Simple Masking with Stencils

Hi everyone! It’s Lindsay, from Crafting While Caffeinated blog and YouTube Channel, and I am so excited to finally be back sharing another video with you all! Did last month feel a little longer to anyone else? I think that extra week off at the end threw me off a bit! But today I have a very fun and easy technique to share with you. It’s all about using your stencils as masks for your sprays! Be sure to watch the video below!

The Video Tutorial

The video above contains products that were sent to me free of charge for design purposes. I only ever design for companies I can stand behind 100%! This post also contains affiliate links.

The Technique

The technique is very simple. The main thing I want to mention is that I use regular plain 100 lb cardstock, not watercolor paper. This doesn’t allow the sprays to mix as much, which is what I was going for. I also love to use the mandala stencils from The Crafter’s Workshop. They give such great results! I used the brand new Fancy Mandala for this card and I LOVE the chunkier parts of the stencil because of the fabulous detail you get with the sprays!

This technique is one that can be done a number of ways and each time it will give you unique results. I like to spray from farther away for a fine mist and more of a splattered result, but you can just as easily spray from a closer distance for more condensed color. Just know that the stencil is still just a stencil and doesn’t keep puddles of liquid from seeping, so keep that in mind as you spray. But if you like that messier result, go for it!

Finishing the Card

I kept the remainder of the card very simple. All I did was add a simple “Happy Birthday” sentiment with a bit of dimensional adhesive. Be sure to watch to the video above to see how easy it was to add that stitching detail with a ruler and pen!!

I am so happy I got to share this easy stencil technique with you all today. If you are interested in the TCW products I used today, you can find it listed and linked below! Until next time, happy crafting!!

Supply List

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The Crafter's Workshop - 6 x 6 Stencil - Fancy Mandala
The Crafter’s Workshop – 6 x 6 Stencil – Fancy Mandala
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