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;Â generally they areÂ used withÂ 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 beautifulÂ zentangle designs are!
For this technique, you’llÂ need the following:
- Fine-tip pen
Let me show you how I do it. First is the basic stenciling.Â I sponged distress ink over the stencil to create a colorful background. Tip: I use a sponge dauber for detailed stencils.
For this project, IÂ choseÂ 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 didÂ random designs, nothing fancy or perfect. If you want some great design ideas, take aÂ look atÂ 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 addingÂ a die-cut sentiment. SinceÂ the background is so colorful, I tried to keepÂ the embellishments to a minimum. Here is my finished card with a stenciled and faux zentangled look.
Hope you like it!
Shown aboveÂ is another card with the same technique. It’s a fun technique. IÂ hope you give it a try. Don?t forget to share your creations at the CardMaker Facebook page;Â 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.Â