MFT: Stencils & Coordinating Supplies
MFT: Stencils & Coordinating Supplies
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Welcome back for another My Favorite Things list!
Today’s list features stencils and products that work really well with them. I am in L-O-V-E with stencils. They are inexpensive, but oh, so versatile! Though many companies now create stencils, I was happy to explore the latest release from Scrapbook.com when they were looking for a few Affiliates to try out their new product line.
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Of course, this MFT wouldn’t exist without stencils in the lineup! I’m featuring the Scrapbook.com stencils, but there’s lots of other companies making stencils today.
I really like the Scrapbook.com stencil line because the designs are unique and versatile and the actual product is well thought out. I like that the stencil is sized to 6″ x 8″. That means that it will work well for all types of papercrafters. You can create a full-size 5×7 card, or use the stencil for a large part of a 12×12 scrapbook design.
Distress Oxide Sprays are fairly new, but oh, so fun! There’s a multitude of ways that you can use these unique sprays in conjunction with stencils. You can spray with the stencil in place, or spray the stencil first then smoosh it on paper. Or, how about doing both? And, since these sprays can be layered, the color combos are endless. You’ll quickly find yourself making all sorts of fun sprayed combos with your stencils!
Distress Inks and Distress Oxides work flawlessly with stencils. You can use them in a traditional way with stencil brushes and foam blenders, or you can explore their water-loving properties and do ink smooshing techniques for beautiful watercolor results!
Embossing Paste is a fun and versatile medium. It is especially effective when paired with stencils. It can be colored with glitter or ink pad re-inkers. Then, spread it across the stencil to create a raised image of the stencil pattern. I love using this combination when I just want to add a little texture in part of a design. A simple swipe can be enough!
Of course, you’ll need either some Domed Foam Blenders or Blending Brushes to apply inks to the stencils! Either of these tools work well and most times depend on personal preference. If I’m going for a lighter ink layer, I’ll go for the brushes. If I want to lay down some intense color, fast, I’ll go for the foam blenders.
I put together a little video showing off the new stencils and some projects where I used the coordinating supplies to create some great looks! Over the next few weeks, I’ll be sharing Project Tutorials for the individual cards.
I hope you enjoyed this My Favorite Things – stencils & supplies roundup! If you have a friend who is into stencils (or should be), be sure to use the share buttons below so they can get some solid advice about stencils and the best supplies to use with them!
Do you love stencils too? What would you add this list? Share with a comment!
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