Amy: Rather than use a traditional stencil, I decided to mask the bloom.
Super easy smeasy and you can use a sticky note, stamp the image and fussy cut it out. The beauty of the sticky note is that you can store the mask with the stamps when you're done!
Yvonne: I love to mask and mask and my stencils come out to play a lot! *winks*
I actually wanted to reverse image of the stencil. So I started by misting on my base white cardstock. I chose two random spots instead of misting on the entire stencil. This helps to create different looks for your background. Then I pressed another piece of white cardstock on the wet stencil for the effect I wanted. [The first cardstock I sprayed on could be used on another project.]
Next I laid the photos in the centre and then added the fussy cut leaves with cute birds to "ground" the photos.
I felt that the patterned paper banner was too "flat" so I added ribbon scraps in a contrasting colour and also added some baker's twine.
Julie: For my project, I took a white wood "A" that my friend Joni gave me (my son's name is Adam) and I painted it blue --- then once that was dry, I took a honeycomb mask and used my friend's Airbrush machine and her Copic markers to airbrush my stencil on!!! Airbrushing with Copic (or any other alcohol based markers) markers is AMAZINGLY fun!! It dries instantly!!! No waiting like you do for misting or paint!! I LOVE IT!!!!!
Use your imagination to get the most out of your stencils OR look to your existing supplies as templates. Above all, have fun! If you were inspired to create something based on the stencil trend, please upload your creations to our Flickr pool OR leave a link in the comment section. You have until 12 October to be in the running for some RAKs. :)
Here are today's sketches.
See you tomorrow for Day Four: Punches and diecuts! :)