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Old 11-13-2021, 05:39 PM   #1  
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Question Oldie but goodie - Brass Stencils

How many of you have a collection of brass stencils still in your stash?
I have a binder full waiting for me to show them so luv again.
Over the years as I condensed, purged and re-organized my craft supplies I could not bring myself to part with the collection.
Now is not the time to play with them, but I added them to my list of 2022 Projects & Techniques.

Do you still use them? What mediums do you use?.
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I had quite a nice collection of these that I used for dry embossing with a light box; I'm not sure if they came with me when we moved, but you've got me thinking about looking for them!
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I had quite a nice collection of these that I used for dry embossing with a light box; I'm not sure if they came with me when we moved, but you've got me thinking about looking for them!
Come to think about I still have a big light box up in the closet as well.
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I have them. I love them. They were why I changed how I store stencils. I used to have them in a photo album which was how the former owner of Dreamweaver suggested but unless you have a lot of smaller albums they get too heavy for me. She is a cool lady BTW.

Also light box...also layered stencil stuff...would be good for pastes.
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I still have a few, and I like using them with embossing paste. They really hold up well.
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I couldn’t bring myself to part with mine, either. I also bought a light box to use with them but now mostly use that to trace images in my Bible.

Lately, I’ve used them (the stencils) more for tracing designs onto a projects. The ones I have include multiple small designs, so they don’t appeal for ink blending or with pastes. But I suppose they might be a good choice for a tag element on a card… hmmm. Thanks for making me reconsider!
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When I got my first Cuttlebug I took a class at our local LSS.......they demonstrated techniques on it and the Big Shot. One of them was using brass stencils. I remember the words/letters needed to be facing downward but I never did try it and don't remember the rest. One of those things that has been on the "someday" list.
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I have some and did grab out one to use quite recently. My lightbox (quite expensive) was moved off the shelf in case it fell and now it is at one end of my space covered up - maybe need to pull out both in 2022.
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When I got my first Cuttlebug I took a class at our local LSS.......they demonstrated techniques on it and the Big Shot. One of them was using brass stencils. I remember the words/letters needed to be facing downward but I never did try it and don't remember the rest. One of those things that has been on the "someday" list.
Good idea... I think using the rubber mat under the paper will make a good impression.
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I have a binder and a light box too the other thing I have done with mine is smooshed pigment ink through the holes with finger daubers and then filled over that color with transparent embossing paste and then sprinkled glitter over that. ( its really cool looking when dry) the stencils are much deeper than the plastic ones.
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Because of their size I think they would make good focal points on card fronts...art journals...
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I had a few but they did not make the cut for my recent move. My light box is in storage, I think.
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I have a binder and a light box too the other thing I have done with mine is smooshed pigment ink through the holes with finger daubers and then filled over that color with transparent embossing paste and then sprinkled glitter over that. ( its really cool looking when dry) the stencils are much deeper than the plastic ones.
This was a favorite technique of mine back in the day. I think I'll try it for some Christmas cards. Thanks for the inspiration!
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I too have a collection of the brass stencils, but I don't think I have ever used them. Thanks everyone for ideas on using them so maybe I'll try soon. I can see the star shape one on a Christmas card.
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Yes, please, bring back this topic and any ideas for uses in 2022. I would love to make use of the "never used" ones I own. They are the very small image ones and other than tags didn't know what to do with them. I did use a few on the back of mailing envelopes as decoration, kind of like a fake wax seal look only on the envelope flap only.
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I just went thru mine and reorganized them. I used to keep them in a couple of recipe boxes but they were heavy and I was afraid they would get bent. I sorted them and put them in those photo organizers that are roughly 4x6x1 with labels on them. I love using them with paste, but use them many ways. I have 2 or 3 books Lynell Harlow (the former owner of Dreamweavers) wrote on ways to use them and browse through them when my creativity needs a jump start.
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