The course was brilliant, and I learned a lot. There are so many ways to use stencils, and this course showed many more of them. My homework covers only one technique – using embossing paste through a stencil – but I think it is lovely.
I stenciled using the Scallop Builder Stencil from Altenew (here) using white embossing paste mixed with a little bit of Pure Platinum Nuvo embellishment mousse to give it a little shine.
Once the paste had dried, I placed the stencil back over the raised part to ink it with a blending brush and my inks. I used my rainbow colours, but because it blends so well, I only used the red, the yellow, the blue, and the purple and they blended to create the rainbow in-between. I used watercolour paper as I wanted something with a bit more weight as I wasn’t sure if I wanted to use water, but in the end, just added the colour onto the paste.
I stamped the sentiment using Versafine black ink, and fussy cut it to make it a rounded shape to match the rounds of the stencil. I raised it a bit using double sided tape, and stuck it down with glue to make sure it stayed stuck onto the paste.
Lastly, I added three little water droplets for interest.
As you can see, I stuck it skew onto my card, and I splodged a bit of glue out from one of the drops, but I think it looks great. I am feeling more and more confident with the practice and input. 🙂
Here is my finished card:
Here is a close-up to show the subtle shimmer from the mousse in the embossing paste:
Thanks for popping in, and I hope to share another project soon.