Saturday, 10 June 2017

Create Yourself

Hello and welcome. I'm here on the blog today sharing last night's quick make. I love these stencils so thought I would make something fairly quick and easy to frame and put up in my craft den. 

Here's what I used...

Paint On Multi Techniques 115 lb card stock.
Stencil girl 6x6 stencil...Pretty as a peacock S288.
That's Crafty Stencil...Steampunk Bug TC8006. 
That's Crafty Dinky stencil...Arrows TC006. 
Windsor & Newton Drawing inks...Sunshine Yellow, Vermilion, Deep Red and Purple. 
Distress Ink...Black Soot. 
Stazon Ind Pad...Black. 
Versafine Ink Pad...Black.
Sakura Glaze Pen...Yellow. 
Imagination Crafts Starlights...White Gold. 
Dina Wakley Acrylic Paint...Medieval.
Visible Image Stamps...Own It. 
Visible Image Stamps...Glimmer of Light. 
Inkylicious Stamps...Imagine the possibilities. 
Sheena Douglas Stamp...Freebie with craft magazine? 
Picture Frame...Cheap as chips from The Range. 

Here's what I did... 

I began with an A4 piece of card and began blending on the inks with a large paint brush until happy, making sure I had a lighter area roughly where her face was to be. Once happy with the look I blasted it with a heat tool to speed up the drying. I placed the stencil onto my card and taped it in place with re positional tape and blended through with the black distress inks. I then removed the stencil and placed down the Steampunk bug and sponged through with the medieval paint. I then stamped both my sentiments and the flower using the black stazon. I then trimmed my card to 8x10" to fit my chosen frame. I took the versafine ink and used it to stamp the light bulbs, (this ink stays wet longer which gives the time needed to heat emboss for a raised look). I covered the ink with the embossing powder and heated until cooked. I took a paint brush and very lightly brushed over the light bulb with the starlight paint and then coloured the light bulb with the yellow glaze pen. I felt I needed something else so I used the dinky arrows to fill in the left side of the piece. This stencil is great for lining up to get an even look when doing a larger area. Now happy, I placed my piece in my frame and picture to hang in my den, happy days. Hope you like it. Thanks for stopping by.

Much love, Bev. xxx


  1. Love this Bev, the colours remind me of the sunshine i've just left behind. Clever use of those stencils and you've framed it all beautifully. Hugs Tracey xx

    1. Thank you so much Tracey. I wanted the warm sunshine look so it's worked, yay :-). I hope you had a lovely holiday. Hugs back. xxx

  2. Oh my word Bev, this is sooooooo gorgeous! It actually seems to glow :)
    Donna xx

    1. Thank you so much Donna. It does look like it glows. That was the trickiest part, getting that graduation with the inks in just the right places. Hugs back. xxx


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