Saturday, July 23, 2016

July Leading Lady Diane Jaquay | Take Three

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Our July Leading Lady, Diane Jaquay, is back for her triumphant third performance!  If you missed learning more about Diane...CLICK HERE or her smashing debut you must see it...CLICK HERE or her sensational second performance taking on a single cutaway (die) set CLICK HERE.  Diane shows her mastery of another product today!

Without further ado, Diane....

Hello there!  So happy that you're joining me again today for my third performance as Winnie & Walter's July Leading Lady!  Today I'll be showing you some fun techniques to try with your Winnie & Walter Creative Screenings stencils. 




I think in order to describe how I made this first card it will be easier to do by writing the steps in numerical order rather than just describing them in a paragraph.  So here we go:

1.  Cut a piece of thin paper (typing paper works well) using Cover Model: The Leaf Effect Cutaway.  You'll be using this as a "stencil".

2.  Place the leaf "stencil" on a white card base (4 1/4 X 5 1/2), and do whatever taping you need to do to secure it.  Use Tumbled Glass Distress Ink and an ink blending tool to color in the leaves.  Work gently so as not to tear the paper.

3.  Leaving the leaf "stencil" in place, place Scenery: Do You See What I See? Creative Screenings stencil over top of it and secure it with tape.  Apply Lucky Clover Distress Ink with an ink blending tool.

4.  Remove the stencils and bask in the magic that appears before your eyes!

This technique can be done with any stencils.  The trick is to apply your lighter color ink first to the stencil with the bigger opening (in this case the leaf stencil), and apply your darker ink color second using a more detailed stencil.  I hope that makes sense.  For the rest of this card, I cut the wreaths from In Bloom: Paulina's Greenery Cutaways from white card stock, both the solid and outline, and glued them together.  I stamped 2 of the birds, and the word "love", from LS Exclusives: So Tweet with Evelin T. Designs on white card stock, fussy cut them, and arranged them on my card (I made this before I had the matching dies).  I stamped the rest of the sentiment below the word love to finish the card.  I really wanted the stenciled background to be the star of this card so I kept the toppings as simple as possible!




This next card uses a technique where you apply color directly to your stencil, spay it lightly with water, and then press it to your paper, so what shows up on your paper is the reverse of the openings in the stencil.




1.  Apply ink directly from the ink pad to the front of Scenery: Into the Woods Creative Screenings.  I used Mowed Lawn and Shabby Shutters Distress Inks, alternating the colors on the stencil.

2.  Spray the stencil from a distance of about 12", applying a light, even mist to the ink.  Be careful not to add too much water, this step just takes practice.

3.  Turn the stencil over onto a piece of white card stock (ink side down).  Place a paper towel over the stencil and press gently over the entire thing.  This will help to blot up any extra water/ink, and assist you in pressing the ink into the paper.

4.  Remove the stencil.  If any of the areas seem to not have received enough ink you can reapply in just those areas.  The effect is not meant to be completely smooth, as you can see in my card above the green is very splotchy.  I actually did some watercoloring over the green splotches with more green ink to fill in spaces, since this is supposed to look like a forest.

5.  When your card stock is dry, proceed to add some depth and dimension to your white trees using Copic markers or whatever coloring medium you choose.  I used several shades of grey Copics and did very simple coloring around the edges of the trees until I got the effect I wanted.  I also added some horizontal lines to the trees.  The coloring of the trees with the Copics is what really brought this card to life!

Please trust me when I say this was VERY easy to make and honestly anyone could achieve the same results.  I really love doing things like this because it's fun and feels like play and doesn't have to be "perfect"!  To finish the card I die cut the word "prayers" from The Big, the Bold and Comfort Cutaways twice, one time from a specialty silver paper and a second time from a piece of white fun foam.  I then glued the silver word on top of the foam word to create dimension on my card.  I stamped the word "heartfelt", from The Big, the Bold and Comfort, with black ink.  I stamped the cardinal from Happiest of Holidays with Evelin T. Designs on white card stock, colored it with Copic markers, and fussy cut it.  I perched the bird on the word "prayers" using some foam tape.  I really love how this card turned out, it really does make me feel like a true artist :)




This next card is really a party on a card, isn't it?!  I used the same technique as I used on the "prayers" card, but in addition to that I also used the stencil in a traditional manner.

