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Video: More Stencils + Masking + GIVEAWAY

Hi! The other day I shared a video showing how easy it is to mask stencils with rubber cement. Today I am back with more on this technique.

[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. To watch the video in HD on YouTube, click HERE.]

I will admit – I am a big dork and get really excited when I find a technique that is simple, inexpensive and awesome. Rubber cement is incredible for masking… and works so well with stencils. Today’s cards are perfect examples of this technique.

I will also admit – although I love the look of splattery/messy/artsy cards, I struggle with making them. But by combining rubber cement masking and with a bold stencil, I am able to somewhat control my watercolor splatters. This works for me!

When doing this technique, I found it very helpful to temporarily adhere the large “hey” stencil (from the current Studio Calico Card Kit) to my watercolor paper to keep it still. After applying rubber cement over the entire piece, I removed the stencil and splattered lots of watercolor… dabbing between colors to prevent too much of a mess and to keep the colors soft. (I created my watercolor with Color Theory inks and water.) I also added a bit of blue ink with an ink blending tool before rubbing away the rubber cement. So much fun and so very easy.

I added an “awesome” border die cut (that comes with great coordinating stamps) and a heart covered with shimmer and Glossy Accents. Have to keep it simple to balance out that busy background!

The second card is just a variation of the first, minus the rubber cement masking.

On another note… I rarely make one card at a time any more. I find it so rewarding to create two or more of the same  card (or variations) at once. I feel like I get more value out of the supplies I have purchased… and I have more cards to share with loved one. After all, this hobby really is about sharing handmade kindness. 🙂

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GIVEAWAY

I have an extra (previous) Studio Calico Card Kit that is looking for a new home! For your chance to win it, leave a comment here telling me if you are like me and have trouble “embracing mess” when crafting… or if you love it. Do so before 11:59pmESt on 3/10/15 and I will randomly pick a winner. Good luck. (Winners will be posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes.)

SUPPLIES

Interested in the products I used? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. (Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here.) Click on the letters below each picture to go to a favorite store: Simon Says Stamp (SSS), Ellen Hutson (EH), Amazon (AZ), Studio Calico (SC), etc.

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619 thoughts on “Video: More Stencils + Masking + GIVEAWAY”

  1. I must hate mess, because I swear I spend as much time organizing my supplies as I do using them. OCD I guess!!

  2. wow thanks for giving us a chance to win a Studio Calico kit. I tend to be a little messier when creating, but love the clean area to start with.

  3. Another awesome video! I like this technique – your cards are beautiful! I have trouble getting messy when I craft. Today I was doing some ink splattering and when I was done I found stray splatters over my Cuttlebug, my paper trimmer, etc., so I need to find a better way of controlling my splatter! Thanks for the chance to win the kit!

  4. SO, my craft room is a disaster! I love when I clean it and everything is in it’s place! But it never lasts long! LOL
    I like the distressed and free flow looks but I just can’t seem to let me self make them! lol

  5. Very kool techniq using the rubber cement is about one of your smartest tricks, and you do have some doozies! I just wish my crafting space was as nice as yours to find it when needed! This card was brilliantly done! Thanks for sharing would Luv to go once! Lol

  6. Jennifer, I just discovered you and your blog. I watched some of your Youtube videos and I am excited to get back into stamping/scrapbooking etc. I love all the new stuff out!

  7. Absolutely LOVE the shaded coloring with the pigment inks! I have lots of the little cubes and rarely think about them. That’s what I love about your blog, Jennifer. You give new life to old supplies! Thanks so much.

  8. I attempted to do the rubber cement mask on a canvas and it didn’t work. I did see the gloss outline of my stencil but when my 12 month old painted over it, the rubber cement didn’t protect the white of the canvas. Do you suggest a thicker layer?

  9. I seem to make messes fast and easy and I generally don’t like to. I hate getting ink on my fingers, but I can accept that better than I cannot stand it when I cannot get all the ink off of my stamps! I have even ruined the rubber on one of my stamps trying to clean it! It’s like having to have clean windows on my car. I hate looking through streaks!

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