Studio Monday with Nina-Marie: Stenciling 5 Ways

Studio Monday with Nina-Marie

Hello crafters! I am super-excited to be bringing you a new Studio Monday tutorial featuring one of my favorite techniques; stenciling! In the video for today, I will share 5 different ways you can use stencils to make some fun effects on your cards. Let’s quickly highlight a of them  before watching the video!

First up, we have stenciling with embossing paste; and to step it up a notch, I’ll show you how you can COLOR that embossing paste to get this stunning rainbow! The rainbow is a stencil from Stencil Girl called Little Painted Rainbow. Don’t you just love it? After applying my embossing paste through the stencil, I was really inspired to enhance the brushstroke effect with a bit of watercoloring!

Stenciling 5 Ways

The sentiments I added are from My Favorite Things’ Hello and Thanks die set and Neat & Tangled’s So Many Sentiments stamp set. One of my favorite parts of this card are the tiny Iridescent Stars that “twinkle” on the rainbow!

Stenciling 5 Ways

Next in the video, I’ll show you how to create a ghosted sentiment with stenciling. Can you see the “hidden” greeting in the stenciled pattern??

Stenciling 5 Ways

The letters that create the ghosted effect are from Altenew’s Bold Alphabet die set; the stencil design was Neat and Tangled’s Geometric Circles.

In the video I also shared a look at doing some ink spray stenciling – 2 ways! A clean and simple style like the background behind my shaker…

Stenciling 5 Ways

Or you can go wild and create something with a lot of interest and texture like this one!

Stenciling 5 Ways

Both have an awesome look and use Ranger Dylusionals ink spray. I enhanced the second card with Translucent embossing paste for extra dimension and texture.

Have you ever tried coloring with a stencil? It is another fabulous way to create a unique, stenciled effect! I recommend either tracing your stencil and coloring inside the traced lines, or use a medium that is not super-saturating. The trick is to not let a wet medium seep underneath the stencil and make a mess of your crisp lines. I’ll touch on this more in the video. For my card I used Tonic Studios Aqua Flow pens and colored directly through the Altenew Layered Dahlia stencils (there are two layering stencils).

Stenciling 5 Ways

Finally, the last technique I will be sharing in the video is how to make a cute stenciled candle holder! With a bit of acetate and a translucent paste (I prefer glitter pastes for the translucency and shimmer!), you can make a stunning candle holder for a tea light very quickly. The hardest part is waiting for everything to dry!

Stenciling 5 Ways

Be sure to watch the video below to see all these techniques in action! :) I hope you enjoy and are inspired to do some stenciling on of your own! Thanks for stopping by, I’ll see you next week with a brand new Studio Monday!

 

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Neat and Tangled GEOMETRIC CIRCLES…
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Carta Bella PRAIRIE FLORAL 6 x 6…
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Altenew LAYERED DAHLIA Stencil B
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Altenew LAYERED DAHLIA Stencil A
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StencilGirl LITTLE PAINTED RAINBOW…
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Altenew CAPS BOLD ALPHABET Die ALT2024
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Memory Box WRAPPED SCALLOPED…
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Altenew THINKING OF YOU Die ALT2033
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My Favorite Things THANKS AND HELLO…
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Altenew HAPPY TOGETHER Die Set ALT1992
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Altenew HAPPY TOGETHER Clear Stamp…
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Simon Says Clear Stamps YOU GOT THIS…
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Neat and Tangled SO MANY SENTIMENTS…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad SEEDLESS…
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad PICKED…
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad WILD HONEY…
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Tonic TANZANITE LAVENDER Nuvo Glimmer…
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Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste…
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Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste WHITE…
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Tim Holtz Refill Distress Ink WILTED…
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Tim Holtz Refill Distress Ink PICKED…
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Tim Holtz Refill Distress Ink PEACOCK…
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Tim Holtz Refill Distress Ink WILD…
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Ranger Dylusions Ink Spray ROSE…
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Ranger Dylusions Ink Spray PEONY…
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Ranger Dylusions Ink Spray LEMON ZEST…
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Tonic WINTER SKIES Nuvo Aqua Flow…
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Tonic SPRING MEADOW Nuvo Aqua Flow…
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Tonic SUMMER HOLIDAY Nuvo Aqua Flow…
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Tonic AUTUMN WOODLAND Nuvo Aqua Flow…
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Viva Decor PALETTE KNIFE SET 604127
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Art Impressions WATERCOLOR PALETTE…
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  1. Oh my!!! You’re great dear Nina-Marie!!! All your projects are simply AWESOME!!! And your colouring take my breath away!!! <3 <3 <3

  2. Fantastic techniques.
    Have done a little stenciling but want
    to get more proficient in it.
    So many wonderful textures from
    stenciling.
    thanks for sharing
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  3. These are all such great ideas, very dramatic and different looks to all of the projects. The candle holder is especially pretty.

  4. Terrific tips and techniques for using stencils. I totally thought you used vellum letters on the ghosting technique card – glad I watched the video.

  5. These are simple but stunning ways to use the same supplies or things already in your “arsenal” – I especially like the candle holder, that would be awesome as a little table decoration or party favor

  6. Love that Tea Light Holder, very cool!! Love all the cards, but that light holder tops them all! Thanks for sharing all of these very cool ideas!!

  7. Wow, Nina! I love seeing all the ways one can use stencils. That first card looks like you somehow managed to fingerpaint with embossing paste (that’s a good thing, in case that didn’t come across). And I wouldn’t have ever considered trying to make my own luminaria, so that’s kind of blowing my mind. Thank you so much for sharing all these amazing ideas!

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