Sunday, January 1, 2017

Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #32 - Put a Stencil On It


It's time for another challenge over at the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge. Our theme is "Put a Stencil On It." This month we are sponsored by Stencilgirl Products and they are offering our winner a $25 gift certificate!! Our guest designer is Stencilgirl owner Mary Beth Shaw.

Also, we are introducing our newest designer Lynne Forsythe!! I think you will love what she made for our January Challenge.

Since it was January I was thinking it would be good to make Thank You Cards for all those gifts I got over the holidays. I wanted to use blue colors since I think of January as a "blue" color kind of month.

To start, I picked out a piece of blue patterned paper. It's from an old 6x6 paper pad in my stash and I don't know what company it is from. I wanted a pattern that wasn't too busy for me to put a stencil on top of it.
First, I colored some DecoArt Media Modeling Paste with
several different blue Tattered Angels sprays. 
Then, I applied the modeling paste to the stencil leaving it thicker and thinner in different places.
I taped the stencil to my craft sheet using Washi tape so it wouldn't move around.
Finally, added some Prima Crystal Glass Beads. They stuck to the thicker areas.
I let it dry completely and added a spray of spray adhesive to help adhere the beads.
Then, I knocked the edges to take off any beads that were not adhering strongly. 




To finish off the card I adhered the paper using double sided tape to a dark gray card base.
To create the sentiment I used a Lawn Fawn die and sticky back craft foam. 

25 comments:

  1. This turned out so cool Donna.

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  2. What a gorgeous card, Donna! Love the mixed media effect and learning about these materials that are new to me! Delightful!! I love your blue colors for winter!

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  3. Fabulous, and great idea to do a batch of thank you cards too :)

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  4. What an amazing effect you got for using the stencil ... I loved it !!!
    Hugs,
    Marlei

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  5. This is a great card and love the ideas you have used-especially the beads
    catherine

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  6. This is a great card and love the ideas you have used-especially the beads
    catherine

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  8. looks great, love how you incorporated the beads!
    (sorry double post!)

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  9. Great card! Makes me want to pull out my modeling paste and beads! Thank you! :)

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  10. I love how you have used that stencil. Looks really cool.

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  11. Fabulous card Donna, the stenciled background is perfect for your thank you card and love your colour palette! Deb xo

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  12. This is just a wonderful card! Love the stencil work!

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  13. Love your mixed medai cas card! Fabulous stenciled background. Great inspiration for the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge! Thank You!

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  14. Beautiful, love the little beads. They really add that wow factor! ☺

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  15. Love that textured stencilling, and the moody grey blues are very cool.
    Alison x

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  16. I like the stencil you used and what a great idea about stenciling on top of textured paper.

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  17. This is fabulous, I really like the look of these glass beads xx

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  18. Love that you added the beads to the paste!

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  19. just love the deep blues and all the textures

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  20. Like your idea of embedding beads into the paste. I like using matte gel medium to scrape into stencils as well. Nice looking card! Thanks for sharing:)

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  21. Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing! This is great inspiration for the challenge this month.

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  22. This turned out awesome! I love blue!
    Lilian
    The Leaf Studio

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