Have you already had a look at all the amazing DT projects and entries for our Craft Stamper August Take It Make It challenge? Gorgeous projects, aren't they! It's so inspiring to see all the various ways that stencils and masks have been used- in case you have not yet had a look I suggest you follow this link to the challenge post and this link to see more DT inspiration put out for you!
My second August project was a card with stencilled background:
When working with projects like this I usually use a white cardstock for the background. However, this time I worked on a leftover piece of paper with light patterns; I just added more colours with yellow, orange, brown and green Distress inks.
For decorating the background I used a stencil by Carabelle studio and black and brown Dylusions paints. The Tim Holtz ink blending tool works perfectly for stencilling with paints, too!
After drying I added more texture to the upper and lower corners of the background, using golden texture paste and a Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous stencil.
The foreground image is one of my favourite stamps by Dina Wakley. For colouring the image I used watercolours, acrylic paints and a white gel pen.
I lifted the foreground image from the background with a piece of corrugated cardstock that I cut a bit smaller than the fussy cut image. Foam stickers would have worked just as well, but the corrugated cardstock is a much cheaper way to do the same trick!
I hope the amazing projects on the Craft Stamper blog inspire you to take out your stencils and masks and I'll soon see your project among the challenge entries. 'Anything goes', as long as you use stamping somewhere on your project.
Wishing you a great weekend!