subscribe to my blog and YouTube channel so you don’t miss my next stencil technique video that’s coming soon!
Sensational Stencils + Watercolor
Leaves & Berries Stencil
Create lovely Christmas and holiday cards with Altenew Leaves & Berries Stencil and Artists Watercolor 24 Pan Set.
The trick to this technique is using a temporary spray adhesive on the back of the stencil. Pixie Spray works great for me, and there are others available on the market. Whatever, spray you choose, make sure you use it in a well-ventilated area.
Follow the spray directions and press the stencil onto an 4.25x 5.5-inch piece of watercolor paper.
Next, choose your colors and start painting. It’s that easy! Here I used Green Meadows & Red Cosmos from the Artist Watercolor 24 Pan Set. Gently remove the stencil and allow the panel to air dry.
A merry sentiment from Festive Silhouettes is stamped with Ruby Red Crisp Dye Ink on a Rounded Rectangle die cut. The sentiment panel looked lost on top of the leaves and berries. Therefore, I die cut a larger rounded rectangle and watercolored with Green Meadows.
Wonderful Wreath Stencil
Wonderful Wreath Stencil lends itself well to any occasion, but it’s particularly spectacular for the holidays!
Use the same technique with this card. Paint the stencil four times allowing the panel to dry completely between each layer. If you use a heat tool, hold it approximately 8 inches away from the panel to prevent warping.
Shift the stencil between each layer to ensure you can see all four layers of leaves. For this card, I mixed Green Meadows with varying amounts of Pure White for three of the layers. For the blue layer, I mixed Starry Night and Pure White.
Lastly, stamp your sentiment in Obsidian Pigment Ink and add a bit of splatter with the leftover paint mixtures.
What’s your favorite way to use stencils? There have to be some techniques out there I haven’t learned and want to try! Let me know in the comments. And do share if you plan on trying sensational stencils + watercolor.
CLEVER STENCIL TECHNIQUES
Here’s a few more stencil techniques to delight you before you hop to the next stop.
Watch how these cards including that cool mountain scene come together in this video.
If you love it, pin it, and share it with your crafty friends! Visit me on Pinterest for more design inspiration, patterns, and color combinations.
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We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $15 Altenew gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew Winners Page on 9/22/2020.
There’s MORE! We will pick 2 of our favorite handmade creations from those who joined the linky party and they will each receive a $15 Altenew gift certificate!
The next stop on the hop is the lovely Neha Aggarwal. Don’t miss one ounce of crafty love, refer to the full list below!
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