VIDEO: 8 1/2" x 11" Mixed Media Layout // Stretch Your Stash - Doily Stencils

April 22, 2017

Let's face it, we all have a large collection of doilies in our stashes. Hello everyone, my name is Katelyn and I have an addiction to doilies. Today I am here to help you with your doily addiction! As part of my Stretch Your Stash series, I decided to take on doilies. While I do have other ideas in my brainstorming book, rest assured that this one is just the beginning of our doily take down. Let's just jump right into it.  

This layout is a stunning piece of reds and pinks not to mention all of the glitter involved. For some people, this is a lot and I understand that. I'm trying to experiment more often with color which you may or may not see in a new upcoming collab series (wink, wink). The doily stencil is a fairly straightforward concept. You use the doily ass a stencil for a spray ink or mist or whatever you have that is light weight. This technique will most certainly not work well with modeling pastes or paints. I do some more explanation and tips on how to achieve this fun textured look in my process video.

I think the hardest part of this entire layout was the clean up. If you have red or even pink stains or sprays, beware that they will make your hands look like they are covered and I mean covered in blood. After ten minutes of vigorous scrubbing you'll be okay. I mixed and matched the style of doilies that I used, but there's nothing wrong with using the same pattern all of the paper or maybe even doing just one stencil. Do what you please with your pages ladies! I am just here for inspiration purposes.

This cluster, although simple, is one of my favorites (even if it is slightly out of focus). I used some die cut hearts from Recollections and American Crafts washi tape as the main components. I topped those with a Simple Stories phrase sticker and a Heidi Swapp gold glitter heart sticker. I thought that since there were three of us that three hearts would be cute too.

I had a lot of sets of three on this layout. This not only helps with the visual triangle, but it also helps with cohesiveness. I used the gold glitter stickers in three places, the washi tape in three places, and the sequins in three places. This really helps tie the entire layout together!

This title is a really fun and really glittery piece on the layout. I really wish I could've gone with "bowling babes" instead, but this is still cute. Plus, I got to use more of these really hard to use for me Heidi Swapp glitter letters. The main problem I have with them is that I can't tell if they are red or pink! I also added a Heidi Swapp glitter chipboard hexagon to add even more glitter.

Lastly, you get a little glimpse of the Elle's Studio die cut piece I slipped next to the photo. I really hope you guys enjoyed this idea for extending the life of your doilies. Don't forget to save those colored ones that were stencils! If you have suggestions for more items you'd like to see stretched let me know in the comments. Thank you so much for stopping by!

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