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Deco Design Stencil


HI everyone! Sorry about the late post today, there was  a mix up.  Anyhow, I am here with a one layer card and how it almost became pretty trash.  I had a lot of fun and frustrations with this card. I am showcasing the Hero Arts/Basic Grey Art Deco Stencil today.

Here is just one of many cards to come from this stencil:

Michelle Liimatainen

Michelle Liimatainen

I created the one layer card using an older Hero Arts flower stamp and leaves and the newer HA/BG Art Deco stencil. I started by masking off the the bottom of the card and then masking the flower to put the leaves in. The flower and leaves were colored with my Copics.

I used some new texture paste that I found at Michael’s. It says it is by ART. It comes pre-colored. I have to say that I was thrilled with how smooth it was and that I didn’t have to mix colors BUT…it dries super fast.  If you use this paste I suggest you work really fast. I had to do this one twice because the top row of green dried before I finished.  If you don’t want to use this paste then get the plain white we carry in the store and just use some ink to change the color of it. I think I will be doing that from now on. Live and learn. It’s art…it’s all about the process right?

Michelle Liimatainen 2

Michelle Liimatainen 2

See how the top of the stencil portion is kind of rough and blobby? That is the texture paste that dried. It dried the second time too, but it didn’t pull it all off.  It looks better as you go down.  Why am I showing you a pretty rough card? Well because we all have mishaps, we all make pretty trash once in a while.  Truth be told…I can send this to any one of my non card making friends and they aren’t even going to notice it.  They only see the card as a whole…they don’t have that “card-makers eye” like we do.  Embrace the “pretty trash”. Most of it is salvageable. 🙂

Take a closer look at stencil. I really love this stencil. I placed it on an angle and taped it down with some washi tape while I worked. I really love how well the stencil worked at an angle.  I love that you get a good vibe of the stencil without having to use the whole thing too. I am going to be playing with this stencil again with just inks. I can’t wait to share it with all of you.

If you would like to purchase this stencil it is in the store. If you order $25 or more you can use the code MICHELLE15 and get 15% off your total order.

We all have mishaps that happen when we make cards. Do you save some of your “mistakes”? I would love to know that I am not the only one that does.

Until next time…..Michelle


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3 thoughts on “Deco Design Stencil

  1. Beautiful card Michelle! Love the bold colors and how you used the stencil.

  2. Love Love Love! That flower is absolutely stunning! I also love that embossed stenciling and had never heard of “pre” colored EP! Great share!

  3. Absolutely GORGEOUS card, Michelle! You did an amazing job masking off three separate elements seamlessly, especially since one was a stencil…with paste! I love the color combo and the graphic nature of the stencil, and your Copic coloring is just beautiful!
    I must admit I’ve generated a lot of ‘pretty trash’, but I always try to save it first 🙂 Wonderful post today…Thanks!

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