A wonderful fun challenge from Jenn for the TLC today ~ Die Cut Stencils.
I've often used the negative from punching or dies as a mask, but this is the first time I've made something that looks like a stencil I would buy ;-).
And better yet - it's actually left over by accident from cutting a lot of chevron strips for something on Saturday, and it was still sitting on the floor by my Big Shot. Perfect to use for this challenge. I sprayed one side lightly with Spray Mount and left it for about ten minutes to make it tacky. Then I placed it over my white card. Didn't have time to mix a rainbow of homemade misters, so I swiped over the whole thing with Versamark, and then scraped chalk pastels over it. I brushed them in, sprayed with fixative and removed the mask.
I always hate covering up to much of a background I've put time into making, so I simply stamped a large sentiment and added some raindrops. Yay for me, the last two cards I wanted them for I couldn't find them but today I remembered where they were. For the base I used a Fiskars texture plate inked with black to make a stormy rainy background. Both panels are edged with a black pen, and the rainbow is popped up on foam.
When I used to work in import and distribution of fine art supplies, we used to stock something called Oiled Manilla, which was sold for making stencils. I must investigate if it's still available, or even if I have a sheet downstairs somewhere.
Date: Monday, June 16, 2014 GMT Views: 1213
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Mon, Jun 16, 2014 @ 12:50 PM
Oh, this is just so, so pretty - I love it! Love the way you combined those beautiful colors of chalk to color your chevron stencil, and the raindrop background piece looks perfect with the stenciled layer. Into my faves!
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