Paper craft project no. 125: Believe – Stenciled! Day 3

2014-01-29 Believe

Well, here’s my card for Day 3 of the Stenciled! online class. The stenciling technique involves the use of embossing paste. I don’t have embossing paste but I do have modeling paste, gel medium, gesso, and coarse texture gel — all by Liquitex — that I often use for stamping, painting, and stenciling in my mixed media artworks. Just never thought to translate those in my cards. Anyway, I went with the coarse texture gel for this project.

To create this 6″ by 6″ card, I masked off my card base with post-it notes so that I’d have a square in the middle. I sponged various Distress inks (Spiced Marmalade, Wild Honey, Mustard Seed, and Broken China), spritzed some water to create the watermarks, and stamped a couple of butterflies. I removed the mask and then stenciled in my butterflies with coarse texture gel. I used a Heidi Swapp butterfly stencil. I purposely stenciled two butterflies to be slightly out of the sponged area. Now I’m not one to wait overnight or even a couple of hours for something to dry, so I hastened the drying process with my heat-it tool. One thing I love about coarse texture gel is that you end up with a very rough (sandpaper-like) surface once it’s dried and you can do lots of fun stuff with it — sand it, paint over it, watercolor over it, spray on it, slap some more texture gel over it. I love the rough texture of the butterflies and I gave the area a couple of sprays of Pearl Mists Bronze. Then with foam dots, I adhered my frame (from Pink Paislee) and added jute twine. I stamped my sentiment and finished the card by affixing pearls.

I based the layout of my card on the current sketch at CAS(E) This Sketch — I just placed my sentiment above instead of below. And it also fits the current challenge at Keep It Simple #32 – Square. At Simon Says Wednesday Challenge, it’s anything goes with twine or string. At The Card Concept, this week’s challenge is to use texture on cards. I honestly don’t know how I’d classify my card — it’s layered and graphic, but not clean. It’s sort of shabby but not vintage. Shabby Layered? Nah. I think Freestyle Collage is the closest.

Thanks a bunch for stopping by!



10 Comments to “Paper craft project no. 125: Believe – Stenciled! Day 3”

  1. Gorgeous card Shery, I love the texture and the butterflies are so pretty.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  2. Beautiful card Shery. Thank you so much for joining us at the Card Concept!

  3. This is truly a little work of art! I loved reading about your process and you really inspired me to want to head to the craft room and start sponging and spritzing! The colors and textures are just glorious and I love the unexpected frame with the pinky peachy colors. Thanks so much for sharing this with us at The Card Concept.

  4. This is beautiful…such a great example of how to use texture on a card. Love the cute butterflies and the way you added the jute twine to add even more texture!

  5. gorgeous…..thanks for playing along with us at Card Concept!

    sparkle & shine *~*

  6. I love the distressed background for your butterflies on this gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us this week at The Card Concept :)

  7. Oh, this is gorgeous! Fabulous take on the sketch!

  8. Oooh, fabulous!! Love the textured butterflies and how they extend out of the panel. (I also had problems classifying!)

  9. Fab texture and love the sweet paper, you are rocking these classes x

  10. Love all the texture on your card and how you flipped the sketch! Thanks for playing along with CTS!

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