Hi there, Sanna here again! I recently came across a really nice technique over at Pinterest and immediately wanted to try it out on a layout. The TCW Stencils are just prefect for this technique :).
I have used following products on this layout: white cardstock, the Circle Grid (12 x 12) stencil, a black pen, Distress Inks (scattered straw, wild honey, worn lipstick & ripe persimmon), ink blending tool, craft sheet, letter stamps, rub-ons, embellishments.
I first wiped a layer of yellow Distress Ink thru the stencil onto the cardstock. I used the lighter tones for the first ink layer (scattered straw & wild honey).
Next I shifted the stencil slightly to the side to be able to create a shadow/3D effect. This way a part of the first layer of yellow color will be visible after adding the second color on top.After that I applied the stronger colors over the first layer. Since Distress Inks will blend, I kept within the same color range, otherwise you will end up with mixed “dirty” color tones.
Now you have this great shadow/3D effect on your background paper. You could leave it like this or outline the circles using the stencil as a drawing guide. I went for the second option, since I wanted to add some more contrast on my page.
Next I just added various rub-ons (Tim Holtz & Basic Grey), letter stamping and embellishments to finish the page. My journaling is hidden behind the photo :).
So, I hope you have enjoyed this little tutorial and will try it out yourself :)!
5 thoughts on “Shadow effects with stencils with Sanna”
A really great technique, so simple but very effective. Will definitely be trying this.
Huippuidea! Ja hieno leiska (kuten kaikki kesän upeat projektisi).
Tätä tekniikkaa on ihan pakko kokeilla heti!!
Fabulous technique…..really looks stunning…loving the black outline:):):)
I think it might have been the technique I did recently that you saw Sanna. LOVE your what you did here 🙂
So cool – I have to give this a try one day!