Sunday, June 28, 2020

STAMPlorations Stencil Sunday (June 28, 2020)...*Partial* Stenciling (and some 'design innovations')


Welcome to my final June Stencil Sunday post where, once again, I'm sharing some simple ways to play with the wonderful array of stencils available at STAMPlorations.

My title for this round is "Partial" Stenciling, where I've departed from my usual way of using stencils on full panels. Three cards use dies to create the partial stenciling; one was done deliberately. Let's wander...

Card 1
Peeled Paint, Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry DI/DOX inks

Here, I was trying some double stenciling, but the results for the entire panel weren't entirely successful. This one 'nearly' headed to the recycle bin, until I realized that using a die from my stash would save the pretty sections. No sentiment as yet; I just wanted you to see the results 'as is.' Reminder: save all your 'mistakes'; they can be transformed!

Card 2

Peeled Paint, Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry DI/DOX inks

In reviewing previous showcases of this stencil, I've always gone full-panel, as I find the flowers to be a fabulous combination of whimsical loveliness. Here, just for something different, I used a die to change the focal panel shape and added it to a lime background. Again - no sentiment. I see plenty of notecard sets that are sentiment free, so this one falls into that category.

Card 3

Here, partial stenciling of the Tribal Weave stencil creates a pretty background for a floral cluster. Nothing 'original', but certainly a different look from me!

Card 4

In May, Leaf Prints 2 featured in my Stencil Sunday showcase. One of my 'attempts' didn't make it beyond the drawing board stage: alcohol ink blended background with a glitter paste Leaf Prints stencil overlay. I decided the leaves weren't visible enough, but I wasn't quite ready to give it the heave-ho. See what I mean....

Over time, I came across Sandy Allnock's Ethereal Alcohol Ink Tiles post and decided that dividing my 'messed up' panel into hexagons might salvage it. And so I did! While the full effect of the Leaf Prints stencil isn't discernible, its fine lines of glitter add a special touch to the hexagons. Again: when you set aside some of the mistakes, you can be sure a design innovation will appear at some point! 

I've had a TON of fun sharing 6 Stencil Sundays with you; I hope that you were able to find a few sparks of different ways to ignite your love for stencils. For all your kind comments; THANK YOU!!

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sharon g said...

Your flowers look just beautiful. I have been trying this same technique, and love it. Thank you for showing us so many examples. I am trying to learn how to use my stencils in new ways. LOVE IT

Crafting Queen said...

These are really lovely.

Becca Yahrling said...

Fabulous inspiration! Love all the florals. The last card using the inky panel you didn't like, is my favorite! See - there really are no mistakes in crafting! tfs!

Cindy Holmes said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards! So elegant looking!

MadeByMeghanK said...

I love the soft colors and then hexagons! These are gorgeous!

Carol Wortman said...

Wow! I absolutely loved these cards, every single one! Scrolling into your blog I saw the hexagons and ahhhhh'ed outloud! Beautiful. To think it was not a WOW sheet until you used the dies is quite a lesson. Thanks

Lindsey said...

Wait! Is bold florals an x-l version of my beloved botanical lush stencil? Now we both have one on our wish lists! You have showcased all of these stencils perfectly. And the hexagon save is genius!

cghundley said...

Such beautiful cards
and great ways to use
the stencils. I love
the last card with
the Hexagons.
Carla from Utah

Jeanne said...

This has been a fabulous series, Carol and you ended with a bang! What a way to share how to make lemonade from what you might call lemons. Wow! Such pretty cards. That last one about blew my socks off. What a fabulous showcase. You made an excellent case for not throwing away things right away! Thank you again for all you've shared. I so appreciate you and your talents! Hugs!

Denise Bryant said...

I love the way these turned out! The tulips with dots card is a favorite! I love the card with the hex die cuts too! Beautiful colors!

Ms. Tamp said...

Great examples for use. I like the tips for keeping and saving background tries.

Lucy E. said...

All of these are gorgeous! I really like the tulips and the hexagon tiles were a great save for the alcohol background!

Sue D said...

Wonderful stenciled cards and thanks for the tips.

AndreaH said...

Beautiful cards, Beautifully crafted, just goes to show there's no. Mistakes where rafting is concerned. This actually happened to me when I tried water colouring a back ground. It just didn't work. But thanks to your tips I may have a solution. Thank you for the tips and inspiration xxxx

Tina Z. said...

wow, stunning inspirations and so creative!