Saturday, August 28, 2010

Book Study - Stencil Techniques

This week in the NGS group we are looking at stenciling techniques in Julia Andrus' book "Paper Transformed". Julia discusses stencils, positive stencils produce a negative image on paper and a negative stencil produces a positive image on the paper.
She shows how you can make your own stencils out of punched images. Here I made a large stencil cut out of a die.
Julia shows how you can make negative stencils (or a mask) I used the punched out pieces and added removable adhesive to the underside to keep them in place while adding ink.
Julia also demonstrates Overstenciling, where negative and positive images are stenciled together, making a bold & graphic statement. (Her example with leaf stencils in her book is stunning). In the photo below, I have added a positive stencil over my negative stencil:
Continued mixing the same positive and negative stenciled images with different colors of dye ink to create a background with depth:
I finished my background with stamps. Stamping a similar flourish with gold Encore! ink. Stamping a french script with dark Distress ink, and using this same ink to color the edges of the paper:
I now have a rich background to use in a project:


CreativSpirit said...

Thanks for sharing your experiments with the techniques Carol. I love the paper that you finished up with.


chrissy said...

WOW... I love this as a background. I never thought of making my own stencils using the dies that I have.

Maggi said...

Beautiful - and I like the idea of using punched CS as either a mask or stencil. I have some Spellbinders dies that might work well. And, I'm wondering if I can punch through mylar or some other lightweight plastic/acetate? Sounds like I need to do some experimenting.

Creatively Lisa said...

This is beautiful...I've got to play with this technique. I just love the results.

Created By You said...

Fabulous project, thanks for sharing your book study of the technique, can't wait to try it myself!

Gaby Bee said...

I too love stencils. Your paper looks fabulous! Thanks for sharing!

Melita said...

WOW !!!! I just have to have a go at doing that , its stunning ! ...Many thanks for sharing ..hugs Melita xx