How fun was it, to get all down dirty with my Artsy self, playing with my Stencil Girl Stencil!!!???!!! WAY TOO MUCH FUN, I TELL YOU!!!!
Supplies-Stencil Girl 6x6 Fish Lattice Stencil by Lizzie Mayne, Xyron 3" Sticker Maker, Xyron Mega Runner, Xyron Teresa Collins Stapler, Xyron Teresa Collins Adhesive Kit (black foam squares) Bo Bunny Fright Delight collection, Tattered Angels Stiletto Glimmer Glam glitter paint, Ranger Stickles-Lime Green, We R Memory Keepers Sweetheart Inker
here are the steps I used to create this texture filled tag! I hope to inspire you to experiment with layering stencils with a wide variety of materials!
1. Cut a piece of patterned paper to fit a standard shipping tag, run it thru Xyron's 3" Sticker Maker-a perfect fit! Remove string and adhere patterned paper to front of tag, trim off any excess.
3.Spread a layer of Gesso across Fish Lattice Stencil, I placed mine to one side of my tag. Then because I am impatient, I dried it with my heat gun. (Here is what I love about stencils-the possibilities are endless-it can look like fish or not, it's all in the layering!)
4. Once the Gesso is all dried, I painted black (Stiletto) Glimmer Glam paint on top. I really smushed it into the cracks, as I was going for a spooky, dark look to enhance the Bo Bunny embellishments and papers.
5. Rub off the excess to really show off all of that texture!
6. Now for another layer-I really wanted it to sparkle, but in a subtle way-so I rubbed Lime Green Stickles into all of the texture and cracks and crevaces!
7. I chose embellishments from Bo Bunny's Fright Delight collection that were both a bit spooky and dark, but also kinda cute. I love juxtaposing opposites! I also considered more textures, smooth epoxy brads, dimensional stickers, glittery brads and of course a few tags to add more layers!
8. Of course, my 3" Sticker Maker from Xyron provided the perfect adhesive for all of these little bits and pieces! Once they were all in place, I was so pleasantly pleased with the end results! I am already thinking up my next tag idea!
If you follow my artsy blog, then you know I like to create these little inpsirational works of art to display all over my home. I think it is imperative to plant "good thoughts" in your noggin throughout your day, so by having these altered giant playing cards around my home, I do just that!
Supplies- Stencil Girl 6x6 Fish Lattice Stencil by Lizzie Mayne, Xyron 5" Creative Station (permanent adhesive) black foam squares from Xyron's Teresa Collins Adhesive kit, Bo Bunny's The Avenues Doors patterned paper and journal contents, Liquitex Modeling paste, Tattered Angels-Pumkin Spice Glimmer Mist, Adirondack Metallics Acrylic Dabber-Pearl, vintage sewing patterns, jumbo playing cards from the dollar store.
*For this piece, I used Liquitex Modeling paste on the Stencil Girl Fish Lattice stencil, for the first layer-again used my heat tool to dry it, then painted the modeling paste with the pearl dabber. I wiped off the excess, trying not to get it in the crevases-as I wanted a more distingued pattern this time. I then sprayed glimmer mist thru the stencil to add some color and a little pattern repetition. For the journaling card, I ran some vintage pattern thru my Xyron 3" sticker maker and randomly adhered pieces of the pattern around the edge of the card, then inked it and added a little bit of glimmer mist to repeat the color. The journaling card is adhered to the larger card base with black foam squares found in Xyron's Teresa Collins adhesive kit.