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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

border stencil basics...

and more...

one of the most popular stencils from the latest release is this borders stencil...

it's a great basic "go to" stencil with lots of options...

so, if you already have it...
I thought I'd share several ways to use just one portion of it...

today, I'll focus on the square-ish... 
"diamond-ish" pattern on the right...



line up the stencil at the bottom of a tag...
ink & you get this...
I used cornflower blue...


now, reposition the stencil to act as a mask & cover up the stenciled pattern...


ink with another color...
to create this multi colored border...




now reposition the stencil again to add another row of color...

you can keep repeating this to create a full custom multicolored background...
and it's quick & E A S Y!

use 2 colors...
or a different color for each row...




here's an example...
this is the back of my stencil binder...

 have a multicolored border at the bottom & a single coordinating stenciled row at the top...


same story here...
PLUS...
with the stencil in place, you can easily stamp or stencil thru the stencil to add a pattern...
that's the little polka dots you see...

stamped with the stencil in place, 
on only one of the rows...

the polka dots were added thru 
the coneflower stencil the same way, 
to change up the flower petals...



same thing here...

that's the new rose SiSi...
combined with the mini hosta leaves...




it's also fun to stencil one row at the bottom of a tag, then follow the lines & cut the tag to have a zig zag bottom...




like this...




and here's another way to use it...

mask off half of the diamonds...
I used painters tape across the top portion of the stencil...


here's the stencil on a tag...


ink thru it...


and TADA...

because only half the stencil got inked...

now it's a banner!


so...
one basic stencil can be used lots of ways...

here's another...

you can add embossing powder and emboss just one select row, then ink the other rows...
that's a fun effect too!

think about the possibilities when you...

make art!
wendy
ps...
I'm off to work on a fun blog post for Friday...
see you then!

23 comments:

Tammy J said...

O WOW this is awesome. How would have thought to use one stencil in so many ways. Your mind is awesome and thanks for sharing. Now I need to buy that stencil. LOL

Becca Cruger said...

I've got so many ideas rolling through my brain now. Gorgeous makes!

jan metcalf said...

Great stencil tips Wendy!

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Fabulous ideas, Wendy. Thanks for inspiration

Marci said...

Wonderful tips! Thank you.

Scrapthat said...

very cool Wendy...TFS!

Redanne said...

Love the ideas you are featuring today, love how your mind works too! Anne x

HelenRae Tarantino said...

I am inspired! Thanks!

Alyce said...

Thanks for the great ideas!

Wilma said...

Ooow, yeah, sure need that stencil!!!

Jean said...

Such wonderful information!!!

SusanK said...

Sure hope Amy has plenty for Saturday!

Helen said...

great tips, love the diamonds, they look fab!!

Lisa said...

Oh wow, all are gorgeous!! What a creative way to use the stencils!! Thanks for the inspiration!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Dorothy said...

It all looks fantastic!!

Jane said...

I love these ideas, thanks so much

Craftychris said...

Fabulous ideas! I now need this stencil! xxx

Anita Houston said...

LOVE this stencil and love the multi colored line up! Gorgeous projects too!

Stephanie Rodgers said...

Great ideas Wendy! I love when you show us different ways to get the most out of our stuff!

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

I love every one of these ideas, thank you.

stamping sue said...

I don't normally buy border anything but this stencil has some possiblities. thanks for sharing.
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Dixie said...

what stamp is it that the saying came from that is on the middle completed tag...the coneflower stencil one? It says "accept what is..." I love it and need to embrace it! Wasn't sure "who" put it out...thanx

Buttons said...

So, SO pleased to see these BEAUTIFUL new colours Wendy! They are real MUST HAVES and will be perfect for all those floral stamps/stencils. Jenny x