Hello! It’s Jenni here to share a scrapbook layout I created using one 12×12 stencil, perfect for the photos and theme of my page!
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I recently hosted a Bachelorette party for my best friend at the Lake and we have a lovely couple days with just the girls! I printed out several small pictures from the weekend and chose this large scene stencil called ‘Mountain View.’I have tried this technique before where I used Modeling Paste over a stencil and then after it is dry, I watercolor the paste. It don’t blend the way it would on paper, but created an interesting effect and adds that dimension, perfect for this particular stencil! For this layout I decided to use the Clear Modeling Paste, instead of the White to see if it made any difference. I taped the stencil down to a non-stick mat over my paper to kit it in place.It took a while for the paste to dry since I applied it rather thick. I did use my heat tool to finish up at the end, just to make sure it wasn’t tacky before applying paint. I grabbed my watercolors and started painting over the stenciled areas, alternating various color greens. After all the stenciled areas were painted, I added paint in between to make it look like there was water in those areas. By the time I got to painting the paper with the water areas, the rest of the watercolor was dry. I used a low tact tape to mask over the top of the stenciled areas that is uneven. I used a pair of decorative scissors to create a random border to somewhat match up the top of the stenciled areas. I also masked the edges to continue the natural border the stencil created at the bottom of the page.I grabbed several colors of Distress Inks and blended a sunset background at the top of the layout.
After the ink set, I added my photos with a dimensional adhesive, helping them stick to the textured surfaces of the modeling paste. I also added a title using Thickers and wrote the location and date.Finally, I wrote some journaling on the back with more details memories of the trip, not wanting to cover any more of the scene than necessary!
I hope this inspires you to use one of the large Scene stencils to really help tell your story! Thanks so much for stopping by the Blog today!
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