Sunday, 19 May 2019

Stencil Sunday for STAMPlorations

I am delighted to be posting today for the Stencil Sunday feature using the fabulous ARTplorations stencil range. This feature runs for 3 Sundays in the month over on the main STAMPlorations blog. Here on my personal blog I am sharing some closer details and photos of my 4 favourite stencil techniques, which have been showcased over on the main STAMP blog. You can see here. I have provided links to all the products throughout this post and remember that if you use my unique code STAMPGIRLJANE at the checkout you can save 20% on top of any current savings.

This is quite a long post so do grab a cuppa!

For my first technique I sprayed using distress oxides through my stencil using
Anchors away
on the left is the first print and I then just turned the inky stencil over to get the print on the right. You get 2 for 1 with this technique!
I also worked with the True north set
 and a birthday sentiment from Party time
Here is my finished card
my second is a layered technique using
Using distress inks I inked through part of the stencil and then moved the stencil and used anther colour. I repeated this until I achieved the background I wanted. 

I just added several layers and then stamped the bold sentiment
enough from the say it big series and heart and patches from romantic expressions 1
 to finish my card.

My 3rd technique used some crackle paste through the

I added a sentiment from Trendy butterflies 1 to make this card.

and my 4th and final technique is a really fun one using Ranger alcohol lift off ink through the 

I used the sentiment and image from blossom like a butterfly to make my final stenciled card.

So there we have it , 4 of my personal favourite stencil techniques and 4 finished cards. Which is your favourite?

I hope you found my step by steps helpful and that they may inspire you to play with your stencils. Remember that all the stencils (and stamps) I used today are available on the main STAMP website here and if you use my personal discount code STAMPGIRLJANE at the checkout you can save 20% on top of any other discounts which are currently available. Shery ships internationally at very reasonable postage rates.

Also remember to leave me a little comment here, perhaps saying which is your favourite of the techniques I have shared? All the comments left during the 3 stencil Sunday May posts on the main and personal designers blogs will be put into the hat and one lucky winner will win a $15 gift code. 

Good luck.

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. Fabulous cards, Jane. It's difficult to pick a favourite, but I think the butterfly one just edged into the lead. xx

  2. All four cards are lovely.
    I think my favorite is the last
    card/technique because I love
    the purple & blue tones and I want to try
    the alcohol ink lift off technique. The 3rd card
    is really pretty also.

  3. Beautiful cards! I especially love the Trendy Butterflies 2 design! Great colors!

  4. Stunning stencil work! Jo x

  5. Beautiful work ... love the blossom but I think my favourite is the butterflies ... just can't resist the fruit salad.
    Hope you're having a lovely weekend,
    V x

  6. I love the crackle technique! So pretty! And also the alcohol lift technique looks amazing. Absolutely beautiful cards, Jane.

  7. When I first started learning how to create cards - I hated to get messy - I was such a neat freak - not any more - once I discovered how fun it was to get messy with wet media and try new techniques and such it became a fun adventure - hello I said to self - that is WHY there is SOAP - heheh - nice techniques here Jane with those stencils and media - fabulous work indeed - I like each of these creations and techniques - Thanks for your inspiration and sharing your art!

  8. All the cards using stencils are awesome. I am getting more and more into using stencils myself so thanks for the inspiration!

  9. Love that last card with the purples.
    The butterfly is gorgeous. The two
    sections of anchors on the first
    card was a fun idea. thanks for
    sharing. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

  10. Such great close-up of your cards...The finish cards are awesome I like the last three cards and hoping to give it try...tfs

  11. I love that you used Crackle paste with the butterfly! And I never heard of the alcohol LIFT off technique! THANK YOU!!!

  12. Fabulous favourite has to be the butterflies. xx

  13. Fabulous cards and techniques. My fave is the lighthouse card. I like how you got two prints with this technique.

  14. Brilliant post Jane with great techniques and fabulous cards. Hope you had a lovely weekend. Must get together soon xxx

  15. Absolutely gorgeous! The alcohol ink background is especially beautiful, and I really love how the nautical card turned out! Nice job!

  16. Completely stunning!! Im loving the lift off ink technique. That card is Gorgeous!!

  17. Wow, these are all fabulous!!! i really love the last two!! They are so beautiful!

  18. thanks for sharing your fabulous techniques - love the alcohol lift technique - so pretty

  19. Jane, all of your techniques are awesome, and I want to give them all a shot. But I have to get a few supplies first...., lift off ink, crackle paste, namely. Your techniques created some gorgeous cards. And the anchor card is great because you used both papers on it.

  20. Fabulous cards - I love them all

  21. I love all the different results you got from your stencils and especially love the two nautical backgrounds that you combined

  22. I love your post, very creative and so many stunning techniques.


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