Hello. I am really excited about today’s techniques! I show a few ways to add coloring with stencils on dark cardstock. The results are vibrant and such fun!
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Stencils are a great tool for cardmakers – they are inexpensive and can be used in many ways. Today I show how to add coloring with stencils on dark cardstocks. There are a few methods for you to try!
This first technique was SO much fun to do. It reminded me of coloring with templates when I was a kid! I started by stamping the Simon Says Stamp You Matter Stamp with Hero Arts Soft Sand Ink on kraft cardstock. (You could skip this step but I love the added layer.) I then positioned the new Simon Says Stamp Harvest Stencil on top and colored in all of the openings with colored pencils. I used my Polychromos Colored Pencils but you can use whatever pencils you have. I put the color on thick so it would be vibrant.
I added a large “thank you” white heat embossed sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp Thank You Flowers Stamp Set. (This stamp set is part of the new Simon Says Stamp Thank You Card Kit. I do recommend checking out this kit – it has many very useful tools included.) I also added a few tiny white heart die cuts.
My next card is very similar, but shows the results on an even darker cardstock. The color “glows” more in real life – I wish it showed in the video! I used the Simon Says Stamp Mod Stripe Stencil – such a unique stencil!
This sentiment has to be one of my new all-time favorites. It is from the Simon Says Stamp Spiritual Sentiments Stamp Set. Love! The message is silver heat embossed.
If you want even more intense color, I recommend first applying a layer of white pigment ink over the stencil before adding the colored pencil. Here, I started with black cardstock and added Hero Arts Unicorn White Ink over the Simon Says Stamp Mod Stripe Stencil. After heat setting it, I layered on color with my Polychromos Colored Pencils. You can see how the colors are more intense.
I enjoy taking the time to color in the patterns of the stencils. However, if you want to add color quickly, you can do so with Distress Oxide Inks (or pigment inks). I started by applying Hero Arts Unicorn White Ink over the Simon Says Stamp Harvest Stencil on navy cardstock. I then added colored Oxide Inks.
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