Mixed Media Canvas for Craft Stamper TIMI: Stencilled

Hello and happy Friday!

This year the Craft Stamper Magazine Take It, Make It challenges are alternating between 'Take A Stamp', and 'Take A Technique'. In the February issue of Craft Stamper, there are loads of projects featuring stencils, so Stencilling is our theme for February 'Take A Technique' challenge.

My stencilling project is a canvas board for which I used a self-made selfie stencil. Inspiration and instructions for this technique was given by Julie Fei-Fan Balzer in Nathalie Kalbach's class 'Creative Jump Start 2015'.
Julie is an amazing talent, and on the tutorial video she made the whole process of cutting the portrait stencil look so easy. I was not sure if I could make it myself, but I thought I needed to give it a try. And I'm so happy I did! I really like the stencilled image!

The picture I used was actually the one I have on my blog header. Notice any similarities? :D
I did not have any proper stencilling foil, and ended up using thin transparency for my project. I'm pretty sure it cannot be used for too many times, but then again, should it break I'll make another!

For the background I used various texture elements: acrylic paints, texture paste, and stamped images. The circle stamps are from Nathalie Kalbach's collection for Stampendous. Love them all!

The black numbers are die-cut using *this* Tim Holtz/Sizzix die. (Note to my European friends: The die is still on sale for a VERY good price of EUR 5,40)

I hope you get inspired by our February challenge, take out your stencils (or create your own!) and play along. There are two great prices to be won:

A randomly selected winner will get two stamp plates of the winner's choise, provided by our lovely sponsor Paperbabe Stamps.

Our second winner is our Design Winner, voted by our Design Team. This winner will have their winning project published in Craft Stamper Magazine, they will have a GDT slot for an upcoming challenge, and will also feature in their very own Winners Profile blog post! How cool is that!!

I wish you a nice and inspiring weekend!
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  1. Ihan mahtava, vau! Ja kyllä tunnistaa sinuksi. :)

  2. Oh wow! As soon as I clicked on Craft Stamper your project popped out! That is so amazing - totally spot on! I love the background too!

  3. Wow wow wow Elina. ...stunning!!!! Xxxx

  4. PS: you got me inspired to join the class and it's great - thanks! Also wanted to say I think you did a better job that Julie - it's immediately recognisable as you!

  5. That's a great bold image and a wonderful piece of art ! I have also become your latest follower of your blog !