Hi Everyone! It’s Jenn, aka jk703, here to bring you another tutorial! A lot of times I try to recreate what I can create on a paper layout! One thing that I always liked was paint and splatter…. but then I also liked the opposite. What is the opposite? Today’s post – Tutorial: Stenciling!
For my layout, I’ve used Chelle’s newest delight – Creme de la Peche! It is a gorgeous kit… but make sure you give it a chance, it is very versatile. I’ve used it today on a spring layout of my boys! My layout also uses a template by Scrapping with Liz, and the fonts – Special Elite and Wanderlust. Here is my final image:
Start out with your blank page (by blank – I mean paint-less, lol!):
Add your paint – I have 3 layers here.
Next, you will place your shape above the paint. I’ve chosen leaves. Here are my two leaves layers, and my 3 paint layers:
Next, you will choose one of your leaves. Double click on the thumbnail image, and you will get marching ants around the shape. Now, On EACH paint layer, click on the layer and delete. The paint within the shape will be taken out. Do this for each shape you have, as I had to do it for each leaf, on each layer of paint.
Once you are done deleting paint, turn off your shape layers. And my page after deleted paint, and turned off leave layers:
Really. That’s all that you have to do to mimic a stencil. You can do this with flowers, doily, and so much more. Here are some layouts the CT came up with for stenciling.
Karen made this lovely creation! Just look at the lacy edgers – perfect stenciling. Plus, I really like the mixed font and alpha title work. She used Creme de la Peche and SWL template Recyclables 29.
Lisa used Bunny Hop. She used the splashes and eggs to make her stenciling! Look at that line of pictures. My favorite is the candid silly one!
Jan made this super fun page from the Grizzly River Rafting Co. Ride – perfect for the water splash out of the spray – put on top of the bottom photo and behind the journaling tags. She used In the Forest and In The Pool, plus a retired Little Green Frog Designs template.
This Tutorial: Stenciling doesn’t have to be messy, and you will love the results! Give it a try.
Thanks for visiting and hoping to see layouts using this technique.