Sunday, April 21, 2019

STAMPlorations Stencil Sunday

Hi there,

today, I have the huge honor to present four projects using the fabulous ARTplorations Stencils in this Stencil Sunday Feature over on the STAMPlorations Blog.

My first project is this Coffee Tag:

  • stamp the STAMPlorations Coffee Bags & Donut with Versafine Vintage Sepia
  • color the image with Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils
  • add highlights with a white gel pen and extra dimension with Nuvo Crystal Glaze
  • cut out one of the CUTplorations Stitched Tags from kraft cardstock
  • stamp the sentiment from the STAMPlorations What's Brewing set with Versamark and heat-emboss it with WOW! Bright White Super Fine embossing powder
  • apply Distress Oxide Ink Ground Espresso through the ARTplorations Dots 'n' Beans stencil with a Mini Ink Blending Tool
  • use that same ink color to dye a piece of torn seam binding
  • add some droplets of pearlized water
  • thread the seam binding through the hole of the tag

My second project is this Mixed Media Canvas:

  • apply Modeling Paste through the ARTplorations Peeking Dahlias stencil and let it dry thoroughly
  • add color with watered-down Distress Paints (Spun Sugar, Peacock Feathers, Shaded Lilac, Tumbled Glass)
  • use some Charcoal Powder mixed with water to grunge up the edges
  • stamp the dot texture from the STAMPlorations Mixed Media Grunge set with Archival Ink Watering Can for even more texture
  • stamp some dots using Distress Paint Peacock Feathers and bubble wrap
  • add the sentiment from the STAMPlorations Say it big: Collect Moments set with Versafine Smokey Gray and heat-emboss it with DIY Glitter embossing powder
My third project uses a summer color combination:

  • create a background strip on watercolor paper with the help of the ARTplorations A Whale's Tale stencil, Distress Oxide Inks (Carved Pumpkin, Twisted Citron, Wilted Violet) and water from your Mini Mister
  • stamp the beach chair with Versafine Vintage Sepia and color the image with Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils
  • add some sparkle and shine using Wink of Stella Clear Glitter
  • cut out the CUTplorations Relax from kraft cardstock and use the negative on the card
  • add some splatters with watered-down black Stabil All pencil
  • cut the top right corner with a 1'' corner rounder

On my fourth and final project I used one of the beautiful new ARTplorations Faces stencils:

  • create a watercolor background on a piece of watercolor paper using Avery Elle Liquid Watercolors
  • apply Distress Oxide Ink Black Soot through the ARTplorations Faces: Pensive stencil
  • add a little two-layered flower cut with the help of one of the dies from the CUTplorations Trendy Spring Blossoms set - one layer is cut from glitter paper and one from vellum
  • add a little glitter enamel dot in the center of the flower
  • stamp the sentiment from the STAMPlorations Noteworthy 2 set with Versafine Onyx Black
  • add a strip of pink glitter paper to the left side of the panel before adhering it to a cardbase

I hope you got inspired and are looking forward to our next Stencil Sunday.



  1. These are awesome! I really love the coffee tag with the Dots 'n' Beans stencil!

  2. Everything you created is awesome, but my two favs are the coffee tag and the face card. Both are right up my alley! Thanks for sharing your talent.

  3. Tanja! These are awesome! I love the coffee tag one the most! Great colors on the whale tail!!!

  4. All four pieces are fantastic. I can't pick just one, so I'll have to say I found "You are enough" to be absolutely beautiful and very moving for whoever is lucky enough to receive it; and just looking at "relax" somehow made me feel a bit more relaxed. Thanks so much for sharing!

  5. Wonderful projects. Love the
    lady's face. I need to use my
    stencils more - thanks for the

  6. Wonderful variety of stenciled projects. My fave is the coffee tag. You have inspired me to use my stencils more.

  7. All of these are lovely stencil creations - I am liking the coffee and looking at collecting more Face stencils from Stamplorations as well - TFS - beautiful and delightful!

  8. Beautiful artsy and wonderful examples of ways to use all your ARTplorations stencils, Tanja. I loved your descriptions and photos. Hugs...Nancy

  9. Your projects are all gorgeous! My fave is the mixed media canvas, so beautiful!

  10. Great stencil projects -- I especially like the coffee tag!

  11. I love your stencil work! Thanks for the details of how you made each project. :D

  12. Wow, amazing projects! Love the variety of techniques you used with the stencils.

  13. These are fabulous!!! I love the tag with the coffee beans and that last card with the beautiful face!

  14. Great projects. I like them all. The canvas with mixed media is interesting. I'll have to try this.

  15. The coffee beans tag would go good with a gift card for a coffee lover..
    Great cards with the face and the beach chair....well done

  16. I just love your ideas and projects, they are amazing!


Thank you for visiting my blog. Your comments brighten my day.

In line with the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) by commenting you do so in the knowledge that your name and comment are visible to all who visit this blog and thereby consent to the use of that personal information for that specific purpose. For more information read my data privacy statement/Datenschutzerklärung.

Related Posts with Thumbnails