Monday, January 18, 2016

Adding Color and Detail with Stencil and Mist by Lee-Anne Thornton

Design Team member Lee-Anne Thornton  is featuring our January Main Kit today!


Hello friends!  Today I am sharing a quick tutorial on how to use a stencil and mist to add color and detail to your layouts!

You will need:

  • An acid free black pen, 
  • A small piece of cellophane (I used the packaging from the stencil and cut it in half)
  • Stencil
  • Spray mat or something to place your project on to project your work surface. 

  • Place the stencil on the 12 X 12 piece of white card stock as shown on my layout.  I placed it on the bottom left corner and top right corner.  
  • Take the acid free black pen and trace it around the shape of the stencil. 
  • When the ink is dry, spray some spray mist on a paper plate or craft mat

  • With the cellophane, crumple it in your hand into a ball and place the cellophane in the pool of spray mist.  The cellophane is difficult to photograph as it is transparent.

  • Stamp the cellophane that is loaded with mist onto the traced stencil design as I have done below. Let dry.

  • Take the spray mist bottle and carefully unscrew the cap and use the spray tube to splatter additional mist droplets onto the white card stock.

  • I really like the effect that the stencil and the cellophane "stamp" creates.  Once the mist is dry,  it's time to design your layout.  Have fun!
  • I hope you enjoyed this little technique on how to use a stencil and mist in a creative way.

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Angel said...

Great tutorial. Thanks.

Lee-Anne said...

You are very welcome! :)