Welcome to the Totally Techniques Blog Hop! I’m Lynsay Mahon, from Edmonton, Alberta Canada. Each month, our team chooses a technique to feature. It’s a fun way to see different, creative interpretation of techniques from around the world! This month, our team chose to feature using stencils or masks.
I love the texture a stencil can add to the background of a project. I wanted to pull out my shimmery white embossing paste to add a heightened, shimmery texture on the background.
I started with Shimmery White Cardstock and did a watercolor wash with Soft Seafood to create a painted, splattered background. Once it was dry, I used the So Many Snowflakes Dies and cut out my own stencil. I used the pallet knives to apply the embossing paste, being careful to remove any excess and cleaning the tools when complete.
The die created a delicate and subtle background that looks cute over the watercolor background.
I used the Stitched Shapes Dies (one of my favs!) to create the layered circles on the card.
Something that I noticed when creating the snowflake mask was that there are little “nordic” looking hearts in the negative cut outs. I used those to create the Petal Pink heart embellishments.
I hope you’ve enjoyed my interpretation of making a homemade mask to add texture to your projects! Be sure to hop along with the rest of the team so you can enjoy the array of creative projects!
Have fun crafting!
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