Stenciled with text

Blessings in Blue Heather Telford

I have been experimenting with my stencils trying different techniques and one thing I wanted to do was stamp a pattern through the stencil onto the card underneath. I ended up using some modeling paste first to give me a slightly raised image. I taped the stencil to some watercolour paper first then spread modelling paste over it with a palette knife. I removed the stencil to let the paste dry thoroughly then replaced it before stamping. I used the text stamp from “Footnotes” and did not stick it to an acrylic block first, instead I kept it flexible and pressed it onto each leaf and flower space in the stencil.  As I had stamped it with Versafine Majestic Blue I lightly sponged the same ink over the stencil to captures the stems and define the design a little more. The panel was taped to my work surface so I used the edge of the tape as a border adding blue with a watercolour pencil and blending the colour into the panel. I finished it off with just a few little splatters and a small sentiment. The panel is popped up over a grosgrain ribbon.

You can’t see the modeling paste in my photo but the effect on the card is a subtle raised image. I have more experimenting with stencils to share in the days to come.  Thanks for dropping by.


Stamps:  Footnotes, Treemendous (PB) 
Stencil: Verdant (PB)
Inks:  Versafine Majestic Blue (Tsukineko)
Pencils: Albrecht Durer Indianthrene Watercolour pencil 247  (Faber Castell)
Paper: Fabriano 100% cotton hot pressed watercolour paper, Neenah Classic Crest Natural White 110lb smooth
Texture: Modelling paste

14 Comments on “Stenciled with text”

  1. Janet Castle says:

    Nicely done…I’m sure the raised look is easier to see in person…will have to give this a try! TFS Heather!

  2. It’s looks brilliant! Love the colour xx

  3. Maggie Johnson says:

    That is really cool!

  4. Dale says:

    A very beautiful technique. I like the texture the paste gives to the card. Thanks for sharing the technique.

  5. jmhave44 says:

    Marvellous! So very pretty with the blues & then the script stamping. TFS

  6. bettijo519 says:

    very clever technique and a great end product – love it!

  7. Lindsey says:

    So very pretty! My experiments with my stencils have been very limited so far, but I will add this to my list of must-tries.

  8. Cath T says:

    Love this card. Thanks for your experimenting–always fascinating to see what you’re doing.

  9. Using the text stamp is a perfect choice to stamp on the stencil. I really need to buy one of those.

  10. J. Pike says:

    Beautiful! A very cool technique!

  11. Joan B says:

    love the card and the technique is fabulous — must try it

  12. Gabby says:

    Great card, Heather! :Love the text leaves and sketch. 🙂

  13. maureenchandler says:

    This card is lovely – thanks for sharing such a cool technique!

  14. Daria says:

    I love the way this turned out. Thank you for sharing the details.

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