Create a scene by layering stencils

Create a scene by layering stencils

Create a scene by layering stencils 646 1024 Consie Sindet

As part of my Crafter’s Workshop design team duties, I dug into my (now) huge stash of stencils to show you how I layered five different stencils to create a scene on a greeting card.

How to create a scene by layering stencils on a greeting card • AtopSerenityHill.com #mixedmedia #stencils #greetingcardMy best friend, Kristine, is moving to Florida in a week to live with her boyfriend. They have spent more than a year living in separate states and I wanted to give her a card that reflected how happy I am for them!

How to create a scene by layering stencils on a greeting card • AtopSerenityHill.com #mixedmedia #stencils #greetingcardHere is the list of supplies I used:

  • piece of 8.5×11 white cardstock and bone folder to crease it in half
  • Acrylic paints in yellow, olive green, cadmium orange and black
  • Makeup sponges
  • Sharpie pen;
  • Signo Uni-ball white gel pen;
  • Painter’s tape/washi tape
  • Stencils: House • TCW 2061; Mini Sunlit Forest • TCW 517S; Mini Life Tidbits • TCW 504S; Mini Word Association • TCW527S; Daisy • TCW2078

How to create a scene by layering stencils on a greeting card • AtopSerenityHill.com #mixedmedia #stencils #greetingcardMy first step was to add the sun into the corner using the Daisy stencil, a makeup sponge and yellow acrylic paint. Adding paint past the stencil helped extend the rays of the sun.

How to create a scene by layering stencils on a greeting card • AtopSerenityHill.com #mixedmedia #stencils #greetingcard How to create a scene by layering stencils on a greeting card • AtopSerenityHill.com #mixedmedia #stencils #greetingcardMy next step was to add in the trees for the background using the Mini Sunlit Forest stencil. I used the House stencil as a mask on top of the forest so that I could fill in the house later. I kept the paint near the edges of the forest stencil very soft and light so that I could then extend the stencil design to the edges of the card.

How to create a scene by layering stencils on a greeting card • AtopSerenityHill.com #mixedmedia #stencils #greetingcardI extending the tree pattern by randomly moving the stencil around until I liked the way the forest and shadows looked. I didn’t try to line anything up perfectly. I kept the forest a bit hazy.

How to create a scene by layering stencils on a greeting card • AtopSerenityHill.com #mixedmedia #stencils #greetingcardNext I added in cadmium orange to the door and window of the house, taping off the bottom of the stencil to protect the background.

How to create a scene by layering stencils on a greeting card • AtopSerenityHill.com #mixedmedia #stencils #greetingcardI then created some doodles in my fun little house in the trees with a Sharpie pen. You can freehand the outline of the house if you want (that’s what I did) or use the House mask to draw the shape. You have the shape…why not use it!

How to create a scene by layering stencils on a greeting card • AtopSerenityHill.com #mixedmedia #stencils #greetingcardTo personalize this specifically for Kristine and her guy, I added the words Happy (Mini Word Association stencil) and Together with the figures (Mini Life Tidbits stencil) across the bottom of the card in black.

How to create a scene by layering stencils on a greeting card • AtopSerenityHill.com #mixedmedia #stencils #greetingcardThe final step was to add a bit of white here and there with a Signo gel pen and my card is all ready for the note inside to wish my friends much happiness together in their next big adventure!

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17 comments
  • Happysuz May 20, 2015 at 5:20 pm

    this came out great! I used to make a lot of cards and have been wanting to get back to it. I have a friend who would make a batch of cards once a month and send them. I need to get on a similar schedule. Can’t wait to try something like this.

  • Carmen Medlin May 22, 2015 at 3:01 am

    How cool is this??! I love how you made a whole little scene out of it with the sun and the house and everything. It has a happy glow. 🙂

  • Rosie May 22, 2015 at 8:23 am

    Great stencils

  • Clare May 22, 2015 at 5:23 pm

    Super stencilling. Happy PPF

  • Linda K May 22, 2015 at 6:12 pm

    fabulous card and great work coordinating so many stencils on it!!

  • Diane Baker-Williams May 22, 2015 at 7:50 pm

    You make it look so easy! I have not tried layering stencils. Do like using the makeup sponges with acrylic paint. Your card came out wonderfully.

    • Consie Sindet May 29, 2015 at 5:36 pm

      Hi Diane, Happy Friday! Yes, I am loving using the makeup sponges. They are really easy to use and you can get multiple uses out of one by cutting off the ends. Since I got the pack at the dollar store, that makes each application super cheap!!!

  • Julie May 23, 2015 at 5:29 pm

    That turned out great! I really love it! I love how you feel like you’re in the scene.

  • rose May 24, 2015 at 4:40 pm

    Such a sweet embellished stenciled piece!

  • Barb June 6, 2015 at 9:30 am

    That house is adorable! I especially love the shingles. What a lot of creative effort you put into the beautiful card. The recipient will love it! Visiting via SITSSharefest

    • Consie Sindet June 16, 2015 at 4:59 pm

      Thanks, Barb! My friend loved it so much, she said she is going to frame it! The ultimate compliment…

  • JaneEllen June 7, 2015 at 12:05 am

    You are so exceptionally talented Consie. How do you think up techniques like you do?
    The colors you’ve used and way you layered all those stencils boggles this old brain. I Have lots of stencils but would be afraid of mess I’d make if I tried to combine any of mine. Great idea using make up sponges. Always love seeing what you’re making. Hope your hubs appreciates what a special lady you are. What a wonderful card for your friend embarking on her new adventure.
    Happy weekend

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