The Crafter’s Workshop Stencils with May Flaum!

I love stencils – most especially The Crafter’s Workshop stencils! As we prepare for the new year I wanted to take a few minutes to share with you my top 10 favorites, as well as a few ways I like to use them.

My top 10 stencils:

I love how easy they are to use – and with so many mediums I can create all kinds of custom creations. Here you can see that I used them with distress ink and a blending tool – this is my favorite thing to do when I want all-over color.

Want more of a splattered look? Well then, I break out my mists and play!

Don’t forget that you can also use the stencil itself and ‘stamp’ in addition to use up that excess spray after misting. You can also layer stencils over each other – just make sure each time you let it dry totally so you don’t end up with a muddy look.

Of course it doesn’t have to be messy looking – but I’m having so much fun making a big mess that I’m going to just keep playing wild and make a new card.

 ‘Tis the season for thank you cards, after all! I took the ideas I was working with and combined them onto a card!

To finish things off I did some messy stitching, and I also used black embossing powder and my favorite letter stamps to add some texture and detail as well.

Whether you want to get super messy or just add a bit of detail to a background stencils are a lot of fun – and a great way to use up your liquid mediums from inks to sprays to pastes and gel mediums too. I did a big round-up post of my dylusions posts here, I did a tag with multi-medium resist here, and here is a link to a post I did with inks and the peacock stencil. I’m always playing with stencils – and I encourage you to break some out and try them in the new year!

Happy Crafting!
May Flaum

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