There are many ways you can use stencils, but today I will be sharing a 3 variations to working with stencils, all paired with Copic markers. Copics are alcohol-based, which means that when colored on Yupo paper, they react just like alcohol inks.
I created a total of three, abstract designs; in the video above, you can learn how I built each one. Because the techniques are easy but involved, I did not include how I finished each card in the video. All the details on the finishing touches are explained below!
The serene colors in the background, using the Spring Garden stencil, really inspire me! I loosely watercolored some Starry Flowers florals in similar color tones and layered those onto the background with Like Magic sequins from Neat & Tangled.
Altenew’s Hope stamp and die set was perfect for the sentiments on this card; I cut the die from Lavender cardstock and white embossed the sentiment onto Soft Navy cardstock. Finally, I used Morning Dew Nuvo Drops to add a dome-effect on the sequins.
This next card has a bold, feminine feel; I was really pleased with how the Molded Lines stenciled background paired with another Altenew set, the Rose Filament dies. These loose floral silhouettes are cut with white cardstock 4 times and adhered to the background.
I cut a few letters from Altenew’s Bold Caps Alphabet set and Tonic Studios’ Copper Mine mirror card, spelling out the word “you”. I gold heat embossed a couple of supporting sentiments onto colored cardstock, using the Just Because stamp set.
The final finishing touch on this beauty was adding some sequins. I adore the Light and Luminous and Peach Beach sequins mixes, both of which I have scattered onto this card. Each sequin had a layer of Morning Dew Nuvo Drops over top for that special bit of embellishing.
The last card I made for this release is by far my favorite! I was really pleased with the combination of movement and texture this City Scene stenciled background has. I die cut an entire sentiment with Altenew’s Fine Alphabet and Simple Alpha letter die sets. I cut them from three colors of Tonic Studios mirror card (Silky Sky, Purple Mist and Frosted Silver), as I love how the satin finish contrasted with the background.
To add a bit of additional interest to this scene, I splattered on some white spray ink from Altenew, and adhered Pretty Pink Posh star confetti in random places. You can’t possibly have a night sky without stars!
I hope you enjoyed all of these cards that I have shared with you today, featuring new Altenew stencils and Copic markers used as alcohol inks! Remember to check out the video at the top of this post if you haven’t already; in that tutorial, I walk you through the steps I took to create each inked background.
You can reference the entire hop list on the Altenew blog.
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Thank you so much for stopping by and visiting with me today! I hope you enjoy your Thursday! :)