Friday, November 28, 2014

Friday Focus with Tim Holtz Stencils

Welcome to my FIRST Friday Focus with the Frilly and Funkie Team!  This Friday Focus is all about Tim Holtz Stencils. During the next two weeks Linda is generously offering an additional 15% discount on all Tim Holtz Stencils at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. (Editor's Note:  Everything at The Funkie Junkie Boutique is 15% off through midnight Eastern Time on Monday, December 1st).
If you're new to my style I'm all about techniques, combining products and I'm a Timmy Girl.  Here I get to show off my love of my Tim Holtz Stencils (I own them all) and a couple of ways to create with them.  Stencils are so versatile.  Each stencil is capable of many techniques.  I'll show you 5 ways to use a couple stencils with mini tutorials.
Stenciling though with Alcohol Inks and Festive Stencil.

Ink Glossy Paper with alcohol inks watermelon and meadow using a twisting motion.

Layer the stencil over the glossy paper put some alcohol blending solution on a sponge and sponge it through.  Wait a few moments, then repeat.  Do this 3-4 times.  The effect is so pretty.

Create Texture with the Festive Stencil and Embossing Paste.

This is an easy technique used by many.  Layer embossing paste on cardstock and dry.  I sprayed with Distress Spray Stains Fired Brick and Evergreen Bough.

Sentiments and Embossing Paste with Christmas Stencil

I inked cardstock with distress stains picket fence, tumbled glass and broken china and dry.  Pick your words and use embossing paste to create texture.  Oops, forgot to take that photo.

Create your own Resist with the Christmas Stencil. 
Then I inked the Stacked Presents with more stencils.

I layered the Christmas Stencil over some white cardstock then pressed the embossing ink pad through the stencil. 

When the embossing ink is evenly distributed emboss with clear embossing powder and dry.  I sprayed with distress spray stains evergreen bough and peeled paint.

The spray stain resists the embossed stenciled Christmas words creating your own resist background.

Embossing with the Festive Stencil.  Like a texture fade.

You can emboss with your stencils.  By sandwiching your plates and adding the impressions pad and silicon rubber mat you can create an embossed image with your stencil.

It's best to use your larger pattern stencils to emboss.  Add some distress ink festive berries and peeled paint to get that texture to pop. 

The Christmas and Festive Stencils used 5 ways.

All 5 Christmas Cards came out so different using 5 techniques and stencils.

I hope you found some new ways to use stencils.  They are such a great layer to add to your crafting.  With so many styles and techniques the creativity is endless.  Be sure to take advantage of the 15% off Tim Holtz Stencils for this Friday Focus.  It's a great time to add to your stencil stash or start one now that you have some ideas.  (Editor's Note:  Everything at The Funkie Junkie Boutique is 15% off through midnight Eastern Time on Monday, December 1st).

Thanks for stopping by...I hope I did OK :)

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