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Watercolour Stencilling



As you will already know, our April challenge is about stencilling.  I was inspired by cards that I saw the fabulous Jill Foster share recently where she used the negative of a die to create a stencil for producing a watercolour design.  I had just got my hands on Hero Arts Palm die cut and thought I would give it a go:

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I cut the die out of a piece of scrap card and watercoloured it with distress inks.  I am nowhere near as good an artist as Jill but was pleased with this as a first attempt.  Watercolour is very forgiving and I love the loose look it gives.  I combined it with the gorgeous Happy die cut which I stacked up on several layers for extra dimension.  I think this will make a good masculine birthday card.

Supplies Used:

Hero Arts Palm Fancy Cut Die

Hero Arts Happy Stamp and Cut

Crushed Olive Distress Ink

Forest Moss Distress Ink

Tumbled Glass Distress Ink

Peeled Paint Distress Ink

Antique Linen Distress Ink

Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink

I hope my card has inspired you to look at the stencilling potential of your dies!  You still have 2 weeks to play along with our April challenge and there is a $25 gift card prize to use in store.

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2 thoughts on “Watercolour Stencilling

  1. this is so pretty–I love the idea of using stencils like this!

  2. This is a wonderful card! Love the watercoloring. It gives a nice, soft contrast to the bolder & more graphic greeting. Tfs!

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