Hey there again, It’s Lydell with you today with another Project to share. This one comes with a Tutorial on how I did it. Its such a fun way to use a stencil!
Heres my page. I chose a stencil that had nice open spaces and that was not too intricate, as I knew it would be cut out. THIS rose stencil was perfect. Tape the stencil to the back of a sheet of cardstock to hold it securely in place. Trace the pattern with a pencil. I found a mechanical pencil worked great as it stayed nice and sharp.
See the traced Pattern above……
I cut out just a portion of the pattern, even though I traced the whole stencil,
I think design- wise this will look nice.
Now get another sheet of cardstock and tape it down to your work surface with a low tack tape. You will be wetting your paper quite severely and without it taped down, you will get too much warping as it dries.
I used Shimmerz Paints. I know these are super easy to clean up, so I was able to work directly on my table top without staining. (So be mindful of this!)
I wet my paper first with water in a spray bottle, and then added areas of paint, tying not to blend the colours too much…….I dried this off with a heat tool and resprayed over and over until I got the depth of colour I liked.
When it was dry I removed the tape. You can see how little warping there is.
Lay the cut out piece over the top. Pretty!!!
I sewed the Cut out piece down to the water coloured piece. (I went around the perimeter of the sheet first, making sure the pieces were lined up perfectly- thus making it easier to sew all the little areas down flat.)
Ever so relaxing sewing in front of a sunny window.
Completely sewn down.
Here are some Close up’s of the Project.
The actual Layout design is quite simple, leaving the detailed Background able to stand out.
Such a fun process!
Hope this inspired you to try some cut outs using your stencils.
Thanks for stopping in today.
The Crafters Workshop Design Team Member