Welcome to my second Stencil Sunday post where, once again, I'm sharing some simple ways to play with the wonderful array of stencils available at STAMPlorations.
I'm a 'late bloomer' when it comes to many things *grin* and that was made even more clear when I realized what I was missing out in the realm of 'foiling'! Oh my stars! Deco Transfer Gel 2, foiling sheets, a foiling pen, a palette: these have become my new stencil BFFs!
Today, I'm sharing two cards using the first foils that joined my collection: Rainbow. The technique is simple: apply Deco Foil Transfer Gel 2 over the stencil, wait for it to dry, place the foil 'pretty side up' over your panel and run it through either your die-cutting machine OR your laminator. I love that this gel offers the option of a heat/no heat application.
Nestled Circles - ARTplorations stencil (these look like rainbows to me)
Circle die from my stash
To foil the balloon/confetti, I used the toner pen to 'colour' the image,
then pressed foil onto the surface.
Hearts Tumbled - ARTplorations stencil
Again, I used the toner pen to add foil to the stars (Rainbow foil)
and the moon (Shattered Glass foil)
Foiling is a super easy way to breathe shimmer and shine into your stencils. I've used them as straightforward backgrounds here (as is often my way *grin*), but a multitude of different ways to showcase exist. I'll explore various versions down the road; just waiting for a
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I'll be back in a couple weeks for another Stencil Sunday! Please: stay safe!