Hey crafters… have you ever wanted to make your own stencils? Nicole here on the blog today showing you how I saw a design I liked and then proceed to create stencils of my own. Brother ScanNCut2 CM650W comes pre-loaded with so many designs for cutting anything you can think of. I decided to see how cutting a stencil would work with my Mixed Media Art Journal. I’ll show you what I learned. I started by loading a small piece of Mylar I had in my scrap bin. Adhere to the 12x 12 low tack mat and load into the machine. Select Pattern, select the loaded design and then adjust your size of cut to the size of material you have cut. I have selected the word Spring and 2 floral designs to cut. You can move your cut anywhere on your cutting mat. The grid pattern helps you not waste your material. I cut my stencils on mylar with the blade set to 5 for pressure. I prepped my art journal page with white gesso, layered my newly cut stencils from the Brother ScanNCut2 CM650W Cutting Machine and sprayed with Ranger Ink Dylusions Ink Sprays. I used the “Spring” that cut out of the stencil and sprayed right over it. Here you have one cut with 2 uses with the Spring and negative cut. I am impatient so I heat dried the Ranger Ink Dylusions Ink Sprays. I laid one of my floral stencils in the corner of my media journal and added Ranger Ink Texture Paste for some floral texture. Repeating again with the Spring Stencil and more Ranger Ink Texture Paste. These stencil cuts hold up to the scraping of my spatula and texture paste. I used the eraser of my pencil for the “g” in Spring. I punched up the colour with Distress Crayons for a 3rd way to use my stencils. I coloured, blended and lifted the colour with a baby wipe. Lift and look. Mixed Media is all about layering. For a little bit of contrast I inked up the new Dina Wakely Stamps- For the Love of Circles stamps with Ranger Ink Archival Jet Black ink. I used my stencils in 3 ways to show you how versatile a stencil can be. I layered and sprayed, added texture paste and then I lifted by wiping. Using my Brother ScanNCut2 CM650W Cutting Machine to create stencils with their pre-loaded designs is quick and easy. Creating your own stencils allows you complete control when it comes to the size you need for any project. Allowing you to create backgrounds for cards, stamping through, embossing, mixed media… the creative possibilities are endless.
Brother ScanNCut2 CM650W Cutting Machine
Floral Cut AR-O019
Sentiment Cut- Spring LO-A058
Dylusions Ink Sprays – Mushy Peas Rose Quartz Vanilla Custard Peony Blush
Distress Crayon – Peeled Paint Twisted Citron Peacock Feathers Festive Berries
Archival Jet Black
Dina Wakely Stamps- For the Love of Circles
Dina Wakely Media Journal
What would you do if you could create your own stencils?
Awaken your creativity…
To see more of Nicole’s work visit here blog – Nicole Wright Designs
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