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stencils and texture…

Hello everyone.  Today we have a new challenge at Frilly and Funky, presented by Sue.  Here’s what she has to say about the Stencil and Texture Challenge…  Stencils have become a firm favourite of mine and are really popular in the crafting world now. So, for this challenge let’s see you use your stencils on your projects but also lets see some texture too ! This can be embossing, texture paste or even fabric. Have fun !


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I began with a rectangle of cardboard and a layer of modeling paste applied with a palette knife.  I smoothed it out, without being too fussy about little irregularities.  I set it aside for about 15 minutes.. just long enough for a thin ‘skin’ of dry paste to form on the surface.  Using a stamp with a design of flourishes, I misted the stamp before impressing it into the modeling paste.  It helped the stamp to release from the surface.  I repeated this technique for the sentiment stamp as well…


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The next step was to add color with Gelatos, then spritz the surface with a mist of water and brush the colors around and into each other as desired.  A second and (I think…) perhaps a third layer of color was applied to the damp surface. The panel was set aside to dry.  The sentiment area was given a treatment of Inca Gold in old gold and then silver.  It was buffed with a cloth and then some black gelato was rubbed onto my craft mat, and picked up with a wet brush before being applied to the sentiment.  A cloth was held ready to pick up the excess black, around the lettering.  I left the irregular lettering, rather than painting in the lettering in places where the stamping was shallow and/or the black was removed from the indentations.  For this free-flowing piece, I liked those irregularities!…


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It was my intention to use the cardboard panel as is, but I couldn’t resist the temptation to pull the surface from the corrugations underneath!  The two panels were layered as you see them and then adhered and mounted onto a kraft card stock base.  Using chalks, stenciled swirls and dots were added to the card base and also to the panel, with three colors.  A triple looped bow in an ombréd organza ribbon was added along with the pearl brad…


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The final touches were some hand drawn gilt edges and hand dyed cheesecloth, tucked under two edges.

Once again, I am now short on time!  Once my creative pump has been primed and I would so love to play with other stenciling and texture ideas!  I hope to see your creations for this challenge!


((hugs)) and Blessings,



p.s.  This project is also being entered into these challenges;

Simon Says~ paste

As You Like It~ fav 3-D texture and why (paste, cause I can stamp it, color it and stencil it!)

Ruby’s Rainbow~ texture (everywhere!)

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13 comments to stencils and texture…

  • Holly+Saveur

    very creative Rebecca!

  • Lovely work … beautiful colours!

  • Kathy Jones

    Rebecca, I can’t stop admiring all of the lovely details of your finished piece. I have never tried this technique, but with your detailed tutorial, I just might have to break out of my comfort zone and give these techniques a try!!

    Thank you for always being such a wonderful source of inspiration!!
    Kathy J.

  • What a colourful textured piece Rebecca. Jenny x

  • marci piraro

    Lots of interesting techniques to study,the colors are cheerful and make me think of Spring. Beautiful card. And love that organza ribbon.

  • Wow, this is FABULOUS! Love the colors you chose and all that wonderful texture. I’m a sucker for texture anyway, and this card is loaded with it. I love working with modeling paste but haven’t yet stamped into it. This project inspires me to do so! Thanks so much for sharing, Rebecca!

  • Mary Wolford

    A fantastic and inspiring project! Thank you for the tips- I will be trying this myself and suspect they will be very handy! Gorgeous coloring and touches of embellishments!!!! TFS, Mary

  • Gee this is so creative Rebecca. Judy x

  • Pretty colours and very creative.

    Julie x

  • You have left me speechless, Rebecca!! What an amazing work of art! The texture is amazing and the colors are simply magical. I am so inspired!!

  • What an amazing project! I love the incredible texture you created in your piece through your use of paste and cardboard. And the colors!! I truly adore the energetic and elegant color palette you chose. I also love the gold that you added, which gives it a rich and warm look. Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us for this week’s Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  • Sarah-J W

    Thank you for sharing your fabulous creation with us at As You Like It. It certainly has texture in abundance and such glorious spring colours!! Sarah

  • What a lovely shot of colour – love the stamping into the paste, I’ve still not had much success with doing it at the right moment somehow! Gorgeous!
    Alison x