I love using masks and stencils, as you can see from this year’s Christmas Cake. When Leonie Pujol introduced her Word Stencils and Tapestry Stamps as part of her first collection with Crafters Companion, I was immediately full of ideas of how I could use them.
Tapestry Stamping is something that you don’t see very often in the UK, Card-IO do an amazing selection under the Majestix Range. The idea is that you use small shapes and images to build up a picture as a whole (often using colour and 2nd or 3rd Generation Stamping to add depth). Leonie has designed her stamps to define the shape of the words of her masks or stencils. Her designs whilst tiny, have a lot of detail on them with many measuring less than a centermetre.
However, I am getting ahead of myself as I first coloured around the design with chalk inks. For the first design I used pink and green with brown stamps. One tip with the stamps, I usually stamp onto a stamping pad to cushion and even out the pressure, but because you are stamping over a mask or through a stencil, its easier to stamp onto a hard surface.
To add additional flair to the design I coloured the flowers and the butterflies with Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens. You get great depth with these pens as well as the hint of glitter. I kept the design to three colours to keep it simple.
I then used the same design in a different mono-chrome colour scheme. It was to celebrate the birth of a friend’s boy. I also went for stamps which were more geometric than the floral/butterfly/dragonfly effect of the other.
- UK Craft – A5 Card Blanks
- Leonie Pujol by Crafters Companion – “Family” Mask (large size)
- Leonie Pujol by Crafters Companion – Clear Stamps
- Hunkydory – 50 Shades of MirriCard
- VersaMagic – Chalk Inks
- Ranger – Archival Ink
- Crafters Companion – Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens
- Tonic – Nuvo Crystal Drops
- Crafters Companion – Stick and Spray Adhesive
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