Friday 19 April 2019

Changing the Shape of a Stencil

Just because a stencil is a particular shape and size, doesn't mean that it is the only way it can be used. By combining a framer stencil with a picture stencil, elements can be chosen to highlight. This is what I did with the new Charge of Lancelot stencil from Claritystamp.

To start, I stamped the dragon in Sepia Versafine ink onto stencil card and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.
I covered the stamp with matching mask. Next, I laid the oval stencil outer from the Framer Shapes (1) set over the card and tried the Charge of Lancelot stencil over the top until I was happy with the layout. I taped the stencils down and brushed Tea Dye Oxide through the apertures.

 Next, I added Vintage Photo Oxide around the edge and in certain areas with a Spot On sponge. The stencils were removed.
For the next step, I laid the oval inner over the image leaving the mask in place over the dragon. I added a Tea Dye Oxide halo with a Spot on sponge round the oval and the dragon.
The mask and oval inner were removed and the knight on horseback outlined with a brown fine liner.
The dragon was coloured using Distress Marker Pens in Antique Linen, Tea Dye, Vintage Photo and Brushed Corduroy.

For the sentiment, I stamped ‘Thank You, You’re so great’ in Sepia Versafine ink and heat embossed the words in clear embossing powder (Mini Word Chains 17&18 and 19&20).

To finish, the stencil card was trimmed to 16.8cm x 16.8cm and added to the front of a 7” x 7” kraft card blank.