Wednesday, August 07, 2019

Splitcoast Tutorial: Acrylic Stencil Deboss

It's my turn to share a tutorial over on Splitcoast! It has been my pleasure over the last few years to work with Clearsnap to present tutorials using their products, and with the announcement that they will be closing.... this is our last collaboration. I'm truly so sad to see them go.

Supplies used:
ColorBox® Art Screens Trios - Disco
Spellbinders Coffee Brewing die set
A Jillian Vance Design - Perk Up clear set
Simon Says Stamp - Small Folded Banners die set
Impression Obsession Ornament Flourish die set

This week's technique is called Acrylic Stencil Deboss, and I hope you'll visit the tutorial page to see how it's done! The technique begins with a stencil impression, which you can achieve using a die cutting machine - you'll need to have an embossing pad on the bottom, then cardstock, and your stencil on the top. The Crossover II machine I have works great for this technique, since I can set the pressure to accommodate the extra thickness - those are on sale this month, so if you've been thinking about a new machine, now is a great time to get one at 30% off!  

Here's a second sample -I used the same stencil, but used the back side of the cardstock for a reverse impression. This truck die set from Spellbinders is one of my favorites!

Supplies used:
ColorBox® Art Screens Trios - Disco
Spellbinders Truckin' Through the Seasons die set
Spellbinders So Many Sentiments Etched die set
Maker's Movement Pierced Circles Nested Essential Die Set
Impression Obsession Treat the World cling stamp

I hope you're having a great week! I'm overwhelmed, not gonna lie! School starts next week, the State Fair starts Thursday, I have stamp art deadlines looming, commissions in progress, and a mountain of products to review, and I just saw that new Fall dies are in the chute... all good things, just all at once.... acckkk! How do you balance life when you're overwhelmed?

Thanks for stopping by!

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1 comment:

  1. I DO LOVE that you can emboss with stencils, Dina! Your cards look GREAT!!! I like the coffee pot & the truck! ;)

    As for "How do I balance life when overwhelmed?"
    Take a deep breathe, make a list & prioritize those things needing to be done. Knock them out one by one! But, be sure to put Time With God FIRST, & ask Him for help as you begin each day! It's THE ONLY WAY I can get through overwhelming jobs/life! ;)<3