Stencilled breeze

stencilled breeze Heather Telford

Earlier this week I posted a card made out of a leftover, the negative print from a stencil used for watercolouring. Today’s card is a positive print made through a stencil (not using the same stencil as the earlier card). I created the stencil for this card myself by die-cutting the shape from a piece of stencil plastic. You could use an old plastic folder as long as it is not too thick for your die cutting machine to handle. The die I used is ‘fresh breeze‘ from Penny Black. I taped my home made stencil to a piece of cold pressed watercolour paper and spread moulding paste over it, keeping the layer fairly thin with a palette knife. Next I sprinkled yellow and green brusho powder over the stencil then spritzed with water to activate the brusho. Too much water and it seeps under the stencil, not enough and the brusho doesn’t activate. Once the brusho appeared a little blurry I removed the stencil and let the panel dry for quite some time.

stencilled breeze Heather Telfor

I chose the angled rectangle layout and messed it up by attaching the panel upside down on my card base. I had to cut it out of the cardbase and attach it to a new one so it is a tad bulky under the stencilled panel! I matted in green and trimmed off the top of the die cut word so it would appear to be attached to the mat. I inked just two words on a sentiment stamp so I could turn it into a phrase.

I’m going to add this one over at the Sweet Stampin’ Dies and Punches challenge. Thanks for dropping by.


Stamps:  Heartfelt (PB)
Die:  Fresh Breeze  , OMG (PB)
Inks:  Cottage ivy memento (Tsukineko)
Paint: Brusho (Colourcraft)
Paper: Canson 100% cotton cold pressed watercolour paper, green cardstock
Also: moulding paste

7 Comments on “Stencilled breeze”

  1. Bonnie says:

    I loved the first card made with the negative but this one is even more beautiful with the luscious bright colors! Love the layout and I’m glad to know that I’m not alone in putting things together upside down sometimes!

  2. Charlotte says:

    What a fun technique. On the first try I had too much water. So I took my credit card and swiped across the page to remove the gesso. It made a lovely monoprint! The negative image came out great too. My fingers are very inky from having so much fun. Thanks for the inkspiration.

  3. Lindsey says:

    Powders plus paste = must try! Your stencilled branch is so gorgeous.

  4. Shauna Todd says:

    Wow! I have got to try your new technique… so clever!

  5. Pat says:

    These are strong shaped leaves made using beautiful and vivid tones of Brusho Heather and how great to cut your own stencil from a die, I must try that myself. I love the interesting way you have placed it and love that large sentiment is perfect. x

  6. What a fabulous and innovative creation! Great save with the image panel. I’ve added mine upside down before too. Thanks for joining in the fun with us this week at Sweet Stampin’ for our ‘Dies & Punches’ challenge. I’m so glad you did. Hugs, Wends xoxo Sweet Stampin’ DT

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s