Hi all – It is Danielle here and I’m popping in to share how I used stenciling to create a custom background on this card (caution – lots and lots of bright pink on this one):
I started by picking out a stencil (Lattice 6”x6” by Prima), ink and cardstock. For this card I wanted a neutral look so I chose white pigment ink and Kraft cardstock.
To prepare I cut the cardstock to size and then tacked it in place on a craft mat using a bit of adhesive tape applied to the back of the cardstock (the craft mat is non-stick so it will peel off when I’m done). I then used some Re-positional Scotch Tape to hold the stencil in place.
Once the cardstock and stencil were secured I used a Sponge Dauber to apply the ink using a circular motion. Easy peasy.
Once finished, I just pealed the stencil off. Because I used a pigment ink that takes longer to dry and I lack patience I heat set the ink using a Heat Tool.
And for a more mixed media look I spritzed the stenciled background with Funky Fuschia Dylusions Ink Spray (from Ranger). I blotted the excess ink with a paper towel and let dry.
I then used the stenciled cardstock to create a fun (very pink) card using the Chalkboard Memories stamp set. :)
Hope you enjoyed my quick tutorial. Have a great day!