Monday, August 26, 2013

New tutorial on the Flourishes blog!

Stencils are a popular element to use in mixed media. They're a very simple tool, but they can be expensive. Today over on the Flourishes blog I'll show you how I used the simple supplies below to create a homemade stencil. There's a video there that will show you several ways to use stencils, too.

Hope you'll join me!!

Here's one of the cards I made in the video, using the stencil with watercolors to add some fun to my background. I designed the sentiments for this set, called Old Tea Rose. The panel is watercolored with Shinhan Premium Watercolors.


Hope you have a great week! I have been holding down the fort while my husband is away on a surprise trip to the States. One more week... one more week... but a very FULL week with a long list of things to do! [Hopefully] I'll be finishing up the videos and instruction for a colored pencil course I'm writing, finalizing my outline for a few teaching opportunities here on campus this week, getting my class syllabus ready for another health class which starts Sept. 4th, getting the info I need to distribute worm medicine to all the kids on campus, and imagine, my kids want to learn and even EAT this week!!?

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Hi Dina - love your tutorial on how to create your own stencils, different ways to use them, and this incredible card with the 'lifelike' rose popping off the corner! You sure wear a lot of hats - enjoy? passing out deworming meds to the kids :/

  2. Francie in Montreal8/27/2013 7:55 AM

    Beautiful card... love the sentiment and the background you've created with your stencil. Your water-colouring is gorgeous. Have a great week.

  3. This is such a great idea, you could also use left over packaging from products, like the kind that comes with dies. The card by the way is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Gorgeous card, lovely colors and style, off to check out your video :)

  5. I left you a comment on the flourishes blog too but wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed the video. Love your ideas to watercolor through the stencil and layer your stencils. I will have to make some of my own stencils too. Beautiful, beautiful cards too. :) Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  6. Wow, what a great and gorgeous card you are showing here.
    The colouring is fantastic and your background fits perfect with it.
    Beautiful work.
    Groetjes Gery