Monday, September 19, 2022

Impression Obsession product focus - Stencils

Today the Impression Obsession team is taking some time to feature one of our newest product lines - stencils! I worked so hard this year to learn how to design these, and I'm so very proud to be able to share them, and to see them being used! I hope you get a lot of ideas and inspiration today! I'll just be over here beaming. 

There are some standalone stencils and some layered sets  - I've got a layered set to show off today. This is a set of 3 stencils that stack (I took notes on how these came out and the layered sets will be even better next time!) to create a realistic, shaded image. This set is really large - the stencils are 5x7, and my card below is 5x7 so you can see that leaf in all its glory. You can use it on larger projects, or span it over 2 A2 card fronts to save time.

For this card I used watercolor paper, and instead of dry-brushing ink, I misted my watercolor palette and brushed paint across the openings of the stencils. For the 3rd layer, I pulled out one of my Colorbox mists so I could get the effect of those age spots leaves get as they dry. Once the paint was dry, I added a drop shadow with a Copic marker, and a few more splatters around the edge. 

NOTE: these stencils are very forgiving with sprays and a wet watercolor brush, but if you are dry brushing ink, you'll want to use Pixie Spray or something similar to keep your stencil well in place. 

Watercolor paper has layers as well, so I tore and shredded the edge with my fingernail, and added a little brushed ink there too.

The sentiment here is from my fall Eeyore set - I have used this stamp a lot! Perfect fit on those new stitched tag dies too.

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Be sure to check out the other designers' blogs for inspiration - see the I.O. blog for all the details! I would love to know your thoughts on the stencils - also if you have requests, I'd love to hear them!

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