Tami here on with you on the Clear Scraps Blog today with another project I'd like to share with you.
Clear Scraps has just introduced some brand spanking NeW Stencil designs! You can check them out here: NeW Stencil Designs
I love the 2 For 1 design of these new stencils. They are great to use to create layers on your projects as they coordinate.
The size also makes them perfect for cards. The Circle Grooves Stencil intrigued me, it compelled me to pull out my pens! I usually use ink or paint on my stencils, but the circles and lines had me in a "graphic" state of mind.
I could just see the circles filled in with a rainbow of colors against a background of black ink, so that is what I set out to create. Take a look-see...
This stencil is perfect for those of you who like to zentangle! I'm sure you could come up with a much more creative way to fill in the shapes instead of the lines I used.
I started by taping my stencil down to a piece of watercolor paper. I then inked in the design using a fine tip permanent marker.
After I had the design all traced, I used some distress crayons to add color to the center of all the circles. Then with a small, barely wet brush, I filled in the circles...
The scary part is always removing the stencil! At least for me! LOL! A little bit of the watercolor leaked under the stencil here and there, but I didn't think it detracted from the look of the card - hey! it's handmade ;)
For the sentiment, I decided to keep on with the hand inked theme and wrote the words on pieces of watercolor paper, cut them out, and outlined them with black pen. They are adhered to the card using 3D Foam Dots...
I cut out the design about 1/8" around all sides and matted it on black cardstock, then adhered it to the front of a 5 X 5 white card base,
I hope you enjoyed this project and will try out some of the techniques on YOUR creations!
Clear Scraps: Circle Grooves 5 X 9 Stencil
Other: Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Ranger: Distress Crayons, Fine Tip Black Sharpie and Black and White Carstock