1.  Apply ink to the front of Scenery: Pattern of the Rings.  I used Picked Raspberry, and Spiced Marmalade, applying the Raspberry ink through the middle on a diagonal and the Marmalade on each side of the Raspberry.

2.  Spray the stencil from a distance of about 12", applying a light, even mist to the ink.  Be careful not to add too much water, this step just takes practice.

3.  Turn the stencil over onto a piece of white card stock (ink side down).  Place a paper towel over the stencil and press gently over the entire thing.  This will help to blot up any extra water/ink, and assist you in pressing the ink into the paper.

4.  Remove the stencil.  If any of the areas seem to not have received enough ink you can reapply in just those areas.  The effect is not meant to be completely smooth, as you can see in my card above the ink is splotchy.

5.  When the card stock is dry, place Scenery: Pattern of the Rings back over it, lining up the holes where they should be.  Tape the stencil in place and apply Picked Raspberry and Spiced Marmalade to the stencil openings.

6.  Trim the right side of the panel using Goldie Trim Cutaways.  I also cut a piece of gold glitter paper using Goldie Trim Cutaways.

7.  Cut the word "party" from The Big, the Bold and Party Cutaways twice, one time from gold glitter paper and one time from black card stock.  Place them on your card, staggered slightly.

8.  Stamp the words "it's", "your", and "day", from The Big, the Bold and Party, on black card stock and emboss in white.  Trim them down into words strips.

To finish this card I added a strip of gold glitter tape along the left side of a black card base, added my main panel, and added a few black sequins.  Like I said, a party on a card!

I hope that you'll try out some of these fun techniques with your stencils.  There are a lot of stencil techniques on Pinterest and You Tube and I'm sure if you take the time to look around you'll find some you might like to try.  Please be sure to pop over to my blog, It's all about the ART!, and leave a comment for a chance to win a $30.00 gift certificate to Winnie & Walter!  I'll be drawing a random winner at the end of the month from all those who leave comments on my blog for my Leading Lady posts during the month!


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21 comments:

  1. As promised, here I am - coffee in hand! Diane, thank you!!! You've given us three really fun techniques to try with our wonderful W&W Creative Screenings that I'd never have dreamed of on my own! Fabulous cards! Yay!!! xx
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  2. All three of your cards are totally fabulous Diane ...I love the way you have created the different backgrounds on each of them ...Definitely inspiring :)

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  3. Fantastic cards !! Thank you for sharing some amazing ways to use stencils :)

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  4. Gorgeous cards with fabulous backgrounds! The wreath die has long been on my wish list.... so pretty with those sweet birds!

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  5. Awesome cards! Love all the details and those birds!

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  6. Fabulous tips!! I need to use my stencils more!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  7. Oh my goodness these are gorgeous Diane! I am terribly behind the times as I don't have any stencils yet only a few alphabet/journalling ones from my scrapbooking days. I have them on my wish list but now I really need them.

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  8. WOW! Diane, today's cards are gorgeous, elegant and fabulois. I love the creative ways you use the stencils, die sets and stamps.

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  9. So many wonderful creations Diane, you have done Winnie and Walter proud. Brilliant.

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  10. Wow! Beautiful cards and colours!!!

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  11. Just Fabulous! Love the different techniques using in all your creations using stencils! Love the color splash!

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  12. Oh WOW!! Your cards are STUNNING!! I love all the techniques you used!

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  13. Love them all! Such beautiful cards Diane!

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  14. Love stencils and love what you did with them! You used some fun techniques with amazing results, which make me love the last card a little bit more than the previous ones... it looks so cool and stylish at the same time!

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  15. Fabulous cards. I've thought about layering the leaf cut-away onto itself, but using it with another stencil is really cool too.

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  16. Loving what you have achieved with these fab stencils, awesome stuff! xxx

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  17. Love how you used the stencils! These are gorgeous! I want to try this out! Thanks for sharing!

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