Hello! Thanks for stopping by. Today I am sharing a way to get new looks from your stencils simply by rotating and layering with ink.
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Some of the most effective techniques are the easiest to do! My video shares many examples of getting “dimensional” backgrounds by rotating a stencil and applying layers of ink.
My first example features the Altenew Deco Wallpaper Stencil (SSS | ALT). I first inked the stencil with Altenew Pink Pearl Ink (SSS | ALT) and a Mini Ink Blending Tool on peach cardstock. I then rotated the stencil 180 degrees (half a turn) and inked it again with white pigment ink. Check of the cool pattern you get…
I added several silver glitter cardstock Altenew Create a Wreath Die Cuts (SSS | ALT) and a Grafix Platinum Vellum heart die cut. The sentiment is from the Altenew Birds of a Feather Stamp Set (SSS | ALT).
For my pink card, I used the Altenew Scallop Builder Stencil (SSS | ALT). I inked it once with Altenew Coral Berry Ink (SSS | ALT)… rotated 180 degrees and inked again. I then inked the stencil twice with white pigment ink in the other positions. I love the new look this gives for that stencil!
I used scraps of old glitter cardstock for my leaf die cuts. You could also use cardstock covered with glitter embossing powder.
This next background looks complicated and time-consuming… but can be made in minutes. Using the Altenew Leaf Burst Stencil (SSS | ALT), I inked with green ink. I then rotated the stencil just a tiny bit… lined it up and inked with white pigment ink. Cool, huh? I added Altenew Script Words (SSS | ALT) “love” die cut and sentiment strip.
I most enjoy making rainbow cards, so I had to try it with this stencil technique. I used the new Altenew Warp Speed Stencil (SSS | ALT) and inked with red ink. I then rotated a little bit and inked with orange. I repeated this rotating and inking until I completed the card with a rainbow of ink. Finally, I applied Tonic Moonstone Glitter Paste (SSS | EH) for a bit of sparkle.
The new Altenew Classy Stripes Stencil (SSS | ALT) is great for making plaid backgrounds. I decided to use it for a subtle background by inking with Altenew Aqualicious Ink (SSS | ALT) and white pigment ink… rotating for a layered look. I again used the Altenew Script Words “love” die (SSS | ALT) and Altenew Everything About You Stamp Set (SSS | ALT).
Today I am part of the Altenew March 2018 Release Blog Hop. I like that this release has so many stencils! Stencils are inexpensive and can be used for many techniques.
The next stop on the hop is the blog of Virginia Lu. (You can always start at the beginning of the hop at the Altenew Blog.)
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Want to find the products I used? I have listed them below. (Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. Thank you! Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except those from Altenew or with an asterisk. As always, this post was NOT paid for or sponsored.) Click on the icons below each product picture to go to a favorite store.