I pulled some different colored card stock and made card blanks, selected a few stencils from different designers, and then made backgrounds.
This first background, on coral card, used the large and medium StencilClub stencils for June 2018, "Rosie 'O" designed by Desiree Habicht. I used a Tim Holtz Blending tool and three Distress Oxide Inks: "Lucky Clover" and "Candied Apple" through the larger stencil and "Fossilized Amber" through the medium one:
The second and third card bases used and 8.5 x 11 sheet of Neena Solar White card. I used a blending tool and Distress Oxide "Fired Brick" through a medium mandala stencil "Spiral Petals" designed by Krista Taylor. I then cut the sheet in half to form two top-folding card bases:
The last background used a square blue card and a large Boho Fish stencil designed by LeFeur. The inks were "Broken China”, “Mermaid Lagoon”, “Salty Ocean” and “Wilted Violet":
Things I would do differently in future?
- 1. Use blending brushes and, in some cases, mini blenders for the finer details and crisper edges.
- 2. Select bolder colors that are different enough from each other to show up on the card, especially on darker card stock like the burgundy and the blue.
- 3. Select different inks - the Distress Oxides blend smoothly but I would like the ability to stencil over them with inks that are more opaque. Try Archival Inks. Try Pigment inks. Try Vesamark or embossing pens and heat embossing....
Products used in the making of these backgrounds were:
- Stencils: Stencil Girl Stencil Club stencils large and small “Rosie ‘O” by Desiree Habicht (SC-06-2018), “Spiral Petals” (S631 by Krista Taylor), “Floral Mandala Lace” (L646 by Krista Taylor), and "Boho Fish" (L630 by Gwen LaFleur)
- Inks: Distress Osixes “Lucky Clover”, “Candied Apple”, “Fossilized Amber”, “Fired Brick”, “Wild Honey”, “Spiced Marmalade”, “Broken China”, “Mermaid Lagoon”, “Salty Ocean” and “Wilted Violet”
- Papers: Coral, Neena Solar White, Burgundy and Blue card bases