Stenciling…Below the Surface

Hi there friends!  I am sharing a scrapbooking layout today perfect for summer fun!  I used 3 different stencils to create this watery background for my photo from the lake.

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The Crafter’s Workshop provided me with some product to create this project.  The opinions I share are solely my own.

tcw610-sea-turtles     LaughVine    NauticalChains

We just spent a lovely weekend at the lake with friends.  I took some fun action shots and slow-mo videos of all the kids jumping into the water.  I knew the photos would be fun to document, a beautiful day & summer memories, and it made me think of these sea/water stencils.

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 I used the 12×12 Sea Turtles stencil for the main design of the background.

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I added this large stencil to cardstock that I had already loosely painted pale aqua acrylic paint using a brayer.

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I used several spray inks to stencil this design onto a piece of white cardstock.

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After the turtle dried, I used 3 or 4 of the Distress Inks shown in the photo to add ‘seaweed leaves’ in the corners of my background.

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Deciding I needed a little bit of black, I used another stencil to add some of the ‘net’ pieces on this 6×6 nautical stencil.

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Finally, I used a piece of this woodgrain patterned paper to stencil the smaller anchors in navy ink.

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Obviously, I thought the woodgrain worked with the photo of the kids jumping off the dock.  Finally, I added some labels for the date & title, puffy stickers and photo corners.

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Here is the finished layout!  The photo fails to grasp the kaleidoscope of blues and greens that were in our surroundings, but my goal was to capture a bit into my stenciled background.

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Thanks so much for stopping by the Blog today!


TCW610 – Doodling Template – Sea Turtles

TCW568s – 6×6 Doodling Template – Mini Moving Vines

TCW569s – 6×6 Doodling Template – Mini Nautical Chains

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Jenni Calma

The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member

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