Hi! It’s Piali here—today I’m going to share one of my favorite techniques to do with stencils.
Stencils are very trendy nowadays; generally they are used with inks, embossing pastes and paints. I like to doodle over my stenciled backgrounds for a cool Zentangle-ish look. I always admire how intricate and beautiful zentangle designs are!
For this technique, you’ll need the following:
- Fine-tip pen
Let me show you how I do it. First is the basic stenciling. I sponged distress ink over the stencil to create a colorful background. Tip: I use a sponge dauber for detailed stencils.
For this project, I chose a rainbow-color scheme. The photo above shows what the background looked like once I finished applying the inks.
I then moved onto the fun doodling part. I just did random designs, nothing fancy or perfect. If you want some great design ideas, take a look at Pinterest and search for zentangle.
Here’s the background once the stencil is removed. Sometimes I add a little bit of white gel pen doodling for extra fun!
I finished the card by adding a die-cut sentiment. Since the background is so colorful, I tried to keep the embellishments to a minimum. Here is my finished card with a stenciled and faux zentangled look.
Hope you like it!
Shown above is another card with the same technique. It’s a fun technique. I hope you give it a try. Don’t forget to share your creations at the CardMaker Facebook page; I would love to see them.
Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!
Supplies used: Cardstock from Papertrey Ink; stencil from Simon Says Stamp; Distress inks from Ranger Industries Inc.; enamel dots from My Mind’s Eye; die from Lil’ Inker Designs.