Modern Card Making: Stencil Trick
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I got my brochure here. First thing to do is to cut the paper down to size as it gives you an idea of what sizes and shapes you are looking for.
Inside that stencil we are going to create 2 contemporary shapes using our metal ruler and a craft knife.
I am going to do it free hand as seen below.
Remember that it doesn't have to be perfect but keep in mind that when you are doing this, you are looking for the negative space of the paper.
Quick tip: Be really careful not to cut too big, as you won't be able to trim it down. Start small and if you feel like you want to open it a little bit more, you have the option.
Get your sponge and acrylic paints. You will need a bit more acrylic when using a sponge because it absorbs a fair amount of it.
Also, using a glossy paper as your stencil really works for your layout as it won't absorb the paint.
Place the stencil on top of your paper then rub the paint into the shape that you have created. This imprints the paint to the exposed part from the stencil.
Lift if off and there's your first shape. Isn't it funky? Stencils are just amazing. So simple yet looks brilliant!
Now we move over to our next stencil, we layer over the top of the first shape where you want it to go and do exactly the same thing.
As you can see, I added a darker color this time- Sienna, just to add that lovely contrast.
Remember that you can play around with the intensity of color just by changing the different brush strokes. If you want the color to be lighter, you just swipe. And if you want if dark, just dab.