VIDEO: Mixed Media Tutorial - Three Stencils Challenge! // Layout Process Collab with Marloes!

January 20, 2018

Hi friends and welcome back to my blog! I am participating in a super fun challenge collab with Marloes, otherwise known as The Dutch Scrapper on YouTube! The challenge we decided to tackle was to use three stencils on one layout. When I do stenciling, I typically only use one stencil per layout, so this is quite the tall order! Let's jump right in to this layout. 

This background is a piece of yellow/tan cardstock from Colorbox. I picked out a few stencils and a bunch of mixed media items from my stash to use on this layout. I came up with a fun technique on how to use two stencils at once. Check out the process video and get more details down below. 

This double layered stenciling look can work with a multitude of patterns and mediums. I decided to layer my Fiskars leaf stencil on top of my Heidi Swapp diagonal stencil. I simply taped them down with some washi tape and started to use my ink blending tool with my Tim Holtz Distress inks. I used the following colors to get a nice blended look: Tea Dye, Peacock Feathers, and Lucky Clover. I think I will be using this technique on more layouts often. My poor distress ink want to be used more!

To finish this challenge of using three stencils, I grabbed my Heidi Swapp polka dot stencil. I ran some white Liquitex modeling paste though it for some added texture. As you can see, some of my stencils added color while another one was used to provide texture. Stencils are great tools to build your stash with.

My title which happens to be partially transparent sits on top of some of these stenciled parts. I think it looks so cool! This Pink Paislee die cut letters are awesome. I paired the "hello" with an American Crafts/Amy Tangerine word that reads "sweet" and lastly, added the word "nature" using my Teresa Collins tiny alphabet stickers. They are such a great size for so many different styles of projects.

My photo's layers are quite simple. I used one layer of green patterned paper and then a yellow mustard colored cardstock. I think the yellow and green colors of this spread help the photo pop more. I also included a bunch of layers of washi tape under my photo which got mostly covered up in the end, but that's okay.

I used some very large diecuts on this layout which Is usually now my style. I think that these Recollection leaves and florals are absolutely beautiful and while they don't completely match the scenery in the photo, it gives the same feeling of exploration of nature. I also used an awesome We R Memory Keepers journaling diecut which brings a small pop of blue in.

I hope you enjoyed this process video! What is the greatest number of stencils you have used on one project? Three is definitely my highest! If you have any questions about this layout or products let me know and don't forget to check out the links below.

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