Why I Love Soft Stenciling [Simon’s Hey Bestie Release]
There are so many ways to use stencils, I had a hard time deciding how I wanted to use the new Simon Says Stamp Peony Bouquet stencil! Have you seen this pretty stencil from their Hey Bestie release? I love the cluster of peonies and the multiple ways you can arrange them on your cards.
I opted for a multicolored, soft stenciling effect. Often times with multicolor stenciling, we mask off specific areas that we want to be certain colors. This time I’ve gone for a softer, more blended approach, letting each color meld into the next.
Do you know which tool helps me to best get this effect? A blending brush. Not daubers; not blending tools – a brush. The bristles of the brush apply the ink more softly than either of the other tools I mentioned, which makes achieving this look so much easier!
Blending Brushes I Love
And do you know why I love this soft blended look? Because it gives a gorgeous, dreamy effect that you can’t quite achieve when you block off the colors!
Let me show you what I’m talking about … press play on the video!
I finished off this stenciling by turning it into a card with just some simple embellishing. There is a fun, stacked sentiment from the new Miss You Missy stamp set, a few Nuvo Dream Drops on the centers of each peony, and of course a sprinkling of pretty sequins here and there.
So now I’m curious … do you like the soft stenciling look?? Let me know in the comments below!
The new Hey Bestie collection from Simon Says Stamp is absolutely gorgeous!
Be sure to check out all the new stamps, dies, stencils and more … you are going to love them all!
NEW DESIGNS I’VE CREATED
I’m really excited about the new stamps and dies I’ve created for this Hey Bestie release. You can see them all below!
I have a video coming tomorrow featuring the envelope dies, which I hope you will not only enjoy watching, but also find helpful. Stay tuned for that!
Free Gift with Purchase!
Right now Simon has this great free gift with purchase offer going on during the month of January (or while supplies last), where you can get this Crafter’s Companion stamp set free with your next purchase that includes Crafter’s Companion products.