Stencil Shading

Spring Card Camp 2 – This incorporates Day 3 (Dry Embossing with Stencils) with Day 5 (Stencil Shading). I had trouble getting the Daisy Bouquet stencil by Simon Says Stamp embossed. It doesn’t show in the picture but you can feel it. I first sponged Warm Glow ink over the entire stencil. Then I colored with Distress Oxides with some shading with Prismas. The colors I used were Bundled Sage, PC1096, Kelly Green & PC911 Olive Green, Ripe Persimmon, PC921 Pale Vermillion, Wilted Violet PC995 Mulberry. I found a copper Permapaque pen that I used for the dots – I have no idea where I got it, but there’s also one in gold and one in silver in my stash. The sentiment from Simply the Best by Gina K Designs was stamped in Dark Sage, also by GKD.  I cut the Wild Lilac border a wee bit small and it really doesn’t show well, then matted it with Fresh Asparagus on a Heavy Weight White card base.  After I assembled it, I noticed that the dots in the center flower make a smiley face.

13 thoughts on “Stencil Shading

  1. Gorgeous card my friend. I love the flowers and I’m sure the embossing is good even if we can’t see for ourselves. I don’t have much success embossing with stencils either.

    1. Thanks Bonnie. I may dig out my old light table and use a stylus the next time I want to emboss a stencil.

    1. Thanks Gayle. It was a fun technique except for trying to get the Platinum to emboss the stencil.

  2. GORGEOUS! Perfect sponging – love the colors you used and the details you added. I also had trouble embossing with stencils when I tried it; sponging color over the design definitely makes it all better – lol!!.

    1. Thanks Lisa. The brushes in different sizes make all the difference for something like this. The stencil was such a hot mess I was worried about how this was going to come out.

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