This week for our reader’s challenge we’re looking at stencils and masks, and of course the sprays that you need to bring them alive on your pages, cards, and projects. Stencils and masks are a great way to add your own signature and style to a page without necessarily requiring any illustrative talents and you can create some great effects by mixing colours and layering stencils with stamps, rubons, texture pasts and lots of other mediums. and of course the beauty of stencils as a great investment is that they can be used over and over and by varying the colours and textures you use them with you can create so many different looks.
We’d love to see your very own takes on using stencils, masks and sprays on your projects, whether it’s a card, a Project Life-style pocket page or a traditional scrapbook layout or even a beyond the page project. Email a picture of your entry to email@example.com to be in the running to win a fabulous prize pack of some of the featured products below by next Sunday 1st September.
There are amazing new (and old!) releases from Studio Calico, Heidi Swapp, Prima, Little Yellow Bicycle and Jillibean Soup, as well as The Crafter’s Workshop, and you’ll find showcased below heaps of inspiration, tutorials and fabulous examples of projects from our suppliers.
Maggie Massie from the Heidi Swapp Media Team has created this stunning page using a selection of Heidi Swapp products including the Lattice and Honeycomb Stencils, and Mustard, Sweet Cherry and Primrose Color Shine sprays. She has layered the stencils and the depth of colour from her sprays to create depth and texture on this inspirational project.
And how about this fabulous page by Heidi Swapp Media Team member Kim Jeffress? She has combined the Polka Dot stencil and sprays with patterned paper to create a custom page all her own. It’s busy, it combines lots of photographs, layers and journaling and yet it still all comes together to draw the eye to the main focal point.
Liz Kartchner shares techniques using watercolours and Mister Huey’s on the Studio Calico blog blog to create a customised look on Project Life-style pages here.
And how about this beautiful page by Wilna Fustenberg from the Studio Calico Creative Team. She has used a mask and wet medium to create this gorgeous resist technique and even includes a video tutorial here.
New masks and stencils from Prima are fabulous versatile and combined with their mixed media releases you can create some amazing project, like this one from Prima Design Team member Keren Tamir. You can also see a video tutorial of her creating this page here.
Jillibean Soup Placemats are cool because you can use them as stencils or actually on your projects to add depth and texture. Summer Fullerton has created this fun and playful page using the Jillibean Soup White Circles Placemat and layered patterned paper circles underneath.
Paula Gilarde White Lattice Placemats
Kraft Lattice Placemat – Nancy Damiano
Above are two examples using the Lattice Placemats on cards. They help to create interesting texture and depth to any special project.
Nicole Nowasad shares how she created this homely page using the Hexagon Placemat in a video tutorial here.
Finally we leave you with some examples of both stencils and sprays from the very talented Fancy Pants design team.
We hope this inspires you – we’ll be back with some of our own design team projects tomorrow – we’d love you to join in our challenge and get misting!