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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Template Stenciling

This card is a little different.  It comes out of experiments using templates as stencils with dimensional paint.  I made this card for a challenge on the Paper Wishes Message Board, but had already started playing with the butterfly template this way before I saw the challenge.  

Templates/Stencils: The butterflies are from the HOTP template 15 Butterflies and Dragonflies, and the frame is a Crafter's Workshop template called 12 x 12 Fancy Frames.  I also used a metal stencil for the greeting - again with dimensional paint. The hardest part about this card was waiting long enough for the dimensional paint to dry.  Hitting it with a heat gun tends to cause extra warping and I didn't want that. 

Background: I started by using blue dimensional paint with the frame template directly on the front of the card.  After removing the stencil, I sprinkled white fun flock over it for some added texture.

Sentiment: The greeting started with a die-cut square (Spellbinder's Fleur de Lis Squares) of blue glimmer paper. The stencil I used was a heart-shaped one with this message inside it (made by Heritage Handcrafts).  I masked what I didn't want to use, then used white dimensional paint over the words.

Embellishments: The butterflies were also stenciled with white dimensional paint on blue glimmer paper.  After the paint dried, I fussy cut around them, leaving a narrow border of blue paper.  I folded the wings along the body and then made antennae from thin 34 gauge wire which I glued to the back.  I added black FlowerSoft to the center to form the body and attached them with double sided tape JUST along the body. 

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