Challenge #4 in the challenge being hosted by LInda Ledbetter on her blog Studio L3, and sponsored by The Funkie Junkie Boutique, was to use the tutorial on page 49 of Tim Holtz's book Compendium of Curiosities 3, "Layering Stencil: Texture Paste". I played around a bit and came up with a Christmas card, using stencil # 15 "Holly Bough", several colors of distress inks and pens (Evergreen Bough, Pine Needles, Barn Door, Frayed Burlap), some holiday rub-ons and an idea-ology brass label/tag with linen ribbon.
This technique isn't totally new to me - I have done something similar with brass stencils and embossing paste. But the Distress ink approach made this piece look rather impressionistic, which I rather like!
Born in New Jersey, I grew up in Southeastern Ohio. Attended university at Bowling Green State University (B.Sci in biological science, 1964), University of Southern California (M. Sci in biological science, 1967) and University of Florida (Ph. D in zoology, 1971).