Monday, 7 October 2013

diy stencils with spellbinders dies

Stencils are all the rage in the crafting world at the moment. Loving Spellbinders dies as I do, I thought I'd make some custom stencils and make a couple of cards using different media through the stencils.

For the first card, I used the Grateful Lattice die to cut a stencil from cardstock. (To protect the cardstock from wear and tear, you could coat it with something like gel medium or modge podge, but it won't last forever!).

I used Glimmermist in Viva Pink to spray though the stencil:

And this is what it looks like once the stencil has been removed:

I added some flowers, a die cut and "hi" to make this card:

For the second card, I cut my stencil with the Die D'Lites Medallion Eight die. I used a palette knife to apply some Paper Artsy Grunge paste:

You can get some amazing height from this medium even though the stencil is really thin:

Once the Grunge paste was dry, I applied some acrylic paint, and then dried it with a heat gun until the paint melted. This bubbling creates extra texture:

I then sponged some Frayed Burlap Distress Ink all over the piece:

and flicked droplets of water to create lighter spots:

Once that was dry, I applied some Viva Inka Gold to emphasise the texture:

I then added a couple of flowers and some Die D'Lites Petite Labels stamped with a Technique Tuesday stamp to create this card:

Thanks for reading until the end of this epic blog post! Here's a list of the Spellbinders dies I have used:

Pink Card
S5-164 Grateful Lattice
S5-123 Asian Accents
S5-197 Font One Lowercase

Blue Card
S2-023 Medallion Eight
S3-205 Petite Labels One


  1. I knew it! The dies work with everything! ;-)

    I love the outcome of your work, so many possibilities and effects! I am inspired, dear! Big Hugs, Baerbel

  2. These are so beautiful Teresa! love how you built that texture! xxx

  3. They are fab cards, you're awesome. love the colours and textures.


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