Thursday, 15 August 2019

Stenciling a Carved Flower (2)

Hello Everyone,

I'm going through an experimental phase, mainly because I have lots of old, and new, craft items, especially stencils, that really deserve more of my attention. Which is why I decided to try out one of the images on Darkroom Door's 'Carved Flowers' stencil, used once before on this card topper here, on a 12x12 scrap page.
I used a combination of pink, brown and green distress inks to colour the coneflower image using the photos for inspiration.
Because it is such a large stencil it was fairly easy to ink through it, using a combination of an Art Basics' dabbing brush and, what seems quite old fashioned now, Cut-N-Dry Stamp Pad Foam cut to size. I've had a couple of sheets for few years now and there's still plenty to keep me going for a few more yet. I have yet to succumb to the make-up style brushes that are taking the crafting world by storm at the moment.

I'm pleased with the result - it makes a striking page - and I'm feeling quite virtuous after using some forgotten items from my crafty stash.


dutchess said...

That’s a gorgeous stencil and super colours...I am having a day off crafting because of a bad

cuilliesocks said...

That's a beautiful stencil Elizabeth and I love the layout of your card, lovely texture and colours, Kate x

Catriona said...

I’ve taken a real notion for stamping again and am experimenting with Versacraft on wood. Even if it doesn’t work, it’s been fun!

Godelieve said...

How beautiful! Love the vibrant colors of your stenciling. Very nice photos too.
And there is nothing wrong about using your stash, Cut-N-Dry works great!