Neat ‘Nique ~ Colouring Stencils

This week’s Neat ‘Nique (Neat Technique) was learning how to easily colour your stenciled images with Ink Pads

Here’s the finished card and all the supplies you need:

Supplies needed for this card are pictured here

~Assorted cardstock
~Dreamweaver Brass stencil – Large Branch
~Memento Ink Pads – Pear Tart, Bamboo ~Leaves, Rich Cocoa
~Stipple Brushes
~Sponge daubers
~Removeable Tape
~BigShot Die Cutting Machine with Silicone Mat and Impressions Pad
~CuttleBug Houndstooth Embossing Folder

Step 1

It’s a little hard to see, but I used my BigShot, a Silicone Mat and the Impressions Pad to emboss my paper first with the Large Branch Brass Stencil.  This helps the finished image “pop” off the page.

Step 2

Using Removeable tape (so I don’t rip my paper when I’m finished colouring) Tape the stencil to the paper, lining up the embossed image.

Step 3

Using my Sponge dauber and Memento Pear Tart Ink pad, sponge the colour all over the entire image, being sure all the white cardstock is covered.

Using my Stipple Brush (as it has a smaller head) I coloured down the centre of the image in a circular motion with the darker Memento Bamboo Leaves Ink pad.

Because we’ve used the Removeable tape only on the top, it acts like a hinge and we can lift the stencil to see how the image is coming along.

Drop the stencil back into place, and with another Sponge dauber, I’ve added some Rich Cocoa Highlights down the stem and the base of each leaf.

Step 4

Rip the bottom edge of the White cardstock for interest.
Using a larger Stipple Brush and my Memento Rich Cocoa Ink Pad, I’ve distressed the edges of the white cardstock.  In a circular motion I gradually add more ink to each edge until it has the depth I’m looking for.  Be sure you have some scrap paper underneath the image so you don’t ruin your work table.

Use your Sponge Dauber to Ink the edges of the other pcs of cardstock

Step 5

I’ve embossed the Light brown piece of Background Cardstock with the Cuttlebug Houndstooth Embossing Folder, then ran my Sponge Dauber with Rich Cocoa Ink on it, over the top to just pick up the embossed image a little better.

Step 6

Layer and adhere all the pieces of cardstock to each other to build the card, and add a few buttons.  See how easy that was?!

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One Response to Neat ‘Nique ~ Colouring Stencils

  1. Tammy Nicol says:

    so that is what i can do with those brass embossing plates my Aunt gave me. i was going to toss them. thanks p.s. love how practical you make all your paper crafting ideas. i CAN be a scrapbooker and card maker. I WOULD like it if i can suggest something for a future class. i have 3 kids and lots of photos of them (NOT as many as i would like to have – they are all young adults now). I would like to have a class on how to practically get started – or hints on how to get started – i have sorted them over and over in all kinds of ways and yet just dont’ get to them as i feel overwhelmed but those are the reasons why i got into this hobby/way of life. anyway = i chat/type too much already – thanks for reading.

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