Using Stencils and Gel for Resist Technique

Hi there everyone!  I can’t believe that 2016 is almost here!

Since it is still December, I really wanted to make another holiday layout.THIS JUST HAPPENED_TCW_Dec 2015 final

 Inspired by the Christmas tree and lights I chose three different stencils.

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I started my using some gold enamel spray paint and the 12×12 ‘Twig and Berries’ stencil onto a piece of vanilla cardstock.

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This spray enamel is pretty toxic but the metallic color never disappoints.

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I used a matte gel and this 4×4 sequins stencil in a loose diagonal line down the page.  It left a cool effect on top of the gold paint.

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After the gel had dried, I painted watercolor over the dots which resisted the paint and added another layer of repeating circles.

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The last stencil I used over the area I wanted to add my photo to.  I used a dark grey stamp ink and sponge dauber to apply the text print to the layout.  I wanted to add something in between the two sizes of the large twigs and tiny dots.

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I added some patterned paper in a similar color to the watercolor, vellum, stickers and chipboard embellishments to create a cluster over the stenciled word script.

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A couple other pieces of paper and the date stamped at the bottom right corner helps balance out the top heavy page.

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I love creating a unique background specifically for a photo.  It makes the photo all the more special to me.  And this photo is definitely special!!THIS JUST HAPPENED_TCW_Dec 2015 final

I wish you all an amazing day and happy, healthy New Year!!  Thanks for stopping by the blog today!

You can follow the links below to the stencils I used:

STENCILS Used:

TCW558 – 12 x 12 Doodling Template – Twig and Berries

TCW2093 – 4 x 4  Sequin Waste Bit

TCW550s – 6×6 Doodling Template – Mini Thoughts

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Jenni Calma

The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member

